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Portland, ME 04101, United States
Phone: 207.791.1100
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Areas of Practice
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Maine
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  • Sweden
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Breaking: Mass. SJC Overhauls SLAPP Statute Practice

The Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) today issued two decisions which together make important changes in how Massachusetts courts apply the often troublesome SLAPP statute, M.G.L. c. 231, § 59H, enacted in 1994. While of general…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Spokesperson Says Governor Paul LePage Will Not Seek Senator King’s U.S. Senate Seat - A…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Real Estate - Residential, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trump to Nominate Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson for FERC Vacancies

Monday night, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Republicans Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). FERC has been operating without a quorum since the…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

3% Surcharge To Cause Loss of Revenue, Not Gain - On Monday, May 1, the Maine Revenue Forecasting Committee reported to the Governor and Legislature on first quarter estimated individual income tax payments. Surprisingly,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

In Self-Renewing Lease, Tenant Has Burden of Proving Timely Termination

In a case of interest to commercial landlords and tenants, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently ruled that where a commercial lease is self-renewing but can be terminated on six-months’ notice to the other side, the party…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Internet Privacy – ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws

It’s hard to imagine a world in which the U.S. Postal Service is permitted to peer inside our personal mail, or gather and track the address and other data we place on our mail, and then use and sell what it learns about us…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dan Bailey Testifies Before Massachusetts Legislature on House Bill No. 1112, “An Act Improving Housing Opportunities and the Massachusetts Economy”

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a bill that seeks to reform zoning law and simplify the process for developers to build housing. Pierce Atwood real estate partner Daniel J. Bailey appeared on behalf of the Greater…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Trying Times for Secondary Market for Consumer Debts

Those engaged in the business of selling consumer debt or of purchasing delinquent consumer debt for collection purposes are well-advised to take heed of the recent developments on the judicial and legislative fronts that have…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking

NESCOE Responds to Stakeholders; Requests No Public Policy Transmission Study from ISO-NE

After receiving input from members of the ISO-New England, Inc.’s (ISO-NE) Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) regarding the state, federal, and local statutes and regulations (Public Policy Requirements) “driving transmission…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Massachusetts Electric Companies and DOER Propose RFP for Offshore Wind Clean Energy Projects

On April 28, 2017, the Massachusetts investor-owned electric distribution companies (Distribution Companies), in coordination with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) (together, the Soliciting Parties),…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Maine Hazardous Waste Rules Updated for Exempt Solvent-Contaminated Wipes

The State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) just amended its rules to formally include an exemption for “solvent-contaminated wipes,” putting to bed a long-standing question of how solvent-contaminated…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Internet Privacy – What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union

With respect to Internet privacy, as a result of recent U.S. government action, Americans now have less protection and are more at risk of government surveillance and potential misuse of their personal information, as compared…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Compressed Committee Activity - Over the next four to six weeks, the Maine legislature’s…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Filling the Void in Internet Privacy: Time to Turn to the Courts (Again)

Now that the U.S. government has overturned the FCC’s privacy regulations, are courts more likely to step in to protect the Internet privacy rights of individuals?…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A New Justice: Any Change For Class Actions?

This week, Justice Gorsuch donned his black robes and began hearing arguments alongside his new colleagues on the Supreme Court. With his elevation to the high court, Justice Gorsuch assumes many new responsibilities. Some, of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics
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