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Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101, United States
Phone: 207.791.1100
Fax: 207.791.1350
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
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  • Environmental Law
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  • Government
  • Immigration Law
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  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
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  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Rhode Island
Other Countries
  • Sweden
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Massachusetts EDCs Issue New RFP For 100 MW Of New Solar PV Generation; Bids Due December 5

The Massachusetts electric distribution companies (EDCs), in consultation with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) have issued a new request for proposals (RFP) seeking offers from eligible solar photovoltaic (Solar PV)…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Government Contracting

LUPC Proposes New Rules Allowing Grid-Scale Solar Facilities

Responding to increasing interest in developing grid-scale solar farms in Maine’s unorganized territory, the Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC) yesterday proposed a rulemaking to allow development of grid-scale solar energy…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Mass. Appeals Court Rebuffs Mortgagee’s Novel Bid For Equitable Subrogation

In its decision yesterday in Wells Fargo Bank v. Comeau, the Massachusetts Appeals Court rejected the plaintiff mortgagee’s attempt to use the doctrine of equitable subrogation in a novel way: to impose on a surviving wife the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Consumer Financial Services Arbitration: Another Perspective

Much has been said and written about Congress’ rejection of the CFPB proposal to ban class action waivers in arbitration agreements between consumers and financial services companies. One of the most frequent statements I have…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

“We’re Listening” – CMS Issues Final Rule For Year 2 Of The Quality Payment Program And Highlights Efforts To Continue Flexibilities And Reduce Clinical Burdens

On November 2, 2017, CMS issued the final rule with comment for the second year (2018) of the Quality Payment Program as well as an interim final rule. Continuing with its theme of a CMS that is “listening to feedback,” CMS…more
 /  Health

USCIS Issues Policy Memorandum Defining L-1A and EB-1 “Function Managers”

USCIS has issued a policy memorandum designating the decision of the Administrative Appeals Office in Matter of G- Inc. as policy guidance that applies to and binds all USCIS employees…more
 /  Immigration Law

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Legislature Sustains Governor's Veto of Marijuana Implementation Legislation - On Monday, November 6, the Legislature met for the second day of the Special Session to take up the Governor’s veto of the marijuana…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health, Securities Law, Transportation

When Is A Park Constitutionally Protected Parkland? Mass. SJC Re-Examines Test Under Article 97

In a decision of interest to municipalities, conservation groups, and land use experts, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) recently decided that a public playground in the City of Westfield is parkland protected by…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Senate Confirms FERC Nominees Mcintyre And Glick

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Kevin McIntyre as FERC Chairman and Richard Glick..…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Special Session was an Active One - The First Special Session of the 128th Legislature was convened on Monday, 10/23/17 at 10:00 a.m. The Special Session covered several key legislative matters including marijuana retail…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

The Limits Of Exclusive Use Rights In Condominium Common Areas

It’s not unusual for condominium documents to set aside parts of the development’s common area for the exclusive use of particular units.  This device allows the developer to offer a degree of privacy in decks,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Legislature Set to Convene for Special Session on October 23, 2017 - Governor LePage has set October 23, 2017 as the date for the start of a Special Session of the Legislature this fall. The Legislature will convene to…more
 /  Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics

Massachusetts DPU Issues New Storage, Net Metering, And FCM Inquiry; Solicits Comments

On October 3, 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (the Department) commenced an inquiry into the (1) eligibility of energy storage systems to net meter, pursuant to G.L. c. 164, §§ 138 - 140 and 220 CMR 18.00;…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Payor Approaches to Cost Concerns: Considerations for Provider Contracting and Revenue Cycle

Hospitals and health systems face ongoing pressure to migrate away from fee-for-service models, reduce costs, and improve quality. From MACRA to commercial risk arrangements to self-insured employer cost containment models, it…more
 /  Health

Court In FERC V. Barclays Bank PLC Interprets Statute Of Limitations Applicable To FERC Enforcement Actions

In Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Barclays Bank PLC, et al. (Barclays Bank), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California (the court) has granted a motion for judgment on the pleadings of defendant…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Finance & Banking
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