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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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  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
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  • Government
  • Immigration Law
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  • Litigation
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  • 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

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

Perpetual Easement or Expired Restriction? Mass. Appeals Court Weighs In

In its decision this week in Perry v. Aiello, the Massachusetts Appeals Court addresses an interesting question: whether a 1947 grant of easement-like rights created an affirmative easement, which can be perpetual, or a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, 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. Legislative Council Hears State Fiscal Report - On Tuesday, September 19, the Legislative Council met…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health, Taxation

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. Looking Ahead . . . While the First Regular Session of the 128th Legislature has adjourned sine die,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Health

Workplace Wellness Program Incentives Under Fire - Again

For years, employers have been trying to find the right incentives for employees to embrace wellness programs. If incentives are too meager, employees are not likely to participate. If they are weighted too heavily in favor of…more
 /  Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Will Require Interviews for Employment-Based Adjustment of Status Applicants

USICS has announced that – effective October 1, 2017 – it will begin to “phase in” an in-person interview requirement for applicants for adjustment of status based on employment, as well as for other categories of applicants who…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Island Means Island: Pierce Atwood Successfully Defends Against Tribal Claim to Control State Waters

In 1980, the State of Maine, Congress, and Maine tribes entered into Settlement Acts to resolve claims that the tribes owned two-thirds of the State. In return for, among other things, federal recognition and money, the tribes…more
 /  Environmental Law, Indigenous Peoples, 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. Republicans Challenge Wording of Medicaid Expansion Question on Fall Ballot - Question 2 on Maine’s…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Health, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Sky’s Now the Limit: E-Verify for Airport Operators

USCIS has released an E-Verify Quick Reference Guide For Airport Operators. Under the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, Pub. L. No. 114-190, airport operators can now apply to have…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Value Based Reimbursement: CMS Dials Back; Large Employers Forge Ahead

Last week, CMS announced in proposed rulemaking its proposal to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) incentive payment model. It also announced plans to revise certain aspects of the…more
 /  Health

MassDEP Issues New Regulations to Reduce GHG Emissions

Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) promulgated final regulations to ensure that the Commonwealth will meet the 2020 statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions limits mandated by the 2008…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FERC Quorum Restored, New Chairman Named

On August 4, the Senate confirmed Neil Chatterjee and Robert Powelson as FERC Commissioners. Commissioner Chatterjee was sworn in on August 8 and Commissioner Robert Powelson was sworn in today, August 10…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities
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