Pierce Atwood LLP

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
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • 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

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Revenue Forecasting Committee Projects $141 Million Surplus - The Revenue Forecasting Committee (RFC) presented a briefing to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs (AFA) Committee on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The RFC has…more
 /  Elections & Politics

2017 Summary Of New Maine Laws & Carry Over Legislation - State of Maine 128th Legislature, 1st Regular Session

Overview - 2017 Summary of New Maine Laws & Carry Over Legislation - The new laws highlighted in this summary are those most relevant to our clients and does not include all laws enacted this past session. This summary of…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

CASPR: FERC Approves Changes To ISO-NE's Forward Capacity Auction

On March 9, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a split vote approved ISO-New England Inc.’s (ISO-NE) proposed tariff revisions intended to accommodate the entry of additional clean energy resources into the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Maine's Federal Tax Conformity Proposal

On Thursday, March 1, Alec Porteous, the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Administrative and Financial Services, and Dr. Michael Allen, Associate Commissioner for Tax Policy for the Maine Department of Administrative and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Maine DEP Proposes Updates To Hazardous Waste Rules

In its first comprehensive review in many years, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing changes to the Hazardous Waste regulations for the identification of hazardous waste and for the “land disposal…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

FERC Has Options If Court Of Appeals Seeks To Shut Down An Operating Interstate Pipeline

Can an interstate natural gas pipeline continue to operate if a court vacates its certificate authorizations? On January 31, 2018, in Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1329 (D.C. Cir.), the United States Court of Appeals for the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Legislative Council Considers After-Deadline Bill Requests on School Safety, Gun Control - The Legislative Council met on February 27 to consider after-deadline bill requests, including several on school safety and gun…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Roma, III, Ltd. V. Board Of Appeals Of Rockport: Did The Supreme Judicial Court “Pave The Way” For Local Control Of Drones?

Earlier this year, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a relatively straightforward decision concerning heliports, home rule authority, and preemption – Roma, III, Ltd. v. Board of Appeals of Rockport…more
 /  Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program - 2018 Call for Measures

Beginning in 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is commencing an annual “Call for Measures” initiative to allow interested parties (i.e., Medicare eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs)…more
 /  Health

Opportunity Zones: Economic Development And Tax Deferral

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created a significant—and little-discussed—economic development program that encourages long-term investments in so-called “Opportunity Zones” by offering temporary tax deferral for capital…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Taxation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Update On New Medicare Cards And The Transition To The Medicare Beneficiary Identifier

In an effort to combat identity theft and prevent fraud as well as to comply with the provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will be…more
 /  Health

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Governor LePage Delivers State of the State Address - Governor LePage delivered his final State of the State address to the Legislature on Tuesday, February 13. The speech, which lasted nearly an hour and a half, focused on…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation

New FERC Rule A Victory For Energy Storage Proponents

On February 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) provided a victory for proponents of energy storage when it issued an important new rule to expand the use of battery storage, flywheel, and other energy…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Maine Land Use Planning Commission to Discuss Revisions to Its Adjacency Principle

Staff of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission (LUPC or Commission) will introduce for discussion at the February 14, 2018 Commission meeting proposed revisions to the Commission’s application of the adjacency principle, which…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Federal District Courts Tackle Application of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court to Class Actions

In June 2017, we wrote about the Supreme Court’s decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017) and how it would likely affect attempts by plaintiffs to pursue multi-state or nationwide class…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Science, Computers, & Technology
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