Pierce Atwood LLP

Merrrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101, United States
Phone: 617-488-8101
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
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  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
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Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
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Other Countries
  • Sweden
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Tax Reform’s Changes To The Treatment Of Non-Shareholder Contributions To Capital

The 2017 tax reform act amended Section 118 of the Internal Revenue Code, to dramatically reduce the ability of a corporation to exclude from its gross income grants that the corporation receives from federal, state, or local…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation

FERC Approves CASPR, ISO-NE’s New Forward Capacity Auction

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

Maine Enacts Property Tax Modernization and Improvement Law

Maine recently passed L.D. 1479, An Act To Modernize and Improve Maine’s Property Tax System, which implements certain changes to the state’s property tax assessment, review, and appeals processes…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Candidates for Governor Square Off in Primary Debates - Lively broadcast debates for the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor took place over the past two weeks. On April 4, the four Republican candidates spent…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Health

The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Five Key Lessons

Courts will refuse to grant trade secret protection under the Defend Trade Secret Act (DTSA) when an employer has not taken certain basic precautions to create and maintain the secrecy of the subject information. …more
 /  Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Under The Dome: Inside The Maine State House

Secretary of State Prepares for Ranked Choice Voting; Raises Concerns at Legislature - Officials are scrambling to sort out Maine’s ranked choice voting system ahead of the June primary. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Campbell-Ewald In Massachusetts

On March 6th, in Silva v. Todisco Services, Inc., Judge Kenneth Salinger, sitting in the Business Litigation Session of the Massachusetts Superior Court, held that a defendant’s tendering of the maximum amount of damages a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Call To Action For Energy Storage Companies

WHO: Energy Storage technologies awaiting regulatory authority to operate in the wholesale energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

IRS Ends Offshore Account Voluntary Disclosure Program

The IRS recently announced that it is ending its Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on September 28, 2018…more
 /  Taxation

Mass. SJC Expands Time For Bringing Property Damage Claims Under Chapter 21E

Lawsuits to recover cleanup costs and property damages resulting from environmental contamination can be expensive and time-consuming. Plaintiffs should be sure their claims are timely before embarking on the litigation…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Carbon Dioxide Capture Credit Enhanced

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 extended and enhanced a tax credit that incentivized carbon dioxide capture, storage, and utilization. The enhanced credit, known as the “45Q tax credit,” offers a tax credit of up to $50 per…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Is Your Proposed Project a Major Modification? Take Note! The Air Permitting Analysis Just Changed.

A new policy memorandum from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will impact one of the most common, complex, and fundamental questions regarding air permitting: Will my proposed project be…more
 /  Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

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
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