Biography

Tony's real estate work focuses on acquisitions, development, and leasing of commercial property, easements and title matters, zoning and land use, and community associations.

Tony has represented wind and solar power developers, water districts, telecommunications companies, and electric and gas companies on real estate matters both routine and complex. He has served as the Chair of Verrill's Real Estate Department since 2010.

Recent projects include serving as lead real estate counsel on:

  • The Kibby Wind (132 MW), Stetson Wind I (57 MW), Stetson Wind II (26 MW), Rollins Wind (60 MW), Bull Hill Wind (34 MW), Hancock Wind (51 MW), and Weaver Wind (73 MW) power projects
  • A natural gas expansion project involving five new compressor stations
  • An 85-mile 345 kV electric transmission line

Tony's work on these projects has included negotiating numerous easement and lease agreements, resolving a variety of title problems and disputes, working with state agencies and local officials, and arranging for project financings.

Tony has participated in a number of speaking engagements on the law of easements. He served as chair of the Maine State Bar Association's Real Estate and Title Section from 2016 to 2018, and is an agent for the First American Title Insurance Company.

True to his New England roots, Tony is an avid Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox fan. He also enjoys hiking and downhill skiing with his family.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (1993-1994)
  • Washington University in St. Louis  (B.S., magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Honors

  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Real Estate
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law in Portland, Maine
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Real Estate

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Firm Highlights

News

Michael K. Fee to Lead Verrill’s Health Care and Life Sciences Defense Practice

(January 22, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Michael K. Fee to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group and as the leader...

News

Verrill Elects Four New Partners

(January 22, 2020) – Verrill is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s attorneys have been elected to partner: Kristin Doeberl, Kelly Donahue, Christopher Lockman, and Mathew Todaro. Kristin Doeberl , a family...

Blog

Annual Employment Law Update: HR 2020 - Vision for the Future

Blog

First Circuit Acts on Appeal by South Portland Pipeline Company

On January 10, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit acted on the Portland Pipe Line Corporation’s (PPLC) appeal of the district court order upholding a South Portland zoning ordinance that...

Publication/Podcast

Is the New U.S.-China Agreement What Was Prescribed?

The trade relationship between China and the United States has been top of mind for businesses over the past year. In spring 2018, Chinese President Xi Jinping denied the U.S. Government's request to end...

Matter

Aquaculture

Verrill represents both growers and coastal landowners regarding leasing and licensing of aquaculture enterprises.

Matter

Protection of Private Coastal Property Rights for Conservation of Intertidal Habitat

Verrill successfully represented coastal landowners in first-impression litigation against a Canadian seaweed harvesting company with global operations to determine who owns the sea plants that are growing on private intertidal property in Maine. In...

Event

Annual Employment Law Update: HR 2020 Vision for the Future

Event

AHLA Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute

In January, attorneys Kate Heffernan and Andrew Rusczek will be presenting at the American Health Lawyers Association's Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Institute conference in Arlington, VA. The conference is designed to address...

Publication/Podcast

More Proposed Changes to CCPA Geared to Health Care and Life Sciences Industries

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) took effect on January 1, 2020. Days later on January 8, 2020, the California Senate Health Committee unanimously approved Senate bill A.B. 713 (the “Bill”) to...