Whether you are an individual or a multinational corporation, Verrill's Environmental & Land Use attorneys become an integral part of your team by listening to you, understanding your goals, and working with you to create opportunities for success. Our attorneys have decades of industry-leading experience on environmental and land use matters, including:

  • Large infrastructure development
  • Renewable energy permitting
  • Coastal and marine development
  • Environmental compliance
  • Due diligence
  • Resolution of land use disputes with abutters and government entities
  • Administrative, civil, and appellate litigation

We combine our experience with a highly client-focused approach to understand the big picture, master the details, and achieve results.

We also know that environmental and land use challenges don't always come in discrete packages. Therefore, we work with seasoned lawyers in our Real Estate, Energy, Government Affairs, and Litigation & Trial groups to provide targeted advice on the full range of issues you may be facing.

Environmental & Land Use Services

Firm Highlights

Blog

Maine Supreme Court Decides Seaweed Is a Plant, Not a Fish

Seaweed
Blog

Draft Adult Use Marijuana Rules Released

Marijuana
News

Enforcement Issues with SJC Ruling for the Rockweed Industry

Environmental attorney Gordon Smith was quoted in the Machias Valley News Observer article, "One year after SJC ruling, enforcement issues plague rockweed industry," discussing the Ross v. Acadian Seaplant's decision in Maine. Questions about...

Matter

Verrill Helps Gardiner Water District Secure Land for a New Water Tank

For roughly one year, Verrill worked with longtime client Gardiner Water District, and its engineering firm Wright-Pierce, to secure land to allow the Water District to construct a one million gallon water tank in...

Publication/Podcast

The Risks and Regulations Associated with Waterfront Development in Maine

Publication/Podcast

Saving Seaweed Via Maine Property Law

On June 13, 2019, Law360 published environmental attorney Gordon Smith's article, "Saving Seaweed Via Maine Property Law." Gordon discusses Ross v. Acadian Seaplants Ltd. , a decision by the Maine Supreme Court, where conservation-minded...

Matter

Real Estate Law: Ambiguities in Ancient Deeds to Kennebunkport Beach Resolved in Favor of Town

We represented coastal landowners in a high-profile appeal before the Maine Supreme Court, in which the Town of Kennebunkport claimed ownership of Goose Rocks Beach against numerous homeowners whose deeds described property down to...

Publication/Podcast

Verrill Voices: Newsflash - Rockweed Not a Fish

In this episode of Verrill Voices, environmental attorneys Gordon Smith and Scott Anderson discuss how private property rights could save the world, or at least the coast of Maine, when the fate of ecologically...

Matter

Champion of Wind Energy Projects

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...