Whether you are an individual or a multi-national corporation, Verrill’s Environmental and 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, transactional, government affairs, and litigation groups to provide targeted advice on the full range of issues you may be facing.

Environmental & Land Use Services

Firm Highlights

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Champion of Wind Energy Projects

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Bingham Wind Project

Verrill’s environmental team successfully permitted the Bingham Wind project, which at 185 MW is the largest wind power project in New England. The project includes fifty-six 3.3 MW Vestas turbines, a transmission line, an...

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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...

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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...

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Goose Rocks Beach Litigation

We represent coastal landowners in an appeal pending before the Maine Supreme Court, in which we are challenging a lower court ruling that title to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport is held by the...

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61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

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

After deliberating for a year and a half in Ross v. Acadian Seaplants, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has unanimously held that rockweed, a type of seaweed that grows on rocks in the intertidal...

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Solar Energy: Acquisition of Grid-Scale Project in Brunswick, Maine

Verrill represented Diversified Communications in the acquisition of a newly built $2.5 million solar array in Brunswick, Maine. The array, which was developed by ReVision Energy and went online in January 2018, will provide...