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

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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...

Blog

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

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News

Verrill Trial Attorneys Again Recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Litigation

(October 30, 2019) – Eight Verrill attorneys have once again been recognized for their litigation skills in Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 edition . In addition to the firm’s eight individual rankings, both Karen Frink Wolf...

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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...

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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...

Blog

Draft Adult Use Marijuana Rules Released

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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...

News

39 Verrill Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Verrill Attorney Karen Frink Wolf Again Named One of New England’s Top 100 Attorneys and Top 50 Women Attorneys (December 11, 2019) – The 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...

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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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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...