Brian M. Rayback - Pierce Atwood LLP

Brian M. Rayback

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Brian M. Rayback, a partner in the Environmental group, focuses his practice on environmental law, with expertise in all aspects of water, air, natural resources, solid waste, and land use regulation. Brian provides cost-effective, strategic advice on project permitting, enforcement matters, appeals of agency decisions, regulatory compliance, and legislative issues for property developers and owners, trade associations, utilities, construction companies, and industrial and manufacturing facilities. He regularly appears before federal, state, and local boards and agencies to assist clients in navigating the complex and often overlapping array of environmental and land use regulations.

Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.
American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, State and Regional Environmental Cooperation CommitteeMaine State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee

Case History

Recent Experience

Represents the Maine Real Estate & Development Association in lobbying at the Maine Legislature on key issues to the development community, including vernal pools and uniform building codes

Represented a New Hampshire scrap metal dealer in settling an enforcement action brought by the U.S. EPA under the federal industrial stormwater program, including negotiation of a supplemental environmental project

Led the legal team for local permitting on Central Maine Power Company's Maine Power Reliability Program, a $1.4 billion project across approximately 75 municipalities to ensure the reliability and safety of its high voltage transmission system

Advised the Republic of Kazakhstan on the adoption of best practices for regulation of air emissions

Represented a solid waste company in amending its license to accept municipal solid waste after a two-day hearing before the Maine DEP 


Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law

Other Information

Gender: Male