John D. Delahanty - Pierce Atwood LLP

John D. Delahanty

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

John D. Delahanty, has been Pierce Atwood's chief governmental relations attorney/lobbyist for over two decades and has more than 30 years of professional lobbying and governmental relations advocacy success before Maine's Legislature, administrative agencies and at the federal level with Maine's Congressional delegation. He brings a highly strategic approach to his advocacy in public policy development, governmental relations, and regulatory issues. His work focuses on assisting clients navigate through the increasingly complex convergence of government/legislative actions and business at all stages of development. John has been at the forefront of statewide statutory and regulatory policy development, offering practical and strategic advice in areas involving environmental issues; insurance; and business, economic development and tax matters. He also has long been involved with Maine politics and gubernatorial and referenda campaigns.

Boston College Law SchoolJ.D.
American Bar AssociationMaine Bar AssociationMaine Bar Association, Administrative Law Section Maine State Chamber Board of Directors

Case History

Recent Experience

The acquisition of the nation's largest private hydro-electric system

The State's acquisition of a privately owned landfill in order to preserve jobs at a mill threatened with closure

Substantial involvement in legislation involving life, disability and long-term care insurance

Business franchising

Business tax incentives including the State's largest economic development assistance program ever for a private employer

Key economic development incentive matters for business

Environmental matters involving solid waste, product stewardship, recycling, land use, water, and chemicals regulation

Service on gubernatorial transition team and counsel to gubernatorial campaigns


Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
John D. Delahanty has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law (Regulatory)
Government Relations Practice

Other Information

Gender: Male