Timberlands Transactions — Handled complex purchase and sale transactions over two years for one client, involving nearly 200,000 acres of timberlands, estimated $100 Million project value. Closing the transactions was highly important for Company's corporate strategy and balance sheet. Necessitated negotiating and resolving difficult issues with sophisticated opposing counsel.
Timberlands Reorganization — Handled the real estate work associated with a complex transfer of timberland assets to wholly owned subsidiary, a $130 Million project. Transaction required sensitivity to a wide range of issues triggered by the transfer of large acreage over many townships.
Telecommunications Site Acquision — Served as Maine counsel for large wireless telecommunications company in acquisition and build out over several years of 200 + telecommunications sites. In addition, extensive leasing, title and zoning work relating to reconfiguration on expedited basis of approximately 60 legacy sites and over 100 existing sites in connection with client's acquisition of a competing wireless telecommunications provider. Work required unusual responsiveness, efficiency and understanding of corporate sensitivity to range of issues .
Acquisition of Supermarket Chains — Served as inhouse Real Estate Counsel for supermarket chain during its acquisition of two southern chains. These transactions resulted in significant growth for the company, and positioned the company for international acquisition. The transactions were large and complex, and required the resolution of a number of real estate issues.
Timberlands Partition — Represented client in complex multi-party partition and exchange of fractional interests involving approximately two dozen townships containing over 250,000 acres of timberland in Maine, total estimated value approximately $98 Million. The successful closing of the transaction allowed the client to increase the value of its property. The matter required highly specialized knowledge and experience in dealing with large tracts of highly fractionalized ownership interests.
Telecommunications Development — Assisted major telecommunications company in legal work associated with extending fiber optic capacity and fourth generation wireless communications at hundreds of sites in New England. This project was highly visible and important to the company since it had been widely publicized. Successful conclusion positioned client as the preeminent provider of these services.
Major Mixed Use Development — Representing developer in connection with signature project involving office, retail, hotel, medical, entertainment and other uses. Includes complex acquisition, leasing, permitting and other components.