Scott D. Anderson - Verrill Dana LLP

Scott D. Anderson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Scott assists his clients with navigating the myriad of federal, state, and local environmental laws for development projects large and small. For energy infrastructure, mill operations, telecommunications facilities, large-scale retail, environmental restoration—Scott has worked to obtain development permits, resolved conflicts with interested parties and opponents, and has helped to fashion creative solutions to environmental and regulatory challenges. With a results-driven track record of getting projects up and running, Scott offers strategies on permitting and compliance in a way to meet the client’s needs. You want to build, invest, grow, achieve—call Scott. You want to fight, show everyone how smart your lawyer is, run up a huge bill, get bogged down in unnecessary disputes—hire someone else.

And Scott doesn’t attempt to do it alone. Working with his colleagues at Verrill Dana, with particular skill in corporate, tax, real estate, and energy law, Scott pulls together the right team for the job, bringing decades of experience to every project. And yes, he knows the law and regulations, and has dealt with permitting, compliance, and litigation involving dizzyingly complex federal statutes such as CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, Maine provisions such as the Site Location of Development Law and Natural Resources Protection Act, and local zoning, subdivision, and shoreland zoning regulations.

As a member of Verrill Dana's Timberlands, Agriculture & Conservation Group, Scott counsels timber clients on compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws. Increasingly, this industry has gone beyond timber as the sole return on investment, and Scott helps clients maximize the value of their holdings with development and mitigation banking that can provide real returns consistent with a timber investment portfolio.

Scott joined Verrill Dana in 2001, and was previously a litigation associate at a large Boston law firm. Scott received his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1999 where he served as Executive Editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review and was a member of the National Moot Court Team. When not diving into environmental matters, he skis off cliffs in Tuckerman’s Ravine and plays the fiddle. That’s right, the fiddle.

University of Massachusetts AmherstBA 1992Boston College Law SchoolJ.D. 1999
Energy and Natural Resources Market Regulation Committee, American Bar Association: Section on Energy, Environment and ResourcesPublic Service Committee, American Bar Association: Section on Energy, Environment and Resources

Office Location

One Portland Square
P.O. Box 586
Portland, ME 04112-0586
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Scott D. Anderson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law
Environmental Law
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Environmental

Other Information

Gender: Male