National Semiconductor Corporation — Lead counsel for the successful environmental licensing of a state-of-the-art semiconductor fabrication facility, which at $800 million was one of the largest private investments ever in Maine. The applicable state licenses were obtained in 21 days, the minimum time required by state law.
Pine Tree Waste, Inc. — Successfully represented this owner in the licensing of a 1000 ton per day transfer station and construction demolition debris processing facility. Representation included a successfully completed, but hotly contested adjudicatory proceeding before Maine''s Board of Environmnetal Protection and a similar proceeding before the municipal planning board.
Backyard Farms Greenhouses — Lead counsel in the successful environmental and land use licensing of two vast greenhouses, one 24 acres and the second 18 acres in size, for growing vine-ripened tomatoes. These are the largest greenhouses in the Northeast, and the 24-acre greenhouse is the largest building under one roof in Maine.
Juniper Ridge Landfill — Lead counsel on all aspects of the successful federal, state and local environmental and land use permitting of this 68-acre landfill, which was the subject of a contested adjudicatory hearing before Maine''s Board of Environmental Protection. Also successfully defended appeals of the original decision in Maine courts. Once constructed, this landfill was transferred into the ownership of the State of Maine, and I subsequently represented the State-designated private operator in licensing a seven million cubic yard disposal capacity increase, again after a contested hearing process. I also have successfully defended that decision on appeal to Maine Superior Court.
Fox Island Wind, LLC — Environmental counsel to this successfully licensed and constructed 4.5 megawatt community wind turbine project on Vinalhaven Island. It is the largest off-shore community wind project in New England, and the first in Maine.
Maine Power Reliability Program — Lead environmental counsel for Central Maine Power Company''s Maine Power Reliability Program, a $1.5 billion project to upgrade and improve the reliability of Maine''s largest electric power system. This is one of the largest transmission system projects in New England and certianly the largest ever in Maine. Responsible for all federal and state environmental and land use permits, many of which have been contested. As of April 2010, the most significant state environmental permit has been obtained.