Verrill Dana, LLP

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Respected environmental practice, with notable strength in regulatory, permitting and development matters as well as litigation disputes. Particularly well regarded for its capabilities in wind energy matters.

Strengths One client reports: "The team works very commercially and efficiently, and always meets our objectives. The attorneys are great partners with us."

Another interviewee praises the team's "excellent communication and great knowledge of legal matters."

Work highlights Represented Waste Management, the world's largest environmental services provider, in connection with a proposed expansion of its existing secure landfill in Norridgewock, Maine.

Notable practitioners

Gordon Smith is experienced in a range of environmental matters, including representing wind and solar energy clients in financing and compliance matters, as well as related litigation. His areas of expertise include conservation and the use of coastal land.

Juliet Browne chairs the firm's energy and environmental practice groups and is praised by clients for her "certainty and drive." She has leading expertise in wind projects, as well as providing advice on regulatory compliance, permitting, financing and litigation for other renewable energy facilities. One client says that "she is responsive, effective and efficient," with another remarking: "She is a really terrific attorney."

Matthew Todaro is developing his practice across New England in environmental compliance. He has experience advising on the Clean Water Act and representing clients in negotiations with federal and state environmental agencies. One source commends his "strong communication skills" and appreciates that he is "well prepared."