Verrill Dana, LLP

Real Estate Department

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What the team is known for Well-established practice with a deep bench of experienced real estate practitioners. Renowned for its work on complex real estate transactions and also a good choice of firm for issues concerning land use, zoning and title insurance. Esteemed for its capabilities in the energy sector, advising on hydroelectric, natural gas, wind power and electric transmission line projects. Assists clients in the telecommunications and healthcare industries, regularly providing support on real estate issues arising during complex M&A transactions. Also demonstrates expertise in condominium development matters.

Strengths A client comments: "Verrill Dana have a strong understanding of the law, are easy to work with on a transaction and are responsive."

Work highlights Represented Longroad Energy in the land lease and easement agreements for two large proposed alternative energy development projects: the Three Corners Solar project in Kennebec County and Waldo County, and the Weaver Wind project in Hancock County.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Calcagni is chair of the firm's real estate department. He regularly represents oil and gas and alternative energy projects in the acquisition, development and leasing of facilities and transmission lines, often involving complex title and easement matters.

David Galgay has a specialty in commercial real estate lending. He regularly represents both lenders and borrowers in asset-based and real estate-based loans and bond transactions. According to a client, "Galgay is an excellent lawyer; efficient and business-minded."

James Palmer represents lenders and developers in a variety of commercial and energy projects. A client notes: "Jim does a nice job. He is responsive and thorough."

Raymond Pelletier has a well-respected timberland practice. His expertise covers the purchase and sale of timberland, partitions, mineral rights and other issues affecting the forest products industry.