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William E Taylor

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Practice Areas

Bill Taylor devotes his practice to matters related to water law, waste discharge, stormwater and natural resource licensing, compliance counseling, rulemaking, auditing, and enforcement. He represents clients before local, state, and federal administrative agencies. Bill is experienced in the negotiation and structuring of complex waste discharge and wetland alteration licenses, including site-specific water quality criteria development, use attainability analyses and 316(b) determinations.


Bill has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Environmental Law (since 2009) and Land Use and Zoning Law (since 2013), and was named a 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" in Portland, Maine in Environmental Law.

Professional Memberships

Chair, Maine Agricultural Water Management Board; Member, Massachusetts DEP Advisory Committee on NPDES Authorization; American and Maine State Bar Associations, Natural Resources and Administrative Law Sections.


Co-author, A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine, MCLE 2016-2018.


J.D. and Masters in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School; B.A., University of Massachusetts.