Portland Land Use & Zoning Lawyer, Maine


J. Gordon Scannell

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Logging & Timber, Transactions
Status:  In Good Standing           

Kevin M. Fitzgerald

Land Use & Zoning, Litigation, Lawsuit & Dispute, Health Care Other, Medical Products & Devices
Status:  In Good Standing           

Brenda M. Buchanan

Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Family Law, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  31 Years

Andre' G. Duchette

Transactions, Land Use & Zoning, Wills
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years
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Gregg R. Frame

Land Use & Zoning, Employee Rights, Business & Trade, Corporate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Matthew D. Manahan

Commercial Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Energy, Government
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  32 Years

Dixon P. Pike

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Environmental Law, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  34 Years

Laura A. Rideout

Land Use & Zoning, Lawsuit & Dispute, Environmental Law Other, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  9 Years

Thomas R. Doyle

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Environmental Law, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  39 Years

Philip F. W. Ahrens

Land Use & Zoning
Status:  Inactive           Licensed:  46 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

FIERI FACIAS

Latin for 'that you cause to be done.' This is a court document that instructs a sheriff to seize and sell a defendant's property in order to satisfy a monetary... (more...)
Latin for 'that you cause to be done.' This is a court document that instructs a sheriff to seize and sell a defendant's property in order to satisfy a monetary judgment against the defendant.

EVICTION

Removal of a tenant from rental property by a law enforcement officer. First, the landlord must file and win an eviction lawsuit, also known as an 'unlawful det... (more...)
Removal of a tenant from rental property by a law enforcement officer. First, the landlord must file and win an eviction lawsuit, also known as an 'unlawful detainer.'

IP

See intellectual property law.

EXPRESS WARRANTY

A guarantee about the quality of goods or services made by a seller, such as 'This item is guaranteed against defects in construction for one year.' Most expres... (more...)
A guarantee about the quality of goods or services made by a seller, such as 'This item is guaranteed against defects in construction for one year.' Most express warranties come directly from the manufacturer or are included in the sales contract. If you want to hold the seller to an oral guarantee, it's best to get it in writing or have witnesses to the guarantee so that it doesn't come down to your word against the seller's if a problem arises.

TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE

The causing of harm by disrupting something that belongs to someone else -- for example, interfering with a contractual relationship so that one party fails to ... (more...)
The causing of harm by disrupting something that belongs to someone else -- for example, interfering with a contractual relationship so that one party fails to deliver goods on time.

ASYLUM

A legal status granted to an individual who is in the United States and fears political persecution if he or she is forced to return to their home country.

GOODS & CHATTELS

See personal property.

HEIR

One who receives property from someone who has died. While the traditional meaning includes only those who had a legal right to the deceased person's property, ... (more...)
One who receives property from someone who has died. While the traditional meaning includes only those who had a legal right to the deceased person's property, modern usage includes anyone who receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

AUTHOR

In terms of copyright protection, either the person who creates the work, the person or business that pays another to create the work in an employment context o... (more...)
In terms of copyright protection, either the person who creates the work, the person or business that pays another to create the work in an employment context or the person or business that commissions the work under a valid work for hire contract. For example, a songwriter may write a song, but if he is employed by a company to do so, the company is the author of that song for copyright purposes.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Bog Lake Company v. Town of Northfield

... B. Statute of Limitations. [¶7] The Town argues that Bog Lake Company's cause of action accrued in 1987 when the original zoning classification was made, and therefore the complaint is barred by 14 MRS § 752 (2007), which generally requires that "[a]ll civil actions . . . ...

Rudolph v. Golick

... They contend that the court erred in holding that the riding arena plan fell outside the definition of a use for "animal husbandry" that is permitted by the Town's Zoning Ordinance. Because the Zoning Board of Appeals made findings ...

Nergaard v. Town of Westport Island

... Because we conclude that the Zoning Board did not err as a matter of law in deciding that Nergaard and Stern were without standing, we affirm the judgment of the Superior Court. I. BACKGROUND. ... B. Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. ...