Jim practices at the intersection of law and politics. Based on decades of experience as a regulatory lawyer, mediator, and elected official — including as Mayor of Portland, Jim helps clients in heavily regulated industries achieve their legal and policy goals before state and local regulatory agencies and legislative bodies.
Jim's unique background allows him to provide clients not only with insightful legal advice, but also with creative solutions involving public relations, facilitation, and outreach to key government, business, and community leaders. His experience in public service and leadership positions on multiple business and nonprofit boards gives him a deep understanding of government and a broad range of connections within Maine's business and political community.
Applying these skills across a wide range of regulated industries, Jim has helped craft or modify laws and regulations, represented clients in adjudicatory proceedings before government agencies and the courts, assisted clients in complex business transactions, facilitated stakeholder groups, and provided a wide range of legal and public policy advice.
Jim is an avid runner, biker, skier, "golfer" (quotes intentionally added), and sometimes guitar player.
In addition to Jim's main services and industries, he also focuses on the following unique areas:
Alternative Dispute Resolution | Banking & Financial Services | Energy | Food & Beverage | Government & Public Relations | Natural Gas | Public & Government Relations —Energy | Telecommunications | Water & Wastewater Utilities
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