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Brian T. Marshall

Brian T. Marshall

Associate

Expertise

  • Energy
  • Electric Transmission & Distribution
  • Appellate
  • Hydro Power

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Verrill
Maine, U.S.A.

Profile

Brian excels at providing clear and simple solutions to complex problems. Brian represents clients before the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and other local and state agencies in Maine and throughout New England. He has assisted clients in obtaining regulatory approvals for complex utility mergers and acquisitions, obtaining and opposing utility rate increases, and advocating in contested administrative investigations and hearings.

Brian represents both energy developer and energy consumer clients in negotiating energy contracts, including power purchase agreements, net energy billing credit agreements, and energy services agreements. Recently he has been involved in rulemaking proceedings to implement Maine’s net energy billing legislation (LD 1711) and has advised both utility and renewable energy company clients regarding regulatory compliance, the interconnection process, and ISO-New England procedures applicable to new distributed solar projects.

In addition to his energy and utility practice, Brian has significant appellate experience and has drafted briefs for clients before the Maine Supreme Court, Massachusetts Supreme Court, U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining Verrill, Brian served as a law clerk to the justices of the Maine Superior Court in Portland. While clerking, he co-authored a chapter in A Practical Guide to Evidence in Maine.

Brian is co-author of the second edition of Verrill's Maine Regulation of Public Utilities and a regular contributor to Verrill's energy blog, Energy Law Update.

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Vermont Law School  (J.D., summa cum laude)
  • Franklin & Marshall College  (B.A.)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice

Appellate | Electric Transmission & Distribution | Energy | Hydro Power | Judicial Appeals—Energy | Mergers & Acquisitions—Energy | Natural Gas | Rate Cases—Energy | Solar

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Accolades
  • The Kenneth R. Clegg Award for Excellence
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Rising Stars© under Energy & Natural Resources, Utilities (2020)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Energy & Natural Resources
  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2019)

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Blogs

Energy Law Update
Verrill 

Energy Law Update is a source of news and analysis relevant to the world of energy law: major court and regulatory orders, event announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. The blog is edited by Katie Gray and Nora Healy, and features contributions from...

Law of the Land (and air and water)
Verrill 

If the legal issue involves land, air, water, waste, wind, wildlife, trees, or anything else in the natural world, the attorneys in Verrill Dana’s Environmental Law Group have it covered. Seasoned by decades of experience, our legal team recognizes that one of the few constants in our field is...

Lawyers on Tap
Verrill 

The attorneys of Verrill Dana’s Breweries, Distilleries & Wineries Group are here to help your business navigate the complex world of craft beverage production. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to tackle the legal issues and allow you and your company to focus on doing what it does best,...

You Might Be a Winner
Verrill 

Promotion marketing law covers many different topics, such as sweepstakes, contests, games, giveaways and coupons. It also includes cause marketing, an area that has proliferated in recent years, which includes commercial co-ventures, flat donations and sponsorships designed to raise money for...

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