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Verrill Dana, LLP

Gordon R. Smith

Gordon R. Smith


Verrill Dana, LLP
Maine, U.S.A.

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Gordon is part of the leading environmental practice in the state. Gordon's work is focused on wind energy development, land use and administrative litigation. In particular, Gordon has represented wind power clients in all phases of project development, from local, state and federal permitting to appellate work before local boards of appeals, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection, Maine Superior Court, the Maine Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for Maine, and The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Gordon has also represented clients on a range of permitting and litigation matters related to both development and conservation concerns. In his administrative appellate work, Gordon has been lead or co-counsel on numerous successful cases, both challenging and defending Agency and municipal actions. Gordon counsels clients on the best ways to navigate the regulatory process in order to get projects built.

During law school, Gordon worked on environmental issues for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland.

Gordon currently serves as the Chairman of the Portland Board of Appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • 2006, Maine


  • Georgetown University
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Areas of Practice
    Professional Career

    Significant Accomplishments

    Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Rising Stars® under Environmental Law

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