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Verrill Dana, LLP

Juliet T. Browne

Juliet T. Browne

Partner

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

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As chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Group, Juliet assists clients in all aspects of environmental law, including project permitting and compliance under federal, state and local laws, litigation of environmental matters in state and federal courts, redevelopment of contaminated properties, and a wide variety of natural/resources-based transactional matters. Juliet has been recognized frequently for her ability to manage large-scale, complex permitting and development matters. These matters often involve areas with high natural resource values, and include the successful permitting of several of the largest wind power projects in the northeastern United States, the expansion of interstate natural gas pipeline facilities, the revolutionary proposal by a team of conservation groups and the Penobscot Indian Nation to remove several dams located on the Penobscot River in Maine, and representation of a leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America on permitting and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Juliet’s approach to environmental permitting often involves bringing together diverse interest groups to minimize opposition to projects, resulting in a smoother, more efficient permitting process. In addition, her knowledge of environmental and energy law has been called upon by regulators and stakeholder groups to develop, revise, and update environmental laws and regulations, and she recently served on the groundbreaking Governor’s Wind Power Task Force in Maine. Juliet also advises timber investors and other landowners on broad range of environmental matters, including the potential for wind power development on their landholdings. Juliet joined Verrill Dana in 1996, after practicing law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in San Francisco, and serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Republic of Palau, a former U.S. Trust Territory located in the Western Pacific.

Bar Admissions

California, 1990
Republic of Palau, 1993
Maine, 1996

Education

University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1990)
University of Michigan (B.A., 1984)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Environment
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® under Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Selected as one of the "Top 50 Women" by New England Super Lawyers®
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers® under Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources and Land Use/Zoning

Professional Associations

    Maine State Bar Association
Blogs

Energy Law Update
Verrill Dana, LLP 

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 Dana, LLP 

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...

Articles

Maine DEP Proposes Changes to Wetlands Rules
Verrill Dana, LLP, June 2018

The Maine DEP is proposing changes to its wetlands rules that clarify the definition of wetlands of special significance. Wetlands of special significance (WOSS) include coastal wetlands and great ponds, as well as other freshwater wetlands. Certain qualifying attributes for Wetlands are, the presence of critical or imperiled plant communities, or location within significant wildlife habitat or a peatland...

Additional Articles

Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property, 2002


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