The summer of 2002 was a whirlwind for me. In the space of a few months I married the woman of my dreams, moved to Maine (her home state), and launched my law practice specializing in land conservation and nonprofit organizations. With a laptop and a phone line, I opened for business on a Wednesday. At 11:00 a.m., the telephone rang. My father-in-law. “How much land have you saved so far? How many nonprofits have you started?”
Eighteen years later, I still can’t answer those questions with hard numbers, but I can say that it’s been my honor to advise so many inspiring people. By working with land trusts and other nonprofits, I get to connect with those who are passionate about making the world a better place. Whether you’re saving a threatened saltmarsh, starting a community theater troupe, or welcoming New Mainers to our state, it’s been a thrill to be at your side.
For those looking for my credentials, I graduated from Haverford College and New York University School of Law, and clerked for a year for United States Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola in the District Court of the District of Columbia.
My nonprofit practice serves organizations throughout Maine and New Hampshire. In addition, I have been recognized as a national leader in land conservation, including drafting amicus briefs and conducting case law research for the Land Trust Alliance, the umbrella organization for land trusts.
When I’m not in the office, I’m recalling the words of E.B. White, trying to decide whether to save or savor the world on any given day. You might find me planning a climate disobedience action. Or biking across the country with my family. Or volunteering at my local Quaker Meeting. Or listening to the latest Sox game while woodworking.