Gordon R. Smith

Counsel
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  • Georgetown University (J.D., 2006)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1998)

Highlights

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"We love working with Gordy."
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ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG
Analysis and discussion of legal issues pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
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ENERGY BLOG
Keep current on energy-related laws and trends.
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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in the 2016 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

Biography

Gordon is part of the leading environmental practice in the state. Gordon’s work is focused on renewable energy development, land use and administrative litigation. In particular, Gordon has represented wind and solar 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.

Gordy serves as adjunct professor at the University of Maine School of Law and has taught Real Estate Transactions and Land Use Law.

Education

  • Georgetown University (J.D., 2006)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 2006

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2012

Honors

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under 
    Environment
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Environmental Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Rising Stars© under
     Environmental and Land Use/Zoning