As chair of the firm’s Environmental Law Group, Juliet excels in problem solving and partnering with her clients to develop and implement solutions to their environmental challenges. She 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 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.
Juliet also serves as the Chapter Chair for and facilitates the Maine Chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an organization for successful women-led businesses. Through the WPO accomplished women entrepreneurs tackle strategic issues and grow their businesses through monthly business roundtables.
When not solving her client’s legal problems and working with successful entrepreneurs, Juliet enjoys hiking, and skiing, and all forms of outdoor activities with her husband, and daughter and, if willing, her dog.