Juliet T. Browne

Partner
T: (207) 253-4608
  • University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D., 1990)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1984)

Highlights

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"[Juliet is the] premier environmental permitting attorney for wind energy for the state of Maine."
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ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG
Analysis and discussion of legal issues pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Experience

Verrill Dana secured state and federal environmental approvals for Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C. to construct more than 200 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline facilities connecting New Brunswick to Massachusetts, as well as a subsequent expansion of those facilities.
Verrill Dana successfully defended permits in which the constitutionality of the Wind Energy Act was challenged as well as numerous decisions involving the interpretation and application of sound and scenic standards that govern wind energy developments.
Verrill Dana’s energy group has permitted more than 15O miles of 115 kV electric transmission lines for wind power projects in Maine.
We represented Independence Wind in the development of its Record Hill Wind project in Roxbury, Maine.  The Record Hill Wind project is a 22-turbine, 50-megawatt facility located along the ridgelines of Record Hill, Flathead Mountain, and Partridge Peak.
We represent Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline on the permitting and compliance for its work in Maine, including environmental permitting and compliance associated with its existing high pressure natural gas pipeline and compressor station facilities in Maine.
To expand its capacity to provide patient care in an increasingly competitive marketplace, a pioneering New York-based kidney and cancer research and treatment center affiliated with another New York institution in a complex, 11-month process requiring the coordination of many attorneys and practice groups.
We represented Patriot Renewables in the development of several wind power projects in western Maine.
We represented the purchaser in the acquisition of more than 300,000 acres of timberland in Northern Maine, including negotiation of purchase and sale agreement, entity formation, tax advice, loan representation, environmental due diligence and ongoing operational assistance.
Verrill Dana represents landowners and developers in siting structures in the shoreland zoning and ensuring ongoing compliance with the restrictions that govern clearing and development in the shoreland zone.
In 2013, Verrill Dana represented First Wind in its acquisition and subsequent re-financing of several solar projects in Massachusetts. The projects are now supplying power to off-site users including the University of Massachusetts system.
Representation of TransCanada on the development and permitting of its wind power projects in Maine. TransCanada’s first Maine project, the Kibby Wind Project, is a 132 MW wind power project located in the Western Boundary Mountains of Maine, and an associated 27-mile transmission line connecting the project to the electrical grid.
We represented Waste Management on the solid waste and air permitting associated with its landfill in Norridgewock, Maine, including the permitting of its Crossroads landfill gas to energy facility located there.
We have represented Maine's major wind energy developers, including TransCanada, First Wind, Patriot Renewables, Independence Wind, Novatus, Pattern Energy and Everpower, in the development, permitting, construction and operation of their wind power projects in Maine. Our Environmental Group has been instrumental in wind power development since its inception in Maine, not only because we represent over 90 percent of the wind power capacity in the State, but because we have shaped the legislation, regulation and judicial precedent that will make it possible for wind energy development to continue to flourish in the future.