Lawyers with different backgrounds team up to better serve their clients in Maine and New England
Most 'legal problems" are actually real world problems that benefit from the perspective of a diverse group of professionals
Change is constant, but what will never change is the value of good advice informed by decades of experience
The most respected companies in the world understand that it's not about the product, it's about the customer. Their question is not, "how do we build a better gadget?" Their question is "how do we do a better job for our customers?"
We founded Archipelago Law with a keen understanding that the permit award, the negotiated contract, or the jury verdict are only part of solution. We love our work, but we never forget that the law is one of many tools to affect change in the businesses and lives of the people we work with. Our question is not "how do we be better lawyers?" our question is "how do we better serve our clients?"
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Sandra Guay is an expert on land use, and zoning laws. Sandy works with developers, builders, engineers, and other experts to guide her clients' projects from concept, to paper, to permit, and ultimately to reality. From the corner store to a kelp farm off the coast of Maine, you can see Sandy's work where individuals and businesses are finding new, innovative, and sustainable uses for the land and sea.
To solve big environmental problems, it is not enough to know the law, you also must know the science. John is a master of both. Whether it is forever chemicals in the groundwater or a threatened habitat in a saltwater marsh, John's approach has always been to match the best law with the best science to reach workable and lasting solutions to modern day environmental challenges.
Most lawyers solve legal problems. Ben solves business problems. He spent the first part of his career honing his leadership and financial management skills. He spent the next decade as a litigator perfecting an ability to translate abstract legal concepts into concrete tools for his clients. Ben is just as sharp reading a P&L as he is reading an opponent's legal brief. He believes there is no border between business challenges and legal challenges. You cannot effectively solve one without considering the other.
Today, building requires more than simply obtaining a permit and swinging a hammer. Clients look to us for help with all their development plans. We work with others to perfect the project and then communicate those plans to decision makers at all levels of government.
Global warming is radically changing our relationship with the ocean. We work on the front lines where the land meets the sea and where critical decisions are being made about how to use both in a time of rapid change.
20th century industrialization has too often resulted in 21st century contamination. We work with companies trying to do the right thing. We also work with individuals facing harm when other companies don't live up to their obligations.
Industries are struggling to attract and train teams that capture the benefits of new technology. To build a modern workforce, you need modern tools. Policies, training, contracts, and even legal defenses play a critical role in defining the culture of a future workforce. That is where we come in.
Rising sea levels, alternative energy, aquaculture, and increased shipping put new pressures on habitat and traditional uses of the ocean. You will find us where thought leaders are talking about how we protect and better utilize the resources of our rivers, bays, and oceans.
Old ideas of globalization transferred jobs across borders. New globalization transfers ideas across borders. We help innovations flow from universities across the ocean into markets that can maximize their value. Tap into our network of scientists, policy makers, and manufacturers that span the North Atlantic
We can't wait to get this pandemic behind us. When we do, we hope you will drop by the office for a chat (we have great coffee).
In the meantime give us a call or drop us a note below. We are looking forward to connecting with you.
22 Free Street, Suite 403, Portland, Maine 04101, United States
Main Office: 1 (207) 558-0102