Benjamin W. Lund: Lawyer with Brann & Isaacson

Benjamin W. Lund

Partner
Lewiston,  ME  U.S.A.
http://www.brannlaw.com
Phone(207) 786-3566

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: (207) 786-3566
    Fax: (207) 783-9325
    http://www.brannlaw.com
     
    Mailing AddressP.O. Box 3070, Lewiston, Maine, 04243-3070
     
    University Bowdoin College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1983; Oxford University, 1983
     
    Law SchoolHarvard University, J.D., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987
     
    Admitted1987, Maine; U.S. District Court, District of Maine; 2013, Vermont; 2013, Massachusetts
     
    BornCambridge, Massachusetts, 1961
     
    Biography

    Ben has decades of experience in sophisticated commercial transactions for national and international businesses, including many of Brann & Isaacson’s multichannel marketing clients. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Real Estate Law and Corporate Law, and elected by his colleagues as the Chair of the Maine State Bar Association’s Real Estate & Title Section. He represents clients in a wide range of real estate and corporate matters, taxation and immigration law issues. His work includes review and resolution of title issues, negotiation of commercial purchase and construction agreements, leases and easements, technology acquisition and development agreements, project permitting, and commercial finance.

    HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
    The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law and Corporate Law (2012 - 2015)
    Natural Resources Council of Maine Environmental Award (2004)
    Best Lawyers: Lawyer of the Year, 2012, Real Estate Law, Augusta Area.

    RECENT EXPERIENCE
    •Nationwide LEED-certified store leasing and construction for major Maine multichannel retailer
    • Sale of real estate-secured bonds for Maine statewide electricity transmission system
    • Dealership acquisitions and financing for Maine’s largest automobile dealer
    • Negotiation of statewide Enhanced and Next Generation 9-1-1 services agreement for Maine
    • Negotiation of sophisticated technology agreements with IBM, SAP and Oracle
    • Negotiation and closing of multistate like-kind exchanges of national tenant retail real estate
    • Acquisition of Maine distillery for largest privately owned U.S. spirits supplier
    • Negotiation of ground lease for development of Freeport, Maine outlet shopping center
    • Redevelopment and condominium conversion of Portland, Maine shopping center
    • Representation of municipality in redevelopment and sale of tax-acquired textile mills
    • Negotiation and documentation of Maine construction loans to national chain hotel operators
    • Negotiation and operational agreements for Japan and China retail joint ventures
    • Sale of Maine’s largest (by acreage) privately owned hydroelectric dam system
    • Sale of major parcel (roughly 440,000 acres) of Northern Maine timberland
    • Negotiation of Nature Conservancy’s Katahdin Forest conservation easement
    • Negotiation of precedent-setting acquisition and removal of generating hydroelectric dam

    CIVIC ACTIVITIES & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
    Friends of Cumston Hall, Director and Secretary (1996 - present)
    New England School of Metalwork (Director, 2004 - present)
    Theater At Monmouth (1995-2006), President, Treasurer, Second Vice President and Trustee
    Natural Resources Council of Maine (1995-1999), President, Secretary and Director
    Maine Study Commission on Property Rights and the Public Health, Safety and Welfare (1995)
    Campaign for Sensible Transportation, Director and Treasurer (1990 - 1992)
    Mad Horse Theater Company

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
    International Council of Shopping Centers
    First American Title Insurance Company, Authorized Agent
    Androscoggin County, Maine State (Real Estate Section, Title Standards Subcommittee Vice Chair (2009 - 2010), Chair (2011 - 2012), and Section Chair (2013 - 2014)), and American (Business Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections) Bar Associations.

    Ben’s News & Alerts

    B&I Attorneys Active On Maine Bar Association's Corporate Law Revision Committee
    October 16, 2014

    Six B&I Attorneys Included in Best Lawyers in America for 2015
    August 26, 2014

     
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    #133,404 in weekly profile views out of 1,587,858 total lawyers Overall

    Office Information

    Benjamin W. Lund

    184 Main Street
    LewistonME 04243-3070




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