Beth joined Lambert Coffin as a shareholder in 2008 after practicing for twelve years in Vermont. She provides experienced advice and counsel on all phases of land use and transaction issues for several multistate corporate entities engaged in diverse development projects in addition to working to serve the varied legal needs of family farmers. She advises on land use and environmental impacts, works closely with architects, engineers, and project managers in developing project specifications, and assists clients in preparing applications, and related materials necessary for obtaining the requisite permits and approvals. She appears regularly on behalf of her clients before the full range of state and local regulatory bodies, and has not hesitated to appeal decisions to the state Supreme Court when necessary.
“My approach to the practice of law combines my love of learning about people and new businesses, with the opportunity to apply my analytical skills and legal knowledge to aggressively advocate for not simply a winning result but also a practical result for all clients, whether individual or corporate.”
Beth's active commercial transactions practice involves sales and purchases of large and small businesses, and advice on issues including the initial selection of the business entity type, business formation, contract negotiation, drafting of related agreements, governance, and financing. Beth has substantial experience in working with businesses in the recreational resort industry as well as the burgeoning farming and food production industry in New England. Beth's multi-state practice includes representing individuals in complex land use disputes throughout Maine and Vermont.Prior to attending law school, Beth owned and operated a successful restaurant in Vermont, engaging directly with farmers and food producers to supply locally sourced and foraged produce, beefalo, mushrooms, and cheeses at a time before the term locavore was widely used. She continues to enjoy cooking in her leisure time, in addition to pursuing her outdoor passions: skiing, kayaking, and bicycling.
Chair, Portland Planning Board
Community Housing of Maine
Northshire Performing Arts
Vermont Advisory Council on
North Bennington Zoning Board
Past Chair, Board of Trustees,
Village of North Bennington
The Law of Eminent Domain: Fifty State Survey, Maine Chapter, American Bar Association, 2011-12.