Katherine A. Joyce: Lawyer with Bernstein Shur

Katherine A. Joyce

Portland,  ME  U.S.A.
Phone207 228-7297

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Practice Areas

  • Wind Energy
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Energy Law
University Middlebury College, B.A., cum laude, 1998
Law SchoolVermont Law School, M.S., Environmental Law, cum laude, 2000; University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 2003
Admitted2003, Maine; U.S. District Court, District of Maine


Cumberland Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Camp Ketcha (Vice President of Board of Directors)

BornNew York, 1976

Katherine Joyce is chair of the Energy and Environmental Practice Group at Bernstein Shur. She focuses her practice in environmental permitting and compliance, particularly as it pertains to power generation facilities, large-scale commercial development, real estate remediation, solid waste, water, and air pollution issues, including existing and developing regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Kat is also an active member of the firm's “Green Team” which provides clients with the full range of legal services necessary to accomplish small and large-scale “green” development projects. Kat also serves in the firm's Wind Energy Group, focusing on the permitting elements of wind developments.

Kat represents clients in various matters involving federal and state agencies, including the Department of Energy, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. She has obtained, transferred and amended state and federal permits on behalf of large power generating facilities. She is experienced in coordinating complex due diligence efforts, permit applications, permit transfers, and negotiating resolution of significant compliance issues.

Kat was formerly the chair of the Maine State Bar Association Natural Resources Section. Prior to practicing law, Katherine's research and legal internship opportunities addressed a wide range of environmental issues, from European green tax structures to the development of a layman's guide to Maine environmental laws. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal (2002-2003) and received an Academic Achievement Award for her coursework in environmental law.

Press Releases

January 26, 2015 Bernstein Shur Announces New Practice Group Leaders for 2015
October 20, 2014 32 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named New England Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
June 4, 2014 Bernstein Shur Earns Top Honors in Chambers USA for Corporate M&A (including Bankruptcy), Energy & Natural Resources and Real Estate
March 27, 2014 Bernstein Shur Joined 400+ Wind Energy Experts at Northeast Summit
March 21, 2014 Bernstein Shur's Wind Energy Team Sponsors AWEA Wind Energy Regional Summit on March 25 & 26 in South Portland
October 21, 2013 39 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named New England Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
May 24, 2013 Leading Law Directory Awards Bernstein Shur Top Honors in Corporate M&A (including Bankruptcy), Energy & Natural Resources and Real Estate
October 31, 2012 36 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named to New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
June 12, 2012 Bernstein Shur Earns Top Honors from Leading Law Directory
January 17, 2012 Bernstein Shur Announces New Shareholder

October 27, 2014 The Construction Advantage - Issue 10
October 24, 2014 Maine Supreme Court Backs Passadumkeag Windpark LLC
July 15, 2014 Mainebiz Real Estate Insider - ABC 123: AAI, ESAs and VRAP - When to utilize DEP's Voluntary Response Action Program
June 30, 2014 Women making an impact: The wind industry's relative youth means fewer traditional barriers for women in Maine
June 3, 2014 Mainebiz Real Estate Insider - Environmental Patience: Take the Time to Do It Right
March 24, 2014 Mainebiz Real Estate Insider - The Winds of Change: Maine's Transitioning Forest Products Industry
March 22, 2013 Citizen Board Reverses DEP Rejection of Wind Power Project
July 9, 2012 Flexible Workplaces Help Employees Find Balance Between Family, Job
May 24, 2012 DEP Proposed Rule: Allow Diesel ASTs in Sand & Gravel Aquifers


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Beware of LUST
Katherine A. Joyce, August 4, 2014
Today, we’re talking about LUSTs: Leaking Underground Storage Tanks. Not what you were expecting? Well, if you are in the market for commercial real estate, I can assure you that you will be even more disappointed if you unwittingly purchase property on which a LUST is located. Ownership of a...

ABC 123: AAI, ESAs and VRAP - When to utilize DEP’s Voluntary Response Action Program
Mary Costigan,Katherine A. Joyce, July 28, 2014
Last time around, we mentioned that if you are going to buy a commercial property, you should investigate the existing environmental conditions of that property. It is helpful to address both the costs and timing associated with this environmental due diligence in your Purchase and Sale Agreement.

Environmental Patience: Take the Time to Do It Right
Katherine A. Joyce, June 10, 2014
Picture this: You are negotiating the purchase of commercial real estate. You are working hard to keep costs down and get the deal done. Someone - your lawyer or your lender - starts making noises about environmental due diligence. Your heart sinks - that sounds complicated. And expensive. And...
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Katherine A. Joyce

100 Middle Street
PortlandME 04104-5029


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