Anthony M. Calcagni

Anthony M. Calcagni: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Tony has dedicated his professional career to resolving his clients’ real estate issues. His practice focuses on acquisitions, development and leasing of commercial property, easements and title matters, zoning and land use, and community associations. Since 1994, Tony has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of real estate matters, including extensive work for a number of the State’s electric and gas companies, water districts, and wind power electric generators.
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Biography

Tony has dedicated his professional career to resolving his clients’ real estate issues. His practice focuses on acquisitions, development and leasing of commercial property, easements and title matters, zoning and land use, and community associations. Since joining Verrill Dana in 1994, Tony has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of real estate matters, including extensive work for a number of the State’s electric and gas companies, water districts, and wind power electric generators. He now serves as Chair of Verrill Dana’s Real Estate Department.

Recent large projects include: the largest operating wind power project in New England, with associated 25-mile 115 kV transmission line; the next-largest operating wind power project in New England, with associated 38-mile 115 kV transmission line; a natural gas expansion project involving five new compressor stations; and an 85-mile 345 kV electric transmission line. Tony’s work on these projects has included negotiating numerous easement and lease agreements, resolving a variety of title problems and disputes, working with State agencies and local officials, and arranging for project financings.

Since 2007, Tony has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under Real Estate, and listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Real Estate Law. He has participated at a number of speaking engagements throughout the State, primarily on the law of easements. Tony is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company, and is a member of the Real Estate and Title Section of the Maine State Bar Association.

Tony served on the City of Portland Board of Assessment Review from 1998-2001, and on the Town of Falmouth Planning Board from 2002-2009 (serving as Chair from 2007-2009). An avid Boston Bruins and Red Sox fan, he also enjoys hiking and downhill skiing with his family.

Honors

Recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under
Real Estate
fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Real Estate Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Real Estate

Highlights

Tony Calcagni is an exceptional and capable professional. Tony is a fabulous attorney and we take tremendous comfort knowing he is on our team.
Ranked in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019.
Elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Attorney

Experience

Blue Sky East: Lease and Easement Negotiations
We represented First Wind subsidiary, Blue Sky East, LLC in lease and easement negotiations, fee acquisitions and related project agreements.
Champlain Wind: Lease and Easement Negotiations
We represented First Wind subsidiary, Champlain Wind, LLC in lease and easement negotiations, fee acquisitions and related project agreements.
Corporate Affiliation Transaction
To increase its competitiveness in a changing health care market, a leading Massachusetts academic medical center sought to build a more integrated health care network. The acquisition of another area hospital was a complex, multi-disciplinary effort spanning seven months.
Emera’s Acquisition of Swans Island Electric Cooperative
Verrill Dana’s energy group represented Emera in its 2017 acquisition of the Swans Island Electric Cooperative, a local utility serving two remote Maine islands. The transaction involved identifying and acquiring hundreds of assets of the Cooperative, including numerous utility easements that had been used by the Cooperative for decades. The Verrill Dana team was led by Mark Googins, Tony Calcagni and Bill Harwood.
Evergreen Gen Lead: Easement Negotiation and Project Agreements
We represented First Wind subsidiary, Evergreen Gen Lead, LLC in negotiating easements and related project agreements. Service as local real estate counsel.
Evergreen Wind Power III: Lease and Easement Negotiations
We represented First Wind subsidiary, Evergreen Wind Power III, LLC in lease and easement negotiations and related project agreements. We also served as local real estate counsel for financings.
Evergreen Wind Power V and Stetson Wind II: Lease Negotiations and Project Agreements
We represented First Wind subsidiaries in lease negotiations and related project agreements. We also served as local real estate counsel.
LUPC Ruling Reversal

Obtained reversal of 10-year-old Land Use Planning Commission ruling for Moosehead Lake landowner. New determination found that landowner’s property was consistent with LUPC rules and allowed landowner to convey family camp to another family member.
Oakhurst Dairy: The Natural Goodness of an Enduring Legacy
Oakhurst Dairy has been a family-owned business for three generations. When the Bennett family decided the sale of Oakhurst was best for the company’s growth and long term success, they sought Verrill Dana’s guidance to ensure the transaction honored their company, its employees and the values that have made Oakhurst a trusted brand since 1921.
Penobscot River Restoration Trust: Project Management
The Penobscot River Restoration Project is one of the largest and most creative river restoration projects in our nation’s history. Verrill Dana has partnered with the Trust and its member organizations to coordinate the complex and multi-disciplinary project, which has spanned over six years.
Solar Energy: Acquisition of Grid-Scale Project in Brunswick, Maine
Verrill Dana represented Diversified Communications in the acquisition of a newly built 2.5 million solar array in Brunswick, Maine.
TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc.: Lease and Easement Negotiations
We represented TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. in lease and easement negotiations, fee acquisitions and related project agreements.
Verrill Dana Helps Methadone Clinic Win Local Approval in Sanford, Maine
Verrill Dana has a long history of helping methadone clinics in Maine, having helped permit the very first clinic in the mid-1990’s. In early 2011, a Massachusetts based provider of opiate addiction treatment services approached Verrill Dana for assistance in opening an outpatient Methadone treatment clinic in Sanford, Maine. On October 2nd, 2012, after more than 18 months of work, Verrill Dana succeeded in helping the client win approval from the Sanford Town Council to open a clinic.
Wind Power Development
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.

News

June 2, 2015
Verrill Dana Attorney Tony Calcagni Elected as fellow of American College of Real Estate Attorneys
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Anthony M. Calcagni

October 3, 2014
Verrill Dana Announced as Finalist for the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards
Press Releases
Gregory S. Fryer, Mark K. Googins, Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Charles P. Bacall, Robert C. Brooks, Anthony M. Calcagni, Elizabeth Murdock Myers, Spencer R. Thibodeau

March 18, 2014
“Cold Swift Justice” Prevails at WinterKids Downhill 24
Press Releases
Scott D. Anderson, Anthony M. Calcagni, Seth S. Coburn, William H. Stiles

May 29, 2013
Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier

June 7, 2012
Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith

April 6, 2010
First Wind’s Stetson II Wind Energy Project Begins Commercial Operations
Press Releases
Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Gordon R. Smith

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Real Estate
  • Energy
  • Water & Wastewater Utilities
  • Real Estate Title Litigation
  • Health Care Industry Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4516  Phone
(207) 253-4517  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/acalcagni
University Attended:
Washington University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
ISLN:
909604507

Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 (7 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.5/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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