Brian has a long-running interest in energy and regulatory issues. While in law school, Brian was a fellow for the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law. As part of this program, Brian travelled to Beijing where he teamed up with a Chinese law student to research electric vehicle policy in China. Prior to law school, Brian studied energy and environmental policy at Franklin & Marshall College.
Before joining Verrill Dana, Brian served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Maine Superior Court in Portland. While clerking he worked on a wide range of cases-from boundary disputes and municipal appeals, to homicide trials-and developed a solid background in Maine law.
Outside of the office, Brian enjoys exploring the many state parks and other beautiful places in Maine.
•Maine Superior Court
•Office of Administrative Hearings, Washington, D.C.
The Kenneth R. Clegg Award for Excellence
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.
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