Mathew J. Todaro

Mathew J. Todaro: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Associate at Verrill Dana LLP (129 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Mat’s experience and passion intersect at the heart of energy, land-use, clean-technology, and environmental law.

    Mat brings with him extensive experience, particularly in domestic and global matters impacting the environment. He is at home in the nuance of international, federal, state or local statutes and regulations, but believes deeply in the value of stepping out from behind the desk and “walking the land” with clients. And in all matters, Mat never tackles an issue without a healthy dose of results-oriented common sense.

    Mat received his law degree from Boston College Law School where he was awarded an honors certification in Land-Use and Environmental Law. While in law school, Mat was selected as a Rappaport Honors Fellow and served as a legal clerk for both the U.S. Department of Justice (Environmental Enforcement Division) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Mat was also elected president of the Environmental Law Society.

    Prior to law school, Mat served as the International Policy Director for one of the nation’s largest environmental networks. In this capacity, he worked closely with the U.S. Department of State, members of Congress and the multilateral processes of the United Nations. Mat has written extensively on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including international and domestic carbon markets. Mat also served two years in Teach for America and graduated from The George Washington University, magna cum laude.
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Biography

Mat’s passion and experience intersect at the heart of energy, land-use, clean technology, and environmental law. That passion and experience has translated into a strong record of success in defending clients against agency enforcement proceedings involving local, state, and federal statutes. Mat defends and negotiates on behalf of his clients in complex, multi-party, CERCLA actions and other federal statutes such as the Clean Water Act, RCRA, and FIFRA. And Mat understands both sides of litigation: He played an integral role in defending a multi-national corporation against a citizen suit and serves as local counsel for a national advocacy group.

Mat also advises clients facing an array of regulatory compliance challenges, including the ever-changing landscape of chemical regulation, appeals of FEMA flood maps, labeling of new and existing products, and sustainable development for suite of clean technologies. Mat’s work also includes developing creative and innovative policy and legal solutions in markets such as renewable energy, fisheries, carbon offsets, and certifications for pioneering technologies. Further, Mat assists clients with OSHA compliance focusing on developing and refining Environment, Health and Safety Programs including Hazard Communication, Incident Recording and Reporting and OSHA 300/301 Logs.

Mat was appointed Co-chair for the Special Committee on Young Lawyers within the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources. For the past two years, Mat was also recognized as a “Rising Star” in Environmental Law by the Super Lawyers Publication.

During law school, Mat served as a legal clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He was also awarded an honors certification in land-use and environmental law, selected as a Rappaport fellow, and elected president of the Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Mat was the International Policy Director for one of the nation’s largest environmental networks. And before that, just for kicks, he rode his bicycle across the continent in 52 days-yup, Seattle, Washington to Kennebunkport, Maine.

In the rare moments when Mat is not at his desk or off pondering legal questions, he and his wife spend every moment possible enjoying their incredible daughter.

Honors

Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Environmental
Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2016)

Public Service

Teach for America (ENC 2004)

Highlights

ENVIRONMENTAL BLOG
Analysis and discussion of legal issues pertaining to the environment and natural resources.
Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

Experience

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program
Verrill Dana represents and advises waterfront landowners in all aspects of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.
Massachusetts Solar Agreement - Property Management Company
Provided advice to large Massachusetts property management company that was approached by several solar developers to have its clients (predominantly low income residential housing developments) enter into long term virtual net metering contracts.

News

November 8, 2016
Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service
Press Releases
Tawny L. Alvarez, Heidi A. Bean, Seth S. Coburn, Jonathan M. Dunitz, James G. Goggin, Nora R. Healy, Rita S. Heimes, Christopher S. Lockman, Marie J. Mueller, Stephen B. Segal, Spencer R. Thibodeau, Mathew J. Todaro, John W. Van Lonkhuyzen

April 2, 2016
Maine Couple Lost Beach Access Case, So They’re Trying Again
Media Mentions
Mathew J. Todaro

March 24, 2016
Man’s Waterfront Access Suit Headed to State Supreme Court
Media Mentions
Mathew J. Todaro

July 10, 2014
Verrill Dana’s Environmental Group Launches New Blog
Press Releases
Scott D. Anderson, Juliet T. Browne, Martha C. Gaythwaite, Keith E. Glidden, Gordon R. Smith, Mathew J. Todaro, Calvin K. Woo

October 28, 2013
Verrill Dana Welcomes Four New Associates
Press Releases
Spencer R. Thibodeau, Mathew J. Todaro

Publications

August 8, 2018
A New Hurdle in Prop. 65 Compliance: Inter-Supply Chain Information Requests
Alerts and Newsletters
Mathew Todaro

February 8, 2018
2018 Annual Employment Law Update Materials
Seminar Materials
Tawny Alvarez, Robert Brooks, Douglas Currier, Benjamin Ford, Gregory Fryer, Sara Hirshon, Christopher Lockman, Maryann McGinn, Suzanne Meeker, Richard Moon, Elizabeth Smith, Douglas Steinmetz, Mathew Todaro, Patricia Weitzman, and Calvin Woo

October 24, 2014
Appealing FEMA’s Newly Proposed Flood Maps
Published Works
Mathew Todaro

May 16, 2014
EPA Finalizes Cooling Water Intake Rule - CWA 316(b)
Alerts and Newsletters
Scott Anderson and Mathew Todaro

November 7, 2013
Reversing the Tide: How to Appeal FEMA’s Proposed Flood Maps
Published Works

Events

January 25, 2018
2018 Annual Employment Law Update
Hosted Events
Tawny L. Alvarez, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Benjamin E. Ford, Gregory S. Fryer, Sara E. Hirshon, Christopher S. Lockman, Maryann McGinn, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Douglas R. Steinmetz, Mathew J. Todaro, Patricia D. Weitzman, Calvin K. Woo

September 24, 20165
Surf Re-Evolution 2016
Speaking Engagements
Mathew J. Todaro

July 8, 2016
ABA SEER Podcast: The Clean Air Act Handbook
Speaking Engagements
Mathew J. Todaro

and served as a legal clerk for both the U.S. Department of Justice (Environmental Enforcement Division) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Mat was also elected president of the Environmental Law Society.

Prior to law school, Mat served as the International Policy Director for one of the nation's largest environmental networks. In this capacity, he worked closely with the U.S. Department of State, members of Congress and the multilateral processes of the United Nations. Mat has written extensively on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, including international and domestic carbon markets. Mat also served two years in Teach for America and graduated from The George Washington University, magna cum laude.

When not at his desk, Mat, his wife Lauren and their ever-ready Shepherd Luna can be found seeking adventure on the coast or back-country of wonderfully beautiful Maine.

Public Service

Teach for America (ENC 2004)

News

October 28, 2013 Verrill Dana Welcomes Four New Associates
Press Releases

Braden M. Clement , Colin W. Hay , Spencer R. Thibodeau , Mathew J. Todaro

Publications

November 7, 2013 Reversing the Tide: How to Appeal FEMA's Proposed Flood Maps
Published Articles

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Energy
  • Environmental & Land Use
  • Litigation & Trial
  • Labor & Employment
  • Coastal & Shoreland
  • Water & Wastewater Utilities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4932  Phone
(207) 253-4933  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/mtodaro
University Attended:
George Washington University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, J.D., 2013
Year of First admission:
2013
Admission:
2013, Maine; 2013, Massachusetts
Memberships:

Memberships

Environmental Law Institute, Associate
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources;
Leadership Development Program
American Bar Association: Section of Environment, Energy and Resources;
Special Committee on Law Students: Vice Chair (2014-15)

ISLN:
921971496
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