Raymond A. Pelletier, Jr.

Raymond A. Pelletier, Jr.: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Senior Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Raymond A. Pelletier is a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate, Timberlands, Telecommunications and International practice groups. Ray joined Verrill Dana in 1988. From 1993 to 1996 he served as in-house Real Estate Counsel for Hannaford Bros. Co., a major supermarket chain, before returning to Verrill Dana. Ray has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America ® as one of Maine’s leading real estate lawyers. He has also been recognized by New England Super Lawyers.

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Biography

Raymond A. Pelletier serves clients in the firm’s Real Estate, Timberlands, Telecommunications, Maritime and International Trades & Transactions practice groups. Ray joined Verrill Dana in 1988. From 1993 to 1996 he served as in-house Real Estate Counsel for Hannaford Bros. Co., a major supermarket chain, before returning to Verrill Dana. Ray has been recognized as one of Maine's leading real estate attorneys by several third-party attorney ranking organizations.

Real Estate

As a member of the firm’s Real Estate Group, Ray’s practice focuses on all aspects of commercial development, including site acquisition and leasing, governmental licensing and permitting, construction and financing. Ray’s work has included the acquisition and development of supermarket, shopping center, medical, housing and other projects, as well as divestiture, site acquisition and development work for electrical utility and telecommunications clients.

Timberlands

Ray has represented clients in the timber and forest products industry in a wide variety of matters, including purchases and sales involving hundreds of thousands of acres, complex partitions and land trades, agreements relating to the exploration and extraction of mineral rights, and the negotiation of management, harvesting, wood supply and other operational contracts.

Telecommunications

Since the late 1990’s, Ray has played a leading role in telecommunications site development in the State of Maine. He has provided real estate and zoning advice in the build out and reconfiguration of hundreds of telecommunications sites in every part of the State, including the development of towers, rooftop and stealth installations.

Maritime

During his Coast Guard career, Ray performed legal work in support of the Marine Safety and Environmental Protection programs and held operational and command positions at the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Offices in Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. At Verrill Dana, Ray has worked on transactions involving marine terminal facilities, vessel financing and other marine-related matters.

International

As a member of the firm’s International Trades & Transactions Practice Group, Ray provides transactional advice to foreign as well as domestic clients. He is fluent in Russian, and has spent considerable time in Russia and other Eastern European countries. He is engaged in a variety of professional and civic activities involving the Russian Federation.

Outside the office Ray enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities, including skiing, sailing and scuba diving.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under
Real Estate: Timberlands / Conservation
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Real Estate Law
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under Real
Estate: Business, Land Use/Zoning and International

Public Service

Vice Chair, The Greater Portland-Russian Sister City Committee (1997-Present)
CDR, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)

Highlights

Raymond is an outstanding attorney. He brings tremendous expertise to his work, and is a complete pleasure to work with. His experience and analytical mind make him an asset in any situation. Highly recommended.”

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars .

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Experience

Huber Timber LLC
We represented Huber Timber, LLC in partition and exchange of fractional assets involving approximately two dozen townships.

J.M. Huber Corporation: Timberland Transactions
We represented J.M. Huber in purchase and sale transactions involving approximately 200,000 acres of timberlands.

J.M. Huber Corporation: Reorganization
We represented J.M. Huber in a complex reorganization, including the transfer of approximately 280,000 acres of timberlands and related assets to a subsidiary company. We analyzed extensive due diligence materials, drafted necessary documentation, and resolved permitting issues.

Major Wireless Telecommunications Company: Integration of Acquired Competitor

We represented a major wireless telecommunications company in a reconfiguration of telecommunications infrastructure to allow the integration of recently acquired competitor.

Major Wireless Telecommunications Company: Network Build-Outs
We represented a major wireless telecommunications company in 3G and 4G network build-outs in Maine.

Verrill Dana Helps Gardiner Water District Secure Land for a New Water Tank
Verrill Dana assisted long-time client Gardiner Water District, and its engineering firm Wright-Pierce, obtain the necessary land to construct a one million gallon water tank in Farmingdale.

News

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

May 10, 2013

Ray Pelletier and John Devine Contribute Articles to New England Real Estate Journal
Press Releases
Raymond A. Pelletier

April 9, 2013

Greater Portland - Archangel Sister City Committee: Russian Radio Interview
Media Mentions
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

Publications

November 1, 2016

What Are the Hidden Risks with Tenant Funded Leasehold Improvements
Published Works
Raymond Pelletier

June 24, 2013

Third Party Ownership of Health Care Facilities
Published Works
Raymond Pelletier

June 10, 2013

Avoid Catastrophic Liability When You're the Tenant
Published Works
Raymond Pelletier

April 26 - May 2, 2013

Do I Really Need to Have an Attorney Review My Lease
Raymond Pelletier

March 22, 2013

Avoid Falling Prey to a Bad Exclusive Use Clause
Published Works
Raymond Pelletie

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Maritime
  • International Trade & Transactions
  • North Atlantic & Arctic

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4512  Phone
(207) 253-4513  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/rpelletier
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1973
Law School Attended:
Boston College, J.D., summa cum laude, 1983
Year of First admission:
1983
Admission:
1986, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine; 1983, Massachusetts
ISLN:
904518229

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (17 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.9/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 10/28/13 in Real Estate Acquisitions

    As Chief Counsel of the Maine Department of Transportation, I have engaged and/or worked with Ray Pelletier on several complex real estate transactions. I have great respect for his legal knowledge and for his meticulous attention to details. He is... Read more

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    As Chief Counsel of the Maine Department of Transportation, I have engaged and/or worked with Ray Pelletier on several complex real estate transactions. I have great respect for his legal knowledge and for his meticulous attention to details. He is a deal-maker rather than a deal-breaker and always searches for creative and responsible ways to move projects forward. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 10/17/13 in Real Estate

    Raymond is an outstanding attorney. He brings tremendous expertise to his work, and is a complete pleasure to work with. His experience and analytical mind make him an asset in an situation. Highly recommended.

    Raymond is an outstanding attorney. He brings tremendous expertise to his work, and is a complete pleasure to work with. His experience and analytical mind make him an asset in an situation. Highly recommended. Read less

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