Spencer R. Thibodeau

Spencer R. Thibodeau: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Associate at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • With a dedication to excellence and a commitment to serving others, Spencer strives to efficiently produce the best work product possible without sacrificing quality.

    As a Portland native, Spencer returns to Verrill Dana, and Portland, with a unique knowledge of the community that raised him and a strong interest in serving that community. Spencer’s interest in law and public service stems from his time as an intern on Capitol Hill, working at the forefront of the legislative process. In addition, as a Cheverus High School alum, Spencer utilizes his well rounded, Jesuit educated background not only to solve problems on Capitol Hill, but also a variety of legal issues locally.

    Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Spencer attended Northeastern University School of Law where he served as a member of the Student Bar Association and the Black Law Students Association. Additionally, Spencer was a legal intern at the Massachusetts’s Land Court, the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, and the Conservation Law Foundation. Spencer also attended Fairfield University where he served as the Vice Chair of the Student Senate and played an active role in getting students involved on campus.
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Biography

With a dedication to excellence and a commitment to serving others, Spencer strives to efficiently produce the best work product possible without sacrificing quality.

As a Portland native, Spencer returns to Verrill Dana, and Portland, with a unique knowledge of the community that raised him and a strong interest in serving that community. Since returning to Verrill Dana, Spencer has joined the firm’s real estate practice group where he handles residential and commercial transactions for a variety of clients. Spencer’s focus includes sales and acquisitions, boundary disputes, title issues, financing, permitting, zoning and leasing.

Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Spencer attended Northeastern University School of Law where he served as a member of the Student Bar Association and the Black Law Students Association. Additionally, Spencer was a legal intern at the Massachusetts’s Land Court, the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Maine, and the Conservation Law Foundation. In November of 2015, Spencer was elected to serve on the Portland City Council, District 2, continuing his commitment to public service.

When he is not working, Spencer can be found enjoying Portland’s foodie city title, running the boulevard, or spending a day by the lake. Spencer is also a member of the 2013 Championship Verrill Dana Softball Team and enjoys playing pick-up basketball.

Honors

Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for Pro Bono efforts (2016)

Public Service

Member, Cheverus Board of Trustees
Member, Portland City Council

Highlights

Recognized as Katahdin Counsel in 2016.

Events

April 13, 2017

Politics in Focus: How Lawyers Can Engage at the State and Local Level
Speaking Engagements
James I. Cohen
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Experience

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.

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.

Solar PPA Negotiation on Behalf of Brunswick, ME Nonprofit
In 2016, Verrill Dana worked with The Gathering Place, a nonprofit organization based in Brunswick, Me., in negotiating a solar power purchase agreement with Maine’s largest solar installation company.

Solar PPA Negotiation on Behalf of North Haven Nonprofit
In 2017, Verrill Dana represented North Haven Sustainable Housing in negotiating a solar power purchase agreement with Maine’s largest solar installation company.

News

May 2, 2017

Thriving Under 30: Spencer in Portland
Media Mentions
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January 25, 2017

Maine Icons: Emerging Icon - Spencer Thibodeau
Media Mentions
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November 8, 2016

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

October 3, 2014

Verrill Dana Announced as Finalist for the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards
Press Releases
Gregory S. Fryer
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Mark K. Googins
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Eric D. Altholz
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Scott D. Anderson
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Charles P. Bacall
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Robert C. Brooks
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Anthony M. Calcagni
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Elizabeth Murdock Myers
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October 28, 2013

Verrill Dana Welcomes Four New Associates
Press Releases
Spencer R. Thibodeau
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Mathew J. Todaro

Publications

June 5, 2017

PODCAST - What's Brewing in Real Estate Development: An Interview with Bob Gaudreau
Published Works
Spencer Thibodeau

April 14, 2017

PODCAST - What's Brewing in Real Estate Development - An Interview with Chris Thompson
Published Works
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April 10, 2015

Get a Room: Proposed Legislation May Make it More Difficult to Find Short-Term Rentals in Maine
Alerts and Newsletters
Spencer Thibodeau

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Real Estate
  • Litigation & Trial
  • Business & Commercial Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4416  Phone
(207) 253-4417  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/sthibodeau
University Attended:
Fairfield University, B.A., Pi Sigma Alpha, 2010
Law School Attended:
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Year of First admission:
2013
Admission:
2013, Maine; 2013, Massachusetts
ISLN:
921971480

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