Administrative Law

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Administrative Law

Bryan M. Dench
Norman J. Rattey

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has a capable group of administrative lawyers knowledgeable about the Maine Administrative Procedure Act and other rules and standards of practice before government agencies. We represent clients, including individuals, businesses and governments in dealings with Maine and federal administrative agencies. This  includes permit applications and reviews, administrative and court appeals, petitions, licensing decisions, rulemaking and personnel cases, and adjudicatory proceedings.

Our business affairs and personal lives are increasingly regulated by administrative agencies and rules. We work to stay abreast of these developments and counsel our clients how to deal with them.  We advocate for our clients and make sure administrative agencies understand fully the impact of their proposed rules and decisions.  We protect our clients’ interests from adverse administrative law decisions. We represent clients in administrative hearings and Superior and appellate court proceedings involving rule challenges, licensing, and permitting. We handle rate setting and bidding decisions and disputes.  When the need arises, our administrative law attorneys collaborate with colleagues in the law firm who have a thorough knowledge of health care, municipal law, environmental law and employment law.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys have been actively involved in Maine public life since 1853. We take pride in the longstanding relations we have developed with clients, including businesses, governments and families—some through multiple generations. We are a full-service law firm based in Central Maine, which makes our legal services more affordable. We serve individuals, businesses and government clients in all 16 Maine counties, and cities and towns including Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Lewiston, Auburn, Rockland, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor, as well as Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties and throughout Maine.