Littell seems to be stuck in Augusta's revolving door.
.....................to meet growing demand for expertise on climate-related law and regulation.
Bernstein Shur, a firm based in Portland with more than 125 attorneys, announced the new practice Thursday on Earth Day with members of the multidisciplinary team led by shareholder David Littell as chair.
He told Mainebiz the initiative came from a couple of members of the firm's board after noticing that climate change was impacting different existing practices in ways that clients may not be thinking about.
"We're seeing climate change pop up in almost every practice in the firm," from banking to real estate and municipal practices where coastal flooding impacts property valuations.
"Even inland," he said, "you're seeing an in read frequency of storm events that impact municipal clients, and impact things as simple was the size of your culverts." If these are not big enough, for example, roads and bridges can get washed out.
Littell, a former commissioner with the Maine Public Utilities Commission before joining Bernstein Shur in May 2019, is an energy and environmental attorney with the firm.
Read the full article at: