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Welcome to the Archipelago. We are building a different kind of firm. One where lawyers, engineers, scientists, policy & communications strategist, all at the top of their respective disciplines, work in the same building. They collaborate formally around conference tables but also informally around coffee machines. When clients come in, they are greeted not by lawyers in a narrow set of specialties, but by professionals with specialized expertise across a broad swath of disciplines. Read More

An Increased Need For Hardship Variances

Posted by: Archipelago Law in Uncategorized on February 7, 2022

Effects of Development and Reactive Zoning Amendments: An Increased Need for Hardship Variances The swift reaction by many jurisdictions to regulate development could have a drastic side effect for everyday Mainers in hopes of developing their land.  The rate of development in Maine is at an all-time high.  As a result of this unprecedented urban sprawl, municipalities […]

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Before You Buy: Know Whether Others Have the Right to Use Your Property

Posted by: Archipelago Law in Uncategorized on February 7, 2022

With the current real estate boom, potential buyers should be sure to conduct their due diligence before buying, otherwise they may be sharing their newly acquired land with unwanted visitors.  During a title search, title companies should identify any potential adverse interests in the property, including but not limited to easements.  Easements provide an interest in land […]

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Cashing In on Public Rights: How the Shorefront Property Owner Can Benefit from Maine’s Changing Intertidal Ownership Laws

Posted by: Archipelago Law in Uncategorized on September 23, 2021

A change in Maine law could revert ownership of intertidal land from shorefront property owners to the State to hold in trust for the public.  What does this mean for the shorefront owners?  While the intertidal, the land between the mean low tide and mean high tide lines, will no longer be subject to a […]

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