Erik M. Stumpfel, Attorney at Law, Rudman Winchell
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    Erik M. Stumpfel

    Senior Counsel


    Erik M. Stumpfel, Attorney at Law, has more than 25 years experience in the practice of municipal law, including eight years as the City of Bangor’s in-house city solicitor (1991-1999). As municipal counsel, he has practiced before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Maine Department of Environmental Protection; Maine Human Rights Commission; Maine Public Utilities Commission; Maine State Board of Property Tax Review, and other state and federal agencies as well as Maine and federal courts.

    Erik represents municipalities, counties, and other public entities as general counsel. He also has extensive experience in economic development, tax increment financing, business park development, wind farm projects, state and federal development incentives, and related matters.

    In his legal career in Maine to date, Erik has provided legal services to county and municipal clients on more than $2.0 billion of economic development projects that have helped to create more than 2,500 permanent, full-time jobs. He is a past president of the Piscataquis County Economic Development Council and currently serves on the board of Eastern Maine Development orporation.

    During his second Army tour (1984-1987), Erik served as government appeals counsel with the Army Legal Services Agency, with more than 20 published decisions in criminal appeals cases. He helped to inaugurate the Army’s U.S. Supreme Court practice under the Military Justice Act of 1983, authoring or editing briefs in opposition to certiorari petitions. Erik received the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal for that work.

    Erik M. Stumpfel has taught continuing legal education courses on variety of municipal law topics and has served on legislative study commissions in the areas of tax-exempt housing and regulatory takings. In 1998-1999, he served as a member of Maine’s Court Unification Task Force. In 2003, as a pro bono project, Erik drafted and helped obtain passage of 30-A MRSA 125, conferring economic development powers and bonding authority on Piscataquis County. In 2007, this statute was amended to include all 16 Maine counties.

    Erik M. Stumpfel's areas of practice:

    Military Service

    Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army, 1984-87
    Legal Clerk, U.S. Army, 1976-80
    Awarded: Army Commendation Medal, 1979
    Awarded: Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1987

    Memberships and Affiliations

    Maine Bar Association, Member
    Piscataquis County Economic Development Council, Past President
    Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Board of Directors
    Church of the Open Bible, Charleston, Deacon Board Chair


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