Category: Timberlands Transactions

Rudman Winchell serves Maine’s Forestry Industry

 Read Maine Biz story Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine’s industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner in the representation of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises. Over the last 30 years, Rudman Winchell Timberland attorneys have worked at the center of many of the dynamic changes that have …

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An Introduction to DEP Enforcement Actions and Supplemental Environmental Projects

In Maine, the Department of Environmental Protection (“MDEP”) is charged with overseeing the State’s natural resources and enforcing its environmental laws. Its legislative mandate is to prevent, abate and control the pollution of air, water and land and preserve, improve and prevent diminution of the natural environment of the State. To that end, MDEP has …

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Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law: Considerations for Maine’s Timberland Owners

Maine is about 90% forested, which is one of the highest percentages of any state in the U.S. Of that, nearly 95% is privately owned. Maine law offers significant tax incentives for these timberland owners. Under Maine’s Tree Growth Tax law, codified in Title 36, Maine Revised Statutes, sections 571 through 584-A, private landowners can …

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