Meet Rachael, an energy-savvy attorney with an artistic side.
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100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029
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Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.
Having worked in various industries, from startups to academia, Rachael understands the need to find efficient solutions to complex problems. In her energy practice, Rachael advises project sponsors, investors, and financial institutions in the development, acquisition, and sale of renewable energy projects, including solar energy, hydro, biomass, wind, landfill gas, and anaerobic digestion. She has experience drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements, as well as engineering, procurement, and construction agreements, and supply agreements. Rachael also has specialized experience conducting due diligence on large renewable energy portfolios.
Rachael regularly represents clients in front of the Maine Public Utilities Commission in administrative and adjudicatory proceedings, providing deep regulatory expertise to effectively resolve issues. Rachael also has extensive environmental experience, advising clients on large-scale environmental remediation projects, providing project permitting support, managing environmental compliance issues, and representing clients in front of the state environmental agencies and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
No matter the client, Rachael is focused on providing efficient, business-oriented solutions to complex energy and environmental issues and works closely with each client to achieve the best results for their most critical projects.
Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Rachael served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Additionally, she was a faculty assistant for Harvard Business School, where she witnessed firsthand the challenges companies face and how legal solutions integrate into their overall business strategy.
But that’s not all. Rachael is also very experienced in:
- Deal contracts
- Project development planning
- Environmental diligence
In her former life, Rachael was:
- A Faculty Assistant for Harvard Business School
- A founding member of the Harvard Art Review
When Rachael isn’t working, she is…
Hiking, traveling, restoring her 130-year-old farmhouse or spending time with her husband and two young children.
JD, Boston University School of Law
BA, Harvard University
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association