"Romancing the Stone: What the natural gas shale plays could mean for Maine" provides a primer on the natural gas industry, where natural gas has traditionally been sourced in the United States, what the supporting infrastructure is, how natural gas is stored and distributed, and finally, how it is used. Presented by leading energy attorneys from the law firm of Bernstein Shur, you will gain the foundational understanding
necessary to navigate this complex industry. In addition, this presentation will discuss what opportunities exist in the newly developed plays, what growth is expected in the industry, and what these developments mean for surface and subsurface leaseholds and other land rights in the active drilling states.
Join MEREDA for breakfast on June 11, 2014 from 7:30 – 9:00 AM at the newly renovated Westin Portland Harborview Hotel for a primer on the natural gas industry. Learn what opportunities exist in the newly developed plays, and what it means for surface and subsurface leaseholds and other new land rights in the active drilling states.
Trish French, a shareholder at Bernstein Shur and a member of the Energy and Environment Practice Group, advises clients in the natural gas, electric, independent power and related businesses throughout New England on regulatory, strategic commercial and complex transactional issues. Her practice encompasses all aspects of public utility regulation and a wide variety of regulatory proceedings involving federal and state regulatory agencies, public utilities commissions, siting boards and state and federal courts.
Emily L. Kahn is a shareholder and member of the Energy and Environment Practice Group at Bernstein Shur. Her practice focuses on the development, financing, construction, and operation of energy-generation facilities from the earliest stages through construction and commercial operation. Emily’s clients include both project developers and owners/operators of existing power plants.
N. Joel Moser, Esq., M.P.A., focuses his practice on assisting developers and owners of generation facilities, competitive electricity suppliers, and municipal and special purpose utility districts in regulatory compliance before the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, and ISO-New England. As co-chair of Bernstein Shur’s Property Tax & Valuation Team, he also advises the firm’s energy and business
clients on all aspects of property taxation, including valuation, assessment, and abatement appeals.
Shana Cook Mueller, Esq., M.P.A. a shareholder and member of the Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group at Bernstein Shur, focuses a large part of her practice on tax increment financing. She has extensive experience for both public and private clients developing tax increment financing
programs, including work to create Maine’s first transit-oriented tax increment financing district, negotiating credit enhancement agreements to encourage specific development projects and assisting municipalities in utilizing tax increment financing to promote economic development generally. She is currently working on a number of tax increment financing projects that involve natural gas infrastructure.