Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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February 20, 2019

Jeremy R. Fischer
Drummond Woodsum attorney Jeremy Fischer Represents Mortgage Holder in Portland West End Condo Foreclosure

Williston-West Condominiums, at 32 Thomas St. in Portland's West End, filed for bankruptcy under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code one hour before...

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February 13, 2019

Malina E. Dumas
Malina Dumas to Speak at the Mitchell Institute Annual MILE II Event in March

Drummond Woodsum Attorney Malina Dumas will be speaking at a Mitchell Institute career development event in March.  The theme for this year’s annual MILE II event is “Maine Roots, Global Reach,” and approximately 80 Scholars ...

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Portland Delays Action on Zoning Rules for Marijuana-related Businesses

The Portland City Council on Monday postponed a vote to establish zoning rules for marijuana-related businesses....

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January 29, 2019


Appeal of Maine Regulatory Consulting Contract Threatens delay in Adult Use Licensure

Any business that wants to cultivate, process or sell adult use marijuana in Maine will require a license from the State to do so. No licenses can be issued until the State issues final regulations governing the operation of the industry, including, critically, the rules for how to apply for and obtain a state license.

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January 25, 2019

David J. Backer
Maine Probate Judges Assembly – Maine’s new Probate Code, Title 18-C


Opportunities for Indian Tribes Under the Hemp Provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill

On December 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill (“Farm Bill”). . . The passage of the Farm Bill opens up potentially significant economic opportunities for tribes, as well as allowing tribes to exercise sovereignty through exercise of tribal regulatory powers. Additionally, there may be some advantages for tribes interested in entering into the hemp space. That being said, there is a complex overlay of federal law that tribal governments will have to navigate to take advantage of these opportunities.

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January 17, 2019

Gary D. Vogel
Gary Vogel Shares Insights About the Condition of the Real Estate Market on Maine Public Radio's Morning Edition

Is Maine's Hot Real Estate Market About To Cool? Trade Group Looks Ahead. Listen to Attorney Gary Vogel on Maine Public Radio's Morning Edition. 


A.W.O.L.! Confronting Student Non Attendance in the World of Special Education

Drummond Woodsum’s Special Education Team addresses the whole host of legal issues that arise when students are truant and miss large amounts of school time. We will address New Hampshire’s truancy law and available court avenues, as well as how student truancy impacts special education child find obligations. And of course, this conference will also review the IEP duties that schools have toward non attending students, including the interplay with New Hampshire’s truancy laws. This is one of the most pressing dilemmas faced by public schools, as student non-attendance continues as a seemingly intractable problem.

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January 16, 2019

Hannah E. King
Bruce W. Smith
Managing Marijuana in Our Schools: Changes in the Law

The Legislature has yet again extensively changed the law on medical marijuana, this time in ways that will affect schools. Most significantly, non-parent caregivers will be allowed to come into schools to administer marijuana to students. This seminar will review the new rules and provide a refresher on how the marijuana legalization movement in Maine more broadly affects schools. This is simply not to be missed!


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