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LEAH B. RACHIN

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207.253.0578 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Janet Roy




PRACTICE AREAS

Municipal Law

EDUCATION

Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.

McGill University, B.A. Political Theory, Minor in Art History, with honors


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

The Children's House
  Board Member


Kennebunk Free Library
  Board of Directors


The Education Foundation of Kennebunks and Arundel
  Board of Directors


Bon Appetit Community Meal Program, Biddeford
  Volunteer


Kennebunk Zoning Board of Appeals

MaineStage Shakespeare
  Board of Directors




PRACTICE AREAS

Municipal Law

EDUCATION

Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.

McGill University, B.A. Political Theory, Minor in Art History, with honors


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

The Children's House
  Board Member


Kennebunk Free Library
  Board of Directors


MaineStage Shakespeare
  Board of Directors


The Education Foundation of Kennebunks and Arundel
  Board of Directors


Bon Appetit Community Meal Program, Biddeford
  Volunteer


Kennebunk Zoning Board of Appeals



Leah Rachin is a shareholder and member of Drummond Woodsum's Municipal Law practice group.  Leah focuses her practice on municipal, land use, and employment law. She serves as town attorney to several municipalities and advises towns and other public sector clients on a broad range of issues such as zoning, planning, licensing/permitting, charter/ordinance drafting and interpretation, right to know law, voting and elections, property taxes, contracts, and employment matters. 

Leah has extensive municipal litigation experience before all levels of Maine courts and local and state boards (particularly in the areas of land use enforcement, Rule 80B appeals, tax assessment appeals, and ballot initiatives/voting rights). She is a frequent speaker on a broad array of municipal topics and conducts the State of Maine’s annual code enforcement officer 80K and legal issues certification courses.

In addition to her work as a town attorney, Leah represents individuals, developers, businesses, and citizens groups in their interactions with municipalities, including administrative appeals, permitting/land use approvals, and ballot initiatives. In her employment practice, Leah advises both employers and employees and conducts independent investigations where misconduct has been alleged.

Prior to Leah joining Drummond Woodsum, Leah practiced municipal law for close to 20 years with York County’s largest law firm. Before that, she practiced with a large Toronto law firm where she gained significant litigation experience including class action and mass tort litigation.



AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers in America, Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning
PUBLICATIONS

  • Municipal Enforcement of Land Use Violations Contributing author of A Practical Guide to Land Use in Maine, Chapter 16 (1st Edition 2016 with 2018 Supplement)

  • Large-Scale Water Extraction Maine Townsmen (July 2009)

  • Spousal Assault Policy: A Critical Analysis See OHLJ, Vol. 35, Iss. 3 (1997)


Leah Rachin is a shareholder and member of Drummond Woodsum's Municipal Law practice group.  Leah focuses her practice on municipal, land use, and employment law. She serves as town attorney to several municipalities and advises towns and other public sector clients on a broad range of issues such as zoning, planning, licensing/permitting, charter/ordinance drafting and interpretation, right to know law, voting and elections, property taxes, contracts, and employment matters. 

Leah has extensive municipal litigation experience before all levels of Maine courts and local and state boards (particularly in the areas of land use enforcement, Rule 80B appeals, tax assessment appeals, and ballot initiatives/voting rights). She is a frequent speaker on a broad array of municipal topics and conducts the State of Maine’s annual code enforcement officer 80K and legal issues certification courses.

In addition to her work as a town attorney, Leah represents individuals, developers, businesses, and citizens groups in their interactions with municipalities, including administrative appeals, permitting/land use approvals, and ballot initiatives. In her employment practice, Leah advises both employers and employees and conducts independent investigations where misconduct has been alleged.

Prior to Leah joining Drummond Woodsum, Leah practiced municipal law for close to 20 years with York County’s largest law firm. Before that, she practiced with a large Toronto law firm where she gained significant litigation experience including class action and mass tort litigation.



AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers in America, Municipal Law, Land Use and Zoning
PUBLICATIONS








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