Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



RICHARD A. SPENCER

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207.253.0506 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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


Assistant: Katie Romasco




PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental & Natural Resources
Government Relations & Campaigns
Land Use & Conservation
Municipal Law
Public Finance
School & Education

EDUCATION

Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiskw Scholar, 1969

Harvard College, B.A., cum laude, 1966


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
  Board Member


International Senior Lawyers Project, Mining and Environmental Project in Mongolia

Cushings Island Association
  President


Maine Audubon Society
  Past President


Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Public Policy Committee
  Chair


Portland Trails
  Co-Founder


Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
  Co-Founder


Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature
  Chairman


Saco River Corridor Legistlation
  Principal Author




PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental & Natural Resources
Government Relations & Campaigns
Land Use & Conservation
Municipal Law
Public Finance
School & Education

EDUCATION

Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiskw Scholar, 1969

Harvard College, B.A., cum laude, 1966


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
New Hampshire

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Bond Lawyers


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association
  Board Member


International Senior Lawyers Project, Mining and Environmental Project in Mongolia

Cushings Island Association
  President


Maine Audubon Society
  Past President


Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Public Policy Committee
  Chair


Portland Trails
  Co-Founder


Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust
  Co-Founder


Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature
  Chairman


Saco River Corridor Legistlation
  Principal Author




Dick Spencer specializes in complex problems which require effective advocacy at the local and state levels and before administrative agencies, the state courts and the Legislature. He is among the State's experts in such diverse areas as land conservation, land use, municipal law, and public finance. Dick's approach to problems is intuitive and creative. He thrives on finding the answers to difficult and complex problems.

Dick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the categories of Education Law and Public Finance law.

He served for four years as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature and has been actively involved in Maine's non-profit sector.


AWARDS

  • Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers USA
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
Dick Spencer specializes in complex problems which require effective advocacy at the local and state levels and before administrative agencies, the state courts and the Legislature. He is among the State's experts in such diverse areas as land conservation, land use, municipal law, and public finance. Dick's approach to problems is intuitive and creative. He thrives on finding the answers to difficult and complex problems.

Dick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the categories of Education Law and Public Finance law.

He served for four years as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature and has been actively involved in Maine's non-profit sector.


AWARDS

  • Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Education Law (2008-2018)
    • Public Finance Law (2008-2018) 
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
NEWS

Seven Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America 2017 Lawyer of the Year
January 3, 2017

Drummond Woodsum Launches Strategic Consulting Business
January 1, 2016

Three Drummond Woodsum Clients Awarded $650,000 in Funding
September 25, 2015

Thirty Attorneys from Drummond Woodsum are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015


ARTICLES

Back to the Future: RSU and AOS Withdrawal Procedures
Fall 2012

PRESENTATIONS

A New Take on School Consolidation: The Budget Bill Reforms and Other Critical Developments in School Law
September 8, 2017


Maine School Business Officials 3rd Annual Law Seminar
October 21, 2016





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