Matthew D. Manahan


Since 1989 Matt has worked closely with businesses to find innovative solutions to the environmental law issues they face. He provides strategic counsel in regulatory, legislative, and judicial proceedings involving a broad range of environmental and land use issues, including those relating to energy project development, transfer and development of contaminated property, water use, energy, and Native American regulatory claims.

Matt is adept at stakeholder negotiations, including with state and federal regulators, that are a necessary part of large development permitting matters, including especially energy and commercial development projects. Matt appears before and works with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state and federal environmental, fish and wildlife, and conservation agencies, as well as numerous municipal planning boards and zoning boards of appeals.



Cornell University Law School, J.D., cum laude (1989), Editor, Cornell Law Review (1987-89), Irvine Legal Writing Prize (1989)

Bowdoin College, A.B., cum laude (1986), Editor, Bowdoin Patriot student newspaper (1983-84), Student Government Chair (1983-84)

Bar Admissions



New Hampshire

U.S. District Court, District of Maine

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and D.C. Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court

125 Years