Peter H. Kenlan

Peter Kenlan’s commercial real estate practice includes acquisitions, dispositions, development, title and land use analysis, and leasing.  Drawing on his diverse professional experience, Peter helps clients navigate a broad range of complex real estate transactions.

Peter has represented real estate developers, aquaculture farms, timberlands companies, utilities, energy companies, resort owners, nonprofits, and individuals in a broad range of transactions including the acquisition for redevelopment of former paper mill properties,  site leasing for solar power generation,  residential/commercial development, and acquisition of grid interconnection easements. Peter also works closely with the firm's Business Practice Group on mergers and acquisitions involving real estate assets.

Before joining Pierce Atwood, Peter served as law clerk to Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Peter attended the University of Maine School of Law where he was managing editor of the Maine Law Review. Prior to beginning his legal career, Peter worked as a development and fundraising professional, conducted forestry research, and taught college biology. Away from the office, Peter enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. He is an avid sailor, rock climber, runner, and alpine skier.

Honors & Distinctions
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Real Estate Law (2024)

  • University of Maine School of Law Faculty Scholastic Achievement Award, given to the student achieving the highest grade point average over three years of study
Professional Activities
  • Maine State Bar Association, Real Estate & Title Section
  • Maine’s Open Lands: Public Use of Private Land, the Right to Roam, and the Right to Exclude, 68 Me. L. Rev. 185 (2016)
Civic Activities
  • Chair, Falmouth (Maine) Planning Board