Ben joined Bergen & Parkinson, LLC as an Associate in 2016. His municipal and land use practice focuses on advising municipalities on issues including ordinance drafting, zoning, land use enforcement matters, and Rule 80B appeals. Additionally, Ben advises private clients, ranging from individuals, to developers, to neighborhood groups, on a wide array of issues involving municipalities, including zoning variances and abutter challenges to planning board approvals. Ben also collaborates with other members of the Municipal working group to lead legal training for municipal boards and code enforcement officers.

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
  • Bates College, B.A., Politics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Professional Recognitions

  • ALI-CLE Award for Scholarship and Leadership, American Law Institute, 2016
  • Wernick Prize for Legal Writing, University of Maine School of Law, 2016
  • Shur-Frinsko Award for Municipal Law and Local Governance, 2015

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association (Member)
  • York County Bar Association (Member)
  • Regional Organization of Municipal Attorneys
  • Conversation Law Foundation: Legal Services Food Hub
  • Editor-in-Chief, Maine Law Review, 2015-2016
  • Portland Zoning Board of Appeals (Member)

The Estate Planning & Probate attorneys at Bergen & Parkinson, LLC provide sound and creative advice to individuals and families in structuring estate plans to meet their needs.

Bergen & Parkinson, LLC’s team of experience advocates handles cases of all sizes and levels of complexity in the courts and before various municipal boards and state agencies.

Our municipal attorneys have served as Town Attorney for municipalities throughout the state of Maine. They have also served as special counsel when special expertise is needed.

Our attorneys have experience in the full range of real estate transactions and issues. We offer representation in real estate law for both commercial and residential transactions.

Our firm offers Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) which are a means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. This includes mediations, arbitrations, and meeting facilitations.