Our municipal attorneys have served as Town Attorney for municipalities throughout the State of Maine. They have also served as special counsel to municipalities when special expertise is needed for a particular matter or when regular town counsel is unavailable. Their experience includes:

Drafting ordinances
Police power
Negotiating inter-local agreements
Labor and personnel matters
Training for governmental officials
Our municipal attorneys lecture extensively on land use topics and also provide training for the state’s Rule 80B. Our municipal attorneys also provide training to municipal boards and officials on their legal responsibilities.

Land Use

Bergen Parkinson, LLC also has decades of experience in assisting our clients in the complex area of zoning and land use. Our clients include land developers, commercial and residential developers, home and building owners, neighborhood groups and municipalities. Our attorneys assist clients within a vast range of planning and compliance matters at the local and state level including:

Zoning issues and amendments
Land use regulations
Plan-specific zoning applications
Conditional use permits

Our experience also extends to land use issues that have been argued before the State’s highest court both for and against municipalities. Our attorneys have argued over 20 land use cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

For additional information about our specialties:
Town meeting and elections
Ordinance/charter drafting
Board training
Employment/work-place investigations
Land use enforcement
Land use development and permitting


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.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill