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Sarah Anne McDaniel

Sarah Anne McDaniel

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Lawsuits & Disputes, Appeals

About Me

I founded Maine Land Law LLC, PA as a solo law firm in 2009, and joined with colleagues to co-found Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools in October 2013. Drawing on my background in land conservation and civil litigation experience in state and federal courts in Maine, I focus my Maine Land Law practice on land use and property law. The other lawyers in my firm practice in a broad selection of civil and criminal law areas.

I truly enjoy helping clients determine what they can and cannot do with their property. I provide land use opinions, and help clients obtain (or challenge) land use permits at the municipal and state agency level, including judicial appeals if necessary. I help clients resolve boundary and easement disputes through litigation or settlement. I also negotiate conservation easements, trail easements and licences, and assist in real estate transactions. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Real Estate: 50%
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  3. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
  4. Appeals: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($50-220/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Timothy H Boulette

    I worked with Sarah for many years, and have watched as she co-founded her own firm and become a leading attorney in her field. I addition to being a brilliant, energetic, and hard working attorney, she is among the nicest people I know. I wholeheartedly endorse Sarah.

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    Timothy Boulette Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Christopher Bannon

    Sarah is a brilliant and creative attorney with the highest of ethical standards. Her knowledge of real estate and land use law is impeccable. Sarah has unique expertise in the planning and drafting of conservation easements, as she has degrees both in Law (Harvard) and Environmental Studies (Yale). She is one of the few attorneys I know who truly loves her work -- a factor that undoubtedly helps to sustain the excellence of her legal practice.

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    John Bannon Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools LLC, PA

Maine Land Law LLC, PA
90 Bridge Street, Suite 100
Westbrook, ME, 04092

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MEAuthorized to practice law200308/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Katahdin CounselMaine Supreme Judicial Court2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Katahdin CounselMaine Supreme Judicial Court2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding AttorneyDouglas McDaniel Campo & Schools LLC, PA2013 - Present
Owner / AttorneyMaine Land Law LLC, PA2009 - Present
Associate AttorneyMurray Plumb & Murray2003 - 2009

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Edward T. Gignoux Inn of CourtN/A2007 - 2010
College of the AtlanticTrustee2004 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bodack v. Town of Ogunquit, 2006 ME 127, 909 A.2d 620The Superior Court found in favor of my client and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court upheld the decision in favor of my client.
Friends of Congress Square Park et al. v. City of Portland 2014 ME 63My clients prevailed both at trial and on appeal to the Maine Supreme Court ("Law Court").

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Maine Land Trust Network WebsiteAccess Issues for Land Trusts2012

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental StudiesConservation PolicyMaster of Environmental Studies1995
College of the AtlanticHuman EcologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Maine Land Conservation ConferenceAcquiring Land: the Basics2014
Litigating Disputes over EasementsEthics in Property Disputes2014
Maine Land Conservation ConferenceRights and Responsibilities of Owning Land2012
NBI CLE: Title Law UpdateTitle Law Update2011
Maine Land Conservation ConferenceStewardship of Land Boundaries and Ownership Rights2010
NBI CLE: Real Estate DisputesLitigating Disputes Over Easements and Restrictive Covenants2009
NBI CLE: EasementsA Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding Easements2008
International Human Ecology ConferenceIntegrating a Human Ecological Perspective in the Practice of Law2006