Jonathan A. Pottle


Bangor Office
80 Exchange Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207-992-4365
Fax: 207-992-4365

Jon provides legal services to both public and private sector clients in the areas of environmental law, land use law, municipal law, utilities law, economic development, project development and finance, renewable energy, real estate, timberlands, and natural resources law. Jon’s practice in these areas helps clients with their strategic and tactical planning, day-to-day operations and troubleshooting, project development and financing, real estate and business transactions, municipal and utility district governance, and resolution of related legal disputes, including representation before Maine and Federal Courts as well as Local and State administrative boards and agencies.

Jon’s legal services assist clients in several industries in Maine, including municipalities, sewer districts, water districts, timberlands, forest products, wind energy, solar energy, solid waste, banking and financial institutions, real estate development, telecommunications, healthcare, non-profits, educational institutions, and hospitality businesses. Jon also assists private individuals on their legal needs, such as those involving permitting or licensing before local, state, or federal governmental boards and agencies and resolution of related legal disputes.

Detailed services include:
• Environmental Compliance, Liability, and Dispute Resolution
• Environmental & Land Use Opinion Letters
• Timber Trespass
• Ordinance Drafting and Interpretation
• Zoning & Land Use Planning and Permitting
• Zoning & Land Use Planning in the Unorganized Territory of Maine (LUPC)
• General Legal Counsel for Municipalities, Sewer Districts, Water Districts, and Non-Profit Organizations
• Project Permitting, Development, and Financing for:
o Renewable energy projects (e.g., wind; solar; biomass)
o Solid waste projects
o Real estate development projects (commercial and residential)
o Telecommunication facilities (e.g., cell towers)
o Capital budget projects for business growth and expansion
• Subdivision Analysis & Compliance (in municipalities and LUPC)
• Roads & Easements
• Public-Private Project Planning, Development, and Financing
• Economic and Project Development Agreements
• Tax Increment Financing (TIFs), Pine Tree Development Zones, & Employment TIFs
• Community Benefit Agreements
• Economic & Tax Incentives Planning, Financing, & Compliance
• Contract Negotiation & Formation
• Property Taxation (e.g., Tax Abatement; Tax Exemption)
• Litigation to resolve Local, State, and Federal Permit or License Disputes
Jon received a Law degree and a Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Forest Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He is also a graduate of the Bangor Region Leadership Institute. Jon lives in Bangor with his wife Jessie and their daughter, and serves on several community and regional boards and committees focused on the health of Maine people and sustainable use of natural resources. Jon enjoys hockey, as well as outdoor recreation activities such as canoeing, skiing, hiking, and mountaineering.



Areas of Practice for Jonathan A. Pottle

Bar Admissions

State of Maine
Federal District Court, District of Maine
First Circuit Court of Appeals


Vermont Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Master of Studies in Environmental Law
University of New Brunswick, B.S., Forest Engineering, 2003

Memberships and Affiliations

Maine State Bar Association
Penobscot County Bar Association
Bangor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Board of Directors (President)
Certification Board for the Northeast Master Logger Program
Maine Tree Foundation, Board of Directors (past member)
American Heart Association, Northern Maine Volunteer Leadership Council (past member)
Bangor Trails Committee (past member)