Attorney Beth Boepple was a featured lawyer in the Fall 2015 VLS Alumni publication of Loquitur as an “Unusual Suspect,” for her work with farm and food clients.
Elizabeth “Beth” Boepple joined BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC in 2016. Across Northern New England, Beth practices real estate and land use, corporate, commercial and banking, and farm and food law.
Beth provides experienced advice and counsel on all phases of land use, development, and commercial transactions for several multistate businesses engaged in diverse projects. She advises on land use and environmental impacts; works closely with architects, engineers and others in professional team to meet project specifications; and assists clients in preparing applications, and related materials necessary for obtaining permits and approvals. Beth’s work on behalf of developers makes her especially skilled when she represents clients opposed to particular projects, or when she represents municipalities to guide them through their decision-making. She appears regularly before the full range of state and local decision makers, including state trial courts, Act 250 district commissions in Vermont, the Site Evaluation Committee in New Hampshire and municipal boards throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Beth’s client advocacy extends to appeals to the states’ Supreme Courts, when necessary.
Beth’s active commercial transactions practice involves sales and purchases of large and small businesses, and advice on issues including the initial selection of the business entity type, business formation, contract negotiation, drafting of related agreements, governance, and financing. Beth has substantial experience working with businesses in the commercial recreational and resort industry. Beth’s multi-state practice also includes representing individuals in complex land use disputes.
Beth’s extensive work with clients on land use, business, and hospitality industry issues make her uniquely experienced to assist clients in the farming and food production businesses throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.
Clients benefit from Beth’s active community involvement and volunteerism. Beth serves as the chair on the City of Portland Planning Board, and is also a member of the board of Community Housing of Maine and Northshire Performing Arts Advisory Board, all volunteer positions. Beth’s prior board work includes serving for ten years on Vermont’s State Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which she credits with adding a great depth of experience to her ability to represent clients when historic resources are implicated by a development project.
Beth hales originally from the Green Mountain State, where she owned and operated a successful restaurant in the mid 1980’s into the early 1990’s. She earned her B.A. from the University of Vermont, and her Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School.
Before deciding to land in the middle of Northern New England with BCM, Beth was previously a partner in the law firms of Lambert Coffin in Maine, and before that, in Witten, Woolmington, Campbell, and Boepple in Vermont. She enjoys cooking in her leisure time, in addition to pursuing her outdoor passions: skiing, kayaking, running, and bicycling.