Nicholas J. Morrill


Jensen Baird
10 Free Street
P.O. Box 4510
Portland, ME 04112

Tel: 207.775.7271


Nick is a member of the Real Estate, Land Use and Permitting, and Business Services Practice Groups at Jensen Baird.

Skilled in all aspects of real estate law, Nick focuses his practice on representing individuals and businesses in the acquisition, development, leasing, and sale of real estate, commercial conventional and private capital financing, and condominium creation. Nick also frequently counsels his clients in various land use and zoning matters, helping navigate state and local laws and ordinances, and obtaining permits and approvals necessary for the development and operation of commercial real estate projects. Completing his suite of legal services, Nick provides a broad range of general business support, including entity selection and creation, governance, certain corporate transactions, and drafting various commercial contracts and agreements.

Nick prides himself in providing personable and knowledgeable representation, while working efficiently and effectively to achieve the client’s desired result.

While not working, Nick enjoys spending time with his wife, Dorian, running, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

  • Bates College, B.A.
  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
  • State of Maine
  • State of New Hampshire
Honors & Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning Law (2016-2020)
  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars for Real Estate & Business/Corporate Law (2013-2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, Distinguished® rating
Jensen Baird has always been known for its expertise in real estate law and for helping clients achieve their objectives. Since its inception, the firm’s clients have included major real estate developers, lending institutions, private capital and equity investors, commercial landlords and tenants, and individual sellers and buyers. The firm’s reputation is based on years of experience in providing legal services on a wide variety of projects, including shopping centers, malls, multi-tenant office buildings, apartment complexes, hotels and other housing projects, HUD projects, commercial and industrial projects, energy generation facilities, retirement communities, residential and commercial subdivisions, condominiums and cooperatives, and tax increment financing districts.

We provide legal services and advice on matters ranging from high-end residential cash closings to sophisticated commercial projects. Our attorneys have substantial experience assisting clients in proceedings before, obtaining permits and approvals from, and ensuring regulatory compliance with, governmental authorities, including municipal boards and state and federal agencies.

The firm’s Real Estate Group provides our clients the judgment, pragmatism, creativity, and technical skill needed for the prompt and cost-effective implementation of real estate projects and transactions.

Since its founding in 1952, Jensen Baird has provided clients with practical solutions to complex problems.  Through collaboration and communication, our attorneys build client relationships based on honest counsel and creative thinking.  We have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients, and pride ourselves on delivering prompt legal services in a cost-effective manner. With a broad range of specialties and legal expertise, we strive to address the entire range of our clients’ problems, while also providing expert guidance to help our clients avoid future issues.

Our goal has never been to be the largest firm in Maine, but rather to be the most respected for our ability to advise clients. As a mid-size firm, our team of dedicated attorneys is small enough for a close, in-depth client relationship, but large enough to succeed against the larger, sometimes faceless, firms.  Consistently recognized by clients and peers in numerous rankings and periodicals, such as Best Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, and New England Super Lawyers, our attorneys work together, sharing expertise and resources to serve the needs of our clients.  Jensen Baird specializes in Business Services, Estate Planning, Government Services, Litigation, and Real Estate, where our approach has earned us a reputation of respect–a reputation that is rooted in our 60 year history as a premier Maine law firm.