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April 5, 2023

Drummond Woodsum board members focused on Maine Tribal matters

Drummond Woodsum has elected the leader of its Tribal Nations Practice Group to serve on the board of directors and reelected the firm's environmental and natural resources lead.

Michael-Corey Hinton is a new board appointment, while Joanna Brown Tourangeau has agreed to serve another term for the Portland law firm.     

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Michael-Corey Hinton

Hinton, who is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, advises Tribal Nations, Tribal-owned entities, and those that interface with Tribes on federal Indian law and policy. He also works on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, employment matters, economic development, and environmental and natural resource issues. 

He draws from a uniquely deep well of experience to deliver significant value to his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Hinton spent time at the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

He is the former president of the Native American Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

Hinton was a 2022 Mainebiz 40 under 40 honoree, and at the time he told Mainebiz that as a former member of the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team, the sport was a major influence in his life, but after several knee injuries, he focused "on the reintroduction of the game in indigenous communities, where the game originated."

In 2018, he started an annual Wabanaki youth lacrosse festival, an annual event that rotates among the Wabanaki communities in Maine.

Hinton said one of his significant professional accomplishments was the enactment of LD 906, which "provided critical financial support to a Washington County water district and amended the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act to restore the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s ability to regulate drinking water within its territory."

Tourangeau, who has practiced in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts for over 20 years, 

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Joanna Brown Tourangeau

is the leader of the firm's environmental and natural resources practice group. She has also represented Tribal Nations on the full spectrum of environmental, natural resources, and municipal land use issues. 

Tourangeau delivers advice on permitting, licensure, compliance and liability matters in connection with air, water and solid and hazardous waste regulations and statutes. 

“We’re fortunate to have their skills, judgment, and expertise on the Board,” said  Toby Dilworth, managing director.   

Drummond Woodsum’s Business Services practice serves clients from start-ups and early-stage companies to multinational corporations. 

Drummond Woodsum is Maine's second-largest law firm, with 81 Maine attorneys and 137 employees, according to the 2023 Mainebiz Book of Lists, ranked by Maine's largest law firms.

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