Laura J. Hartz


Laura J. Hartz


Phone: 207.253.0533 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email:

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Ashley Lemelin Email:


Laura Hartz represents and advises businesses, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and individuals on a wide range of issues including land use, real estate, acquisitions, project development, nonprofit matters, and general business matters.  Laura also has specialized expertise in agriculture and food systems and is able to provide guidance to clients with opportunities related to these areas.

As a business and real estate attorney, Laura is able to combine her passion for helping clients and her interest in food, agriculture, and land use.  Recent examples of her work include guiding a solid waste client through emergency local permitting in aftermath of facility fire, leading the acquisition of a boutique hotel for a regional developer, and assisting a sustainable agriculture nonprofit with the formation and organizational issues.

Laura enjoys exploring Maine’s coast, mountains, and bakeries with her spouse, child, and chocolate lab.  In addition to pursuing outdoor passions like trail running and bird watching, she likes to bake and coax her sourdough starter into doing the same.


BA Hamilton College, magna cum laude
MS Tufts University
JD Vermont Law School, magna cum laude


New Hampshire’s Union Leader 40 under 40 Award
Phi Beta Kappa
James Soper Merrill Award at Hamilton College
Mission Scholar at Vermont Law School


New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
New Hampshire Bar Association
Maine Bar Association

Community/Public Service

Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, Past President

Past Presentations

From February 1, 2023 12:00 pm

Laws of the Land: What to Know About Your Farm BEFORE You Commit, Legal Food Hub a project of the Conservation Law Foundation