Keith Richard of Archipelago in Portland, ME has been an outstanding partner for the Legal Food Hub over the past few years, taking on matters ranging from contract disputes to LLC formations, to negotiating the sale of a conservation easement. He is particularly passionate about working with farmers and small business owners, tackling food waste, and composting. Keith’s broad skillset and tireless advocacy have made him an indispensable partner for the Hub.
In addition to his service to the Legal Food Hub, Keith has also taken on pro bono matters from the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Eviction Defense Program of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and Legal Services for the Elderly. He was recently recognized for the fifth consecutive year by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Katahdin Counsel Program for his pro bono work. He first began accepting referrals from the Hub in his prior position at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion in Kennebunk, ME, and moved to Archipelago in June of 2022. He will continue to assist Legal Food Hub participants in his new role.
Thank you for your contribution to the local food movement, Keith!