University of Maine School of Law
J.D.| 1985

Boston University
M.Ed. | 1980

Harvard College
A.B., cum laude | 1975


  • Maine | 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine | 1985

ABOUT Gordon

Gordon Scannell is of counsel to Perkins Thompson. Gordy has represented individuals, business entities, including non-profits, municipalities, lenders, and borrowers in all aspects of the purchase, sale, leasing, and ownership of commercial and residential real estate for over 30 years. In the last twelve years he has represented private entities and non-profit organizations in the purchase, sale, and ownership of over 900,000 acres of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York timberlands in transactions totaling over $400 million.

He was elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers in 2004, and has served on its Program Committee. He is Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized in Chambers USA as a leading real estate practitioner in Maine, as well as listed in New England Super Lawyers in Real Estate.

Mr. Scannell is a graduate of Harvard College and University of Maine School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review. Prior to entering private practice, he was a law clerk to the Hon. Edward T. Gignoux, Senior Judge, and the Hon. Gene Carter, Chief Judge, both of the United States District Court for the District of Maine.

He is on the Board of Directors at the Northern Forest Center based in Concord, New Hampshire which promotes thriving communities and healthy forests in northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. Mr. Scannell is also a Board member of the Harvard Club of Maine.

Publications / Seminars

Mr. Scannell co-authored the Second Edition of Maine Real Estate Law and Practice, published by Thompson/ West (2007), and is a contributing editor to the Second, Third, and Fourth Editions of State-by-State Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leases, published by Aspen Publishers. He was a faculty member for the 2010 Maine State Bar Association’s Real Estate Institute.


Mr. Scannell is a member of the Maine and Cumberland Bar Associations. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) since his election in 2004, and served on its Program Committee for three years.

Service / Achievements

Mr. Scannell is a Board member of the Greater Portland Economic Development Corporation. He was a Board member of the Royal River Conservation Trust for a number of years, and a volunteer at the Long Creek Youth Correctional Facility in South Portland. He is a past member of the Town of North Yarmouth Planning Board and Director of the Maine Real Estate Development Association (MEREDA).


Mr. Scannell lives in Pownal, with his wife Kimberly Moody, a Professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Maine. They are active runners, cross country skiers, sailors, and general outdoor enthusiasts.