Perkins Thompson is pleased to welcome associate John E. Belisle as a member of the firm’s Litigation, Business and Corporate, and Government Services practice groups. John represents individuals and businesses with civil litigation needs, and also counsels and assists property owners and organizations in resolving issues arising from zoning, land use and local government action. Prior to joining Perkins Thompson, John served as a deputy city attorney for a mid-size California city, where he represented the city in court and counseled city leaders on procurement, leasing, public works contracting and open records statutes. John is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He also recently served on the board of directors of the nonprofit National Liberty Ship Memorial in San Francisco, which operates the South Portland-built WWII liberty ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien.