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Practice Areas

 

 

CIVIL LITIGATION

MEDIATION & ALERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)

 

Litigation cases are governed by the rules of Maine’s state and federal courts.                                                                                                                 

We LITIGATE, having successfully executed many trials with cases on a variety of matters, including:

  • Contract Disputes, such as those that may involve the sale of real estate, businesses or assets
  • Damage to Real or Personal Property, such as that caused by fire, insurance losses or damage to property through negligent or intentional acts
  • Insurance Contract Disputes
  • Land Use and Boundary Disputes 
  • Matrimonial Disputes and Divorce
  • Personal Injury Claims in which plaintiffs are seeking damages from vehicular accidents, other accidents and injuries

 

The Maine Judicial Branch was an early pioneer in providing Mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the courts, starting in the late 1970s. While ADR is not always viable, or the best answer for every client, we attempt to understand and strategize individual cases in the most efficient and practical manner possible, while providing successful results.

 We MEDIATE and support the use of ADR whenever it is most approapriate:

  • Civil & Commercial Cases
  • Construction Cases
  • Evictions
  • Family Matters
  • Land Use & Environmental Disputes
  • Small Claims

 

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ACCIDENTS, PERSONAL INJURY & MALPRACTICE

We defend and prosecute personal injury and wrongful death cases, working with a variety of trusted experts as necessary, and have expertise in handling injury claims including:

  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Falls on residential, retail and other commercial property
  • Industrial and Construction Accidents
  • Medical and Professional Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents, involving passenger cars, commercial trucks and tractor trailers, motorcycles, ATV’s, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles

 

BANKRUPTCY LAW

We are a Maine Debt Relief Agency.  Our practice serves Maine consumers and businesses making important decisions about debt relief, credit default, foreclosures and more.  We will thoroughly explore your legal solutions, and determine the process which is right for you, your family, your business.  

  • Consumer Rights Overview
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Predatory Lending
  • Student Loans
  • Supplemetal Security Income
  • Social Security Disability Insurance
  • Tax Refund Spending
  • Unfair Debt Collection

 

CONSTRUCTION LAW & LAND USE CLAIMS

We are involved in all aspects of construction litigation and soundly familiar with standard contract provisions and industry practices.                We work with seasoned construction experts that we have built trusted relationships with over time, and are very knowledgeable of Maine law pertaining to all aspects of construction and land use, including:

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Construction Contracts 
  • Construction Defects
  • Easements
  • Indemnification Provisions
  • Mechanics Liens 
  • Misrepresentation
  • Nuisance

 

Our clients consist of:

  • Local, Solo Contractors as well as larger Construction Firms
  • Homeowners, Condominium Associations and Building Owners with claims against contractors and subcontractors 
  • General Contractors, Subcontractors, Home Inspectors, Appraisers and Real Estate Brokers with claims brought against them regarding construction defects and building problems

 

CONTRACT LAW

We advise our clients on contractual language as well as intreptation of provisions should disputes arise.  We are proficient with:

  • Business Contracts
  • Insurer Contracts
  • Contracts between property owners and tenants
  • Construction Contracts
  • LLCs

 

ELDER LAW, WILLS & ESTATES, PROBATE LAW

We are dedicated to helping Maine Seniors & their Families, Veterans, Surving Spouses, Individuals and Families in planning for their futures now.  We have significant experience with individuals as well as working with hospitals, assisted care facilities, and nursing facilities.  We are sensitive and knowledgable as to steps that should be implemented before need arises, and the care administered after.  

We assist with all phases of:

  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Conservatorships and Guardianships for the Incapcitated
  • Development & Implementation of Estate Plans
  • Eligibility for Veterans Administration Aid and Attendence
  • Estate Administration
  • LongTerm Care and Medicaid Pre-Planning
  • Medical Planning for Home & Nursing Care
  • Medical Assist Protection Trusts & Deed Transfers
  • Pension Benefits
  • Preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney

 

MATRIMONIAL LAW, FAMILY DISPUTES, ADOPTIONS

We are experienced Litigators and Mediators in all aspects of Matrimonial Law:

  • Divorce
  • Post-Divorce 
  • Legal Separation
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Parental Rights & Responsibilities
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Adoptions