Maine Estate Planning Lawyers

Mark Laverdiere
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Orono, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(207) 866-5500 68 Main Street
P.O. Box 220
Orono, ME 04473
Estate Planning, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Maine - School of Law
Mark specializes in civil and criminal litigation. He has a wide range of experience having worked for the Maine Superior Court on hundreds of cases including complex real estate disputes, medical malpractice claims, employment discrimination and whistleblower suits, personal injury cases, and murder/manslaughter trials to name a few. Mark provides his clients with exceptional representation both in and out of the courtroom. He is a strong negotiator and a passionate legal advocate.
Elliott R. Teel Esq
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(207) 228-1870 142 High St
Suite 511
Portland, ME 04101
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
I provide legal services for individuals and small businesses throughout southern Maine. I offer legal analysis and litigation services on real property issues. I represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. For business owners I can assist with formation, contract and general consulting matters. For many matters I offer services at flat-rate pricing.
Dylan R. Boyd
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(207) 536-7147 6 City Center
Suite 301
Portland, ME 04101
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Maine School of Law
Over the course of his career as a Maine attorney, Dylan Boyd has successfully represented clients at all stages of litigation. Inside the courtroom, he has zealously advocated for clients at both jury trials and hearings before judges in both criminal and civil cases. He has also guided clients to successful results outside the courtroom by negotiating advantageous deals and drafting effective legal documents. Dylan Boyd was born and raised in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He attended the University of Vermont and earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2006. He returned to Maine to attend the University...
Joe Lewis
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(207) 210-6559 2 Union Street
Suite #202
Portland, ME 04101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Divorce and Probate
University of Maine - School of Law
I graduated with honors from The University of Maine School of Law. My practice focuses primarily on three areas: Family Law, Estate Planning, and Appeals. I set up Port City Legal with the idea that a small law firm effectively serving the regular legal needs of regular people with intelligence ~and~ compassion could do very nicely here in Portland, ME. Six years later, the idea has proved true. Along the way, I have enjoyed many successes both in and out of the courtroom. My client reviews have been excellent. I've won five of...
Smilie Gregg Rogers Esq
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York, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(207) 361-4680 279 York Street
York, ME 03909
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Washington School of Law and University of Oregon School of Law
It's not about us, it's about you. With that focus in mind, the mission of my firm, Brennan & Rogers, PLLC, founded by my wife and me, is "We Care". That mission focus drives our entire way of thinking about elder law, estate planning, probate, and taxes and how we practice from top to bottom. With us, it's more than just talk - serving and safeguarding our clients is everything. We have reviews on many different sites which we hope prospective clients will take the time to seek out and read. Both my...
Daniel J. Eccher
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Winthrop, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(207) 377-6966 161 Main St, Ste 1 - A
PO Box 7
Winthrop, ME 04364
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maine - School of Law
I enjoy helping clients with estate planning and probate administration of estates. I particularly like helping people plan for long-term care while protecting their assets for their families. Let me help you and your family plan for the years ahead.
Misha C. Pride
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(207) 774-0317 One Monument Way
Portland, ME 04103
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Elder
University of Maine School of Law
Misha is a passionate advocate for seniors and committed to providing excellent guidance and education for his clients and potential clients. To that end, Misha is available for house calls and often meets with clients in their homes. He has started his own networking group called the Maine Senior Education Collective, selecting the membership from other entrepreneurs who share his passion for helping seniors stay safe in their homes, or aiding them in the next transition in their lives. Misha went into the private practice of law in February of 2013 and spent his first two years establishing...
Scott Ladd Esq
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Gardiner, ME Estate Planning Lawyer
(207) 582-3650 251 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate law, Scott practices primarily in residential and commercial real estate transactions as counsel for lenders, sellers and purchasers. He is also counsel for a number of successful small to moderately sized business ventures. Scott graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1985 and has been a member of the Maine Bar since that time. He has been a member of the Title Standards Committee of the Real Estate section of the Maine State Bar Association since 1987. He is a licensed title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company. Scott is a former...
Michael Griffin Esq
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Orono, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(207) 866-5500 68 Main St
Orono, ME 04473
Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Maine School of Law
Michael is a graduate of the University of Maine and the University of Maine School of Law. He has been practicing law in the Bangor, Maine, area since 1974. Michael’s law practice is diverse, with a special emphasis on residential and commercial real estate, estate planning and corporate law. He is well recognized as one of Maine's preeminent real estate minds. During his career, he has conducted nearly 10,000 residential and commercial closings as well as crafting hundreds of estates plans and trusts for his clients. Michael is active in the Maine Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, and other professional...
Parke A Burmeister
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
1 Union Street, Suite 501
Portland, ME 04101
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Maine School of Law
As an estate, probate, and business attorney in Portland, Maine, I am proud to work with individuals, families, and business owners here in Portland, and across the state.

From drafting simple wills and trusts, to helping favorably resolve probate disputes, to business formations and contract negotiations, I strive to treat every client relationship as a partnership. My goal is to maintain a law practice that is easily approachable, immpeccably responsive, friendly, cost-conscious, and effective at helping clients reach their goals.

I earned my J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law in 2010, and my B.A....
Virginia Lee Holt Esq
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Saco, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(207) 282-1280 29 Common Street, Suite 101
Saco, ME 04072
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
University of Maine - School of Law
Practicing in Cumberland and York Counties since 1994.
Martha Novy-Broderick
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Lincoln, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
P.O. Box 554
9 Main Street
Lincoln, ME 04457
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Western New England University School of Law
As an Attorney in Maine for thirty one years, I bring my experience to the table to solve your legal issues in a timely and effective manner. Take charge of your life.Ask. -We can help you plan your estate needs,trusts, wills and POA,, balance your debts and settle your family issues. -We help form small businesses,LLCs,and corporations.Ask us about business and property sales.Our decades of experience gives us broad skills to plan and solve. -We can collect your contracts and deficiency judgements through wage and real estate attachments. Give us a call. We are here to help you....
Mary-Anne E. Martell
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Westbrook, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
1399 Bridgton Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
University of Maine School of Law
Seacoast Law Founder and Senior Counsel, Mary-Anne Martell is a native Mainer whose varied life and professional experience brings an unparalleled level of understanding and service to her clients. During the 1970s, she worked as a welder, building turbine steam nuclear re-heaters for General Electric in South Portland and was very active in the union. Later, she spent eight years at Burnham & Morrill in Portland. Among other tasks, Mary-Anne spent her first year there "putting the pork" in the cans of beans. It was during her tenure at the bean factory that she found herself the sole...
Stephen Hayes Esq
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Augusta, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(207) 623-2543 One Weston Court
11 Weston Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Probate
Harvard Law School and University of Maine - School of Law
I provide efficient, effective and principled legal representation. We jointly plan your case as though it is a business project -- identify your goals, the best ways to accomplish your desired end and determine the work required (and who will do it). We evaluate each step to determine its impact on progress and your budget. We refrain from "tit for tat" retaliation because that lets others control your case. My decades of experience in business planning and execution of projects, litigation and dispute resolution and our full embrace of technological advances work for your advantage. No one works harder for...
Andrew Fiske Hastings
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(207) 808-1066 70 Center Street
Portland, ME 04101
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Maine School of Law
Alan R. Nye Esq
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(207) 828-4400 225 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Divorce and Probate
New England Law | Boston
Jackie Cardinali
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Waterville, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
(207) 361-4700 PO Box 1837
Waterville, ME 04903
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Washington School of Law and Franklin Pierce Law Center
My primary focus in my practice is assisting taxpayers with tax debt resolution. I help my clients by eliminating tax debt when I can, or, arranging affordable tax debt repayment of actual tax liability. I find it extremely rewarding when I watch the relief overcome people during an initial consultation when they learn about their options and strategies available to manage tax debt. As Judge Learned Hand pointed out, "there is nothing sinister in so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible."
John Moncure Esq
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Topsham, ME Estate Planning Attorney
(207) 209-2902 9 Bowdoin Mill Island
Topsham, ME 04086
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
New York University
Martha Grant Esq
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Presque Isle, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(207) 760-7511 830 Main St., Unit 46
SUITE D11
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Martha Grant has been a practicing attorney since 1982. Since 1986 she has concentrated her practice in the area of elder law; that is, estate planning, long-term care planning and probate. In 2016 she formed Aroostook Elder Law, LLC. She is a member of the elder law section of the Maine Bar Association.
Tammy Ham-Thompson Esq
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Gardiner, ME Estate Planning Lawyer
(207) 582-3650 251 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Tammy Ham-Thompson joined the firm in the fall of 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Tammy was the managing partner of Schaeffer and Ham-Thompson. Tammy received her B.A. from the University of Southern Maine and a J.D from the New England School of Law. She is a member of the Maine and Kennebec County Bar Associations. She is a past President of the Kennebec County Bar Association. Tammy's area of expertise is family law. Whether divorce, parental rights, protection from abuse or guardianship cases, Tammy is the attorney you want on your side. Tammy resides in Gardiner, Maine with her...
Gregory Farris Esq
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Gardiner, ME Estate Planning Attorney
(207) 582-3650 251 Water Street
Gardiner, ME 04345
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Greg Farris, an attorney since 1973, is licensed to practice in all State of Maine courts and in the United States District Court. Greg's historic practice is in the areas of domestic law, general civil litigation, personal injury and business planning. He currently is available to manage and advise with his partners in all of those areas of practice. His current emphasis, in addition to trial work, has been in real estate, corporate, business law, estate and tax planning. He brings years of experience and savvy to bear in working with clients to resolve their...
Jennifer Frey Kreckel
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Rumford, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(207) 364-4593 Kreckel Law PA
P.O. Drawer L/95 Congress Street
Rumford, ME 04276
Estate Planning, Elder, Landlord Tenant and Probate
Syracuse University College of Law
Jared S Brewer
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Waterville, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(207) 873-7755 49 Silver St
Waterville, ME 04901
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Daniel J Bernier Esq
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Waterville, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(207) 877-8969 179 Main St
Suite 304
Waterville, ME 04901
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Dan Benier has been practicing since 1993. He concentrates his practice on business law, wills, trusts, estates and real estate law.
Sidney St. F. Thaxter
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PORTLAND, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 46 years experience
(207) 774-9000 Curtis Thaxter LLC
One Canal Plaza, Ste 1000
PORTLAND, ME 04101
Estate Planning
Boston College Law School
Sidney St. F. ("Pete") Thaxter is the chair of the firm's Litigation and Administrative Law and Estate Planning and Probate Practice Areas. For over 30 years, he has led the firm's litigation practice, which has focused on business disputes and property rights. Pete also works with multiple generations of the firm's clients and their families to help them through their estate tax and business succession planning.
Nicolas T Carter
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Ellsworth, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(207) 664-0002 66 Main Street, Suite 301
PO Box 622
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Maine - School of Law
Rebecca J Sargent
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Ellsworth, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(207) 664-0002 134 Surry Rd
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Maine School of Law and Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Prior to opening her own law office in 2008, Rebecca Sargent had been Senior Vice President & Senior Trust Officer at Union Trust Company since 1994. Before that, she practiced law at Loughlin & Wade in Portsmouth, NH, where she concentrated her practice in estate planning, probate, and real estate. She merged her private practice with the practices of Jeffrey Jones and Roberta Kuriloff in 2013, thus forming Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC.

Rebecca holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. degree from the University of Maine School of Law. She is admitted...
Tiffany Bond
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(207) 370-2088 3 Colonial Road
Portland, ME 04102
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Maine - School of Law
David Bernier Esq
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Waterville, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(207) 873-0186 44 Elm Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Estate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Social Security Disability
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michelle Allott Esq
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Freeport, ME Estate Planning Lawyer
(207) 865-0345 491 US Route One
Freeport, ME 04032
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Michelle Allott graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rhode Island and obtained her JD from the University of Maine School of Law. Since graduating in 1989, Michelle has been practicing predominantly in the field of civil litigation. Her practice has been focused on personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability and construction and environmental litigation. She continues to practice in these areas, as well as commercial litigation. Michelle is a skilled trial attorney, who combines conciliation in a traditionally adversarial process. As such, Michelle has developed a successful mediation practice, which she hopes to expand. These mediation services...
Jeffrey W Jones
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Ellsworth, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(207) 664-0002 134 Surry Road
PO Box 622
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Estate Planning and Elder
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and University of Miami School of Law
James E. Smith
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Brunswick, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(207) 721-0622 49 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Vermont Law School
Matthew Newman Esq
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Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(207) 563-1700 19 Vine St
Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME 04543
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Maureen Keegan Esq
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Portland, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(207) 774-9000 One Canal Plaza, Suite 1000
Portland, ME 04101
Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Maine School of Law
Estate planning and taxation
Catherine L Fenton
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Ellsworth, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(207) 664-0002 134 Surry Rd
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maine School of Law
Catherine joined Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC in March of 2016. Prior to that, she operated her own law practice in Ellsworth, Maine, where she worked with clients on real estate, probate, and civil matters. Additionally, she advocated in many family matters, including divorce and custody cases, child protection issues, and Guardian ad Litem work. She worked at Sandra Hylander Collier Law Offices from 1997 until 2010, where she carried out real estate transactions, drafted estate planning documents, authored appellate briefs, and handled small business law.

Catherine is a proud graduate of Bates College and University of Maine School of Law...
Maeghan Tara Maloney
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Augusta, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
4 Drew St
Augusta, ME 04330
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Harvard Law School
I'm a self-employed family practice attorney with areas of expertise in small business and election law.
Kathryn Bedell Esq
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York, ME Estate Planning Attorney
(207) 363-5300 408 U.S. Route One, Second Floor
Second Floor
York, ME 03909
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Admitted to Bar: 1991 Maine, Massachusetts

Education: Wellesley College (B.A. 1986); University of Texas (J.D. 1989)

Member: York County Bar Association; Maine Bar Association (Elder Law Section, Trusts and Estate Planning Section), Greater York Chamber of Commerce, National Aging in Place Council

Practice Areas: Probate Administration, Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning, Guardianship, Elder Law, Asset Preservation/Medicaid Planning
Adam J Bean
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Westbrook, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(207) 591-5747 Cooper & Bull, PA
850 Main St. Suite 3
Westbrook, ME 04092
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
University of Maine School of Law
Adam graduated from Hobart and William Smith College with a bachelor's degree in English and earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Maine School of Law. While at law school, Adam interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office and also practiced as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. Prior to joining Cooper & Bull, Adam worked as a litigation attorney with a concentration in consumer and creditors' rights actions. Adam is admitted to the Maine State Bar and to the United States District Court, District of Maine. He is a member of the Maine State...
Brieanna G Dietrich
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Rockport, ME Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(207) 542-9610 P.O. Box 432
Rockport, ME 04856-0432
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Maine School of Law
Maxwell G Coolidge
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Ellsworth, ME Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
3 Franklin Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Estate Planning, Appeals, Family and Probate
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.