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Our Story

In 1975, former Maine governor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Kenneth M. Curtis, led a group of attorneys to form a law firm dedicated to providing first-class, affordable legal services. In the decades since, we have provided sophisticated counsel for individuals, Maine businesses, governmental entities, and national and international clients.

How We Work

We take a problem-solving approach that focuses on helping you understand your case, empowering you to partner with us to find professional and innovative resolutions to even the most complex matters.

How We Give Back

Many members of our firm serve on community non-profit boards and volunteer their time on behalf of a variety of charitable organizations in Maine. We are closely involved with the Susan Curtis Foundation and volunteer with the Maine Homeless Legal Project and the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project.

Our Affiliates

We understand that positive outcomes are not always limited to legal solutions, so we work closely with our partner organizations including Public Affairs Group and SCG Legal.  As a member of SCG Legal, we have access to a strong network of experienced professionals world-wide, allowing us to connect you with the best resources no matter your situation.

Our Services

Our Professionals

Stephanie G. Albert, Attorney

Stephanie Albert focuses her practice in the areas of commercial loan transactions, real estate and asset purchases, contract negotiations, landlord/tenant disputes and corporate law.  Stephanie previously practiced as an associate attorney at the Law Office of James Barns in Falmouth, Maine. She serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of the Eastern Prom.

Practice Areas

  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trademark and Copyright

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude—University of Maine School of Law—2010
  • Production Editor—Maine Law Review
  • B.A., Economics, summa cum laude—Wheaton College—2007

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association
Stephanie Albert Stephanie Albert

Christian T. Chandler, Attorney

Chris Chandler advises businesses and financial institutions in the areas of employment, financial, contracts, bankruptcy and intellectual property.  Chris is also a member of the firm’s litigation practice group, acting as lead counsel in business related cases in both federal and state court.  In addition, Chris manages the firm’s business incubation project, which offers legal services to start-up enterprises for a reduced fee.

Before joining the firm, Chris served as a law clerk of United States Magistrate Judge David M. Cohen in Portland, Maine. From 1994 through 1996 Chris served as legal counsel to the Maine State Democratic Party. Chris lectures on topics relative to corporate formation, financing and intellectual property.

Chris is a member of the Camp Susan Curtis Board of Trustees, and is the President of Portland Nordic.

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trademark and Copyright

Education

  • J.D., cum laude—University of Maine School of Law—1989
  • Editor—Maine Law Review
  • B.A., history—Kenyon College—1983

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Maine State Bar Association
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James L. Costello, Attorney

Jim Costello is the Managing Member of the firm and also maintains a practice that focuses on commercial law, real estate, utility law and regulatory litigation. Jim combines his experience as a former independent accountant and as a senior energy, regulatory and transaction attorney to represent businesses on a wide range of legal concerns. He also draws on his unique background to counsel corporate boards and committees on state and federal laws, corporate best practices and communications with outside auditors.

Jim previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with the firm KPMG Peat Marwick, working in both the tax and audit fields, with an emphasis in financial institution audits. He taught accounting at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a course entitled “Accounting for Lawyers” at the University of Maine School of Law. Before joining the firm, Jim served as a law clerk to United States District Judge D. Brock Hornby.

Jim serves on the board of Lift 360. He is a Maine Bar Fellow and has served on a number of non-profit boards and local school volunteer activities, including a past board and executive committee member of the Maine Bar Foundation and the Maine Children’s Museum.

Practice Areas

  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Real Estate

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, first in class—University of Maine School of Law—1991
  • Editor—Maine Law Review
  • Faculty Scholastic Achievement Award
  • West Scholastic Achievement Award in Commercial Law

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association
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Kenneth M. Curtis, Of Counsel

A former two-term Governor of Maine and United States Ambassador to Canada, Ken Curtis is the founding member of Curtis Thaxter and is now Of Counsel to the firm. Governor Curtis has represented clients in energy matters, start-up businesses and international law, particularly Canadian-American law. He worked with Maine, New England, Canadian and other North American companies on regional and inter-governmental affairs. His international practice also included work relating to France, Japan and the Republic of China.

Governor Curtis’ other leadership positions include President of the Maine Maritime Academy from 1986 to 1994, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 to 1978, Chairman of the New England Governors’ Conference from 1969 to 1970 and Chairman of the Environmental Task Force of the National Governors’ Conference in the early 1970’s. He has served on a number of boards and commissions, including the Board of Directors of KeyCorp, Bowater Incorporated, New England Telephone Co., and the Alberta Northeast Gas Limited Advisory Board.

Education

  • J.D.,—University of Maine Law School—1959
  • B.S.,—Maine Maritime Academy—1952
  • Honorary Degrees from a variety of American and Canadian Institutions

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
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Amy N. Devin, Attorney

Amy Devin practices in the areas of real estate, commercial and corporate law, with a particular focus on affordable housing and community redevelopment. She regularly represents developers and lenders in various aspects of the development process including acquisition, financing, permitting, and construction.

Amy lives in Portland and she enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.

Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Real Estate

Education

  • J.D.,—Washington and Lee School of Law
  • B.A., International Studies—Colby College

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Virginia
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Virginia Sate Bar Association
Amy Devin Amy Devin

John Paul Erler, Attorney

Jack Erler represents and lobbies for youth camps across a wide range of concerns. Jack also works with businesses, quasi-public and non-profit entities to solve complex legal problems in corporate, commercial, property taxation, environmental and land use matters. He provides alternative dispute resolution services to individuals, businesses, insurers, governmental and non-profit entities; helping them find fair and legally sound resolutions to disputes.

Jack is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA) and ACA New England. He is the recipient of the ACA New England Community Honor Recognition and the Maine Halsey Gulick Award. Jack has served on the Board of Governors of the Maine Alternative Dispute Resolution Professionals (MADRP), now Maine Association of Mediators (MAM). He is a member of the New England Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. He has served on the Board and as the President of the Board of Directors of the Sacopee Valley Health Center.

Practice Areas

  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Government Affairs and Public Policy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate

Education

  • Advanced Mediation Training—Harvard University—2001
  • J.D., cum laude—University of Connecticut Law School—1968
  • B.A., Psychology—Grinnell College—1961

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Maine Association of Mediators
  • Association of Conflict Resolution, NE Section
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John D. Gleason, Attorney

John Gleason chairs the firm’s Healthcare and Employment Practice Areas. His practice includes the representation of physicians and other health care providers in the organization and operation of their practices, the development of employment and recruitment agreements with practices and hospitals, and the regulatory issues arising from the expansion of practices and their affiliations with other entities. His practice also includes counseling businesses on employment matters, addressing issues ranging from the impact of  federal and state discrimination laws on operational decisions to compliance with wage and hour laws. He appears before Maine agencies on employment matters involving Maine businesses and licensing matters involving Maine physicians.  He also serves as local counsel on employment actions in federal and state court.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as a clerk with United States District Court Judge Edward T. Gignoux.

John currently sits on the Board of Freeport Community Services having served as past President.

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Healthcare

Education

  • J.D.,—University of Pennsylvania—1985
  • B.A., Political Science and Economics—University of Wisconsin (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association, Healthcare and Labor and Employment Sections
  • American Bar Association, Healthcare and Labor and Employment Sections
  • American Health Lawyers Association

Recognitions

  • AV rated in Martindale Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America in Healthcare
  • New England Super Lawyers
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Regan M. Haines, Attorney

Regan Haines’ practice primarily includes bankruptcy, commercial law, real estate transactions, corporate law, and commercial litigation. She has represented both debtors and creditors in business reorganizations and workouts, in Maine and elsewhere. In addition, she has had extensive experience representing municipal governments in land use, zoning, and economic development matters.

Practice Areas

  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Real Estate

Education

  • M.A.,—Edmund S. Muskie Institute of Public Affairs College—1996
  • J.D.,—University of Maine School of Law—1996
  • B.S.,—Boston University—1986

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Courts, District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
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Maureen E. Keegan, Attorney

Maureen Keegan focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, family business transactions and taxation.  She previously practiced as a certified public accountant, and as an associate attorney at the firm of Brann & Isaacson in Lewiston, Maine.  She also has experience as a CFO of various business organizations in the commercial real estate, hospitality and retail industries.

Maureen is a member of the Maine Estate Planning Council, the Trusts and Estates and Federal and State Taxation sections of the Maine State Bar Association, the pro bono panel of the Immigration Legal Advocacy Project in Maine, and the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program.   She is also the Treasurer of the Harraseeket Yacht Club in South Freeport and a member of the Freeport Community Library Board of Trustees.

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Probate

Education

  • Certified Public Accountant——1987
  • J.D.,—University of Maine School of Law—1985
  • B.A.,—Colgate University—1981

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association
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Benjamin M. Leoni, Attorney

Ben Leoni focuses his civil litigation and appellate practice on land use, zoning, municipal and administrative appeals, and general litigation.  Ben has argued on behalf of clients ranging from private landowners and small businesses to large energy corporations before municipal boards, state trial courts, and the Maine Supreme Court.  Ben has a particular interest in land use, zoning, environmental, easement and boundary disputes and has presented before public audiences and at the Maine School of Law on the topics of prescriptive easements, property law, and land use negotiation.

In 2011, Ben was selected by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement as a winner of the Distinguished Legal Writing Awards, which is the highest honor in legal writing in the United States.  He received the award from Justice Sotomayor at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Ben graduated in 2011 from Vermont Law School, magna cum laude, where he served as Head Notes Editor of the Vermont Law Review.  While at Vermont Law, Ben received American Jurisprudence Awards for achieving the highest grade in his class in Torts, Appellate Advocacy, and Trial Practice.  Ben also served as a research assistant to current Dean Marc Mihaly and former Dean Kinvin Wroth.

 

Practice Areas

  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude—Vermont Law School—2011
  • Head Note Editor—Vermont Law Review
  • B.A., Political Science—Bates College—2005

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy – ICL Trustee 2013-2014, Corporate Conservation Council Committee 2013-present;
  • Sail Maine – Corporate Challenge Committee, 2012-present
  • The Northern Forest Center – Programs Committee, 2011-present
  • Volunteer judge, Vermont Law School and Maine School of Law appellate advocacy classes
  • Volunteer – Maine Homeless Legal Project, Volunteer Lawyers Project

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented property owners in Kennebunkport in defeating a multi-million dollar lawsuit instigated by the Town, State, and over 150 other local landowners that sought to take client’s property for public use without compensation through a prescriptive easement.  Almeder v. Town of Kennebunkport, 2014 ME 12.
  • Represented Maine’s second-largest public utility company as amicus curiae before the Maine Supreme Court in vacating an adverse trial court decision regarding utility line-owner liability for personal injuries resulting from contact with utility line.  Central Maine Power Co. v. Devereux Marine, Inc., 2013 ME 37.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of rental car company opposing liability arising from personal injury of passenger in a rental car.  White v. McCann et al., BANSC-CV-14-47 (Order 9/15/14).
  • Represented shoreland property owners in overturning municipal decision permitting neighbor’s activities that infringed on client’s riparian rights.  White v. Town of Naples, AP-12-63 (Order 12/19/13).
  • Obtained a favorable settlement for client in case involving a dispute between partners of a small business.

Publications

  • Resolving Disputes in the Northern Forest: Lessons from the Connecticut and Moosehead Lakes, 35 Vt. L. Rev. 295 (2010)
  • Kennebunkport Missed Collaborative Opportunity in Goose Rocks Beach Dispute, Portland Press Herald, May 27, 2014.
  • Why the Goose Rocks Beach Ruling is Actually Good for Public Access, Seacoast Online, February 27, 2014.

Personal Interests

Ben is an avid backcountry skier who has appeared in five ski movies and numerous ski publications.  Ben’s online webseries Working for the Weekend, which follows Ben’s backcountry skiing excursions throughout the Northeast, received over a hundred thousand views in its first season.  Prior to law school, Ben worked in Alta, Utah in winters, taught sailing in summers, and spent his falls and springs caretaking at backcountry huts in the White Mountains for the Appalachian Mountain Club. Ben lives in Portland which he uses as a base camp for his skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and year-round surfing adventures.

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Charles J. Micoleau, Attorney

Charlie Micoleau oversees the firm’s legislative and public affairs services. A former chief of staff to U.S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie in Washington, D.C., Charlie’s practice encompasses administrative and regulatory law, as well as public issues management. He currently serves as chairman of The Public Affairs Group, the firm’s government relations affiliate serving in the state capitol, Augusta. He represents the firm in SCG Legal of which Curtis Thaxter is a founding member. Today there are 148 members in 92 countries and commercial centers.

During a leave from the firm from 1986 to 1988, Charlie served as Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs for The NutraSweet Company. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing corporate and regulatory affairs in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe and Latin America.

Charlie is Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. He has served as President of the Maine Center for Innovation in Biotechnology and loan review committees of the Maine Technology Institute, a state supported technology investment entity. He is a past president of the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the state’s largest environmental organization.

Practice Areas

  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Government Affairs and Public Policy
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance

Education

  • J.D.,—George Washington University—1977
  • M.A., International Finance—Johns Hopkins University—1965
  • B.A., Government—Bowdoin College—1963

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maine and Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
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Michael B. Peisner, Attorney

Mike Peisner brings to the firm significant experience in money-center financing, general corporate and business planning law. Mike has represented clients in several hundred million dollars of financing, including SEC stock registrations and tax-driven transactions, with a focus on the energy industry.  He has engineered sophisticated corporate reorganizations (including non-profits), handled numerous asset and equity acquisitions, and advised clients of various sizes on business planning matters, including tax and securities issues.

Mike chaired the Maine State Bar Association task force on LLCs, which was instrumental in the passage of the original enabling legislation, and in the passage of subsequent amendments, including inter-species merger and conversion legislation. Before attending law school, he worked as a management auditor for what is now known as the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Mike has served as President of the Jewish Federation of Southern Maine, and presided over its merger with the Jewish Community Center to become the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and as Board President of WinterKids, which helps Maine children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity.

Practice Areas

  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance

Education

  • J.D., cum laude—University of Michigan Law School—1979
  • Articles Editor—Journal of Law Reform
  • B.A., Economics, with high distinction—University of Michigan—1974

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
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Maurice A. Selinger, III, Attorney

Cito Selinger practices in real estate, commercial and corporate law, with an emphasis on affordable housing and community redevelopment. In his affordable housing and community development practice, Cito represents developers, lenders and investors, and is lead counsel to developers of multimillion dollar projects using financing vehicles such as the low income housing tax credit, historic tax credit and New Markets tax credit.

Prior to joining the firm, Cito worked at another large firm in Portland and served as law clerk to former Chief Justice Daniel E. Wathen and the late Justice David A. Nichols of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Cito’s community activities generally relate to housing and social services. He is Curtis Thaxter’s representative to the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition and is the Secretary-Treasurer.  He is a member and past President of the Board of Directors of  Preble Street, and received that organization’s “Board Member of the Year” award in 2007.  Cito has received preservation honor awards from Maine Preservation and Greater Portland Landmarks for his role in landmark redevelopment projects.  In 2003, Cito received the Hope Award from Shalom House, in recognition of his community service in affordable housing for mental health consumers. Cito also served for nine years as a Trustee of the Freeport Historical Society.

Cito was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, ME

 

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance

Education

  • J.D.,—Georgetown University Law Center—1985
  • B.A., English—Bowdoin College—1981

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association

Representative Matters

  • Represented Maine’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing in connection with its acquisition, financing and development of a “Housing First” project that included an emergency shelter, a “safe haven” dormitory and twenty-five apartments in Portland that involved a combination of low income housing tax credits, FedHome subsidies from the State and City of Portland, and Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program direct subsidy.
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition and redevelopment of the former Hathaway Shirt factory in Waterville, Maine, a $35 million project financed with New Markets tax credits and federal and state historic tax credits.
  • Represented a senior leveraged lender in a $25 million financing that included New Markets tax credits and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits for the redevelopment of a large mill in New Market, New Hampshire.
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David P. Silk, Attorney

David Silk regularly practices before municipal and state agencies and in court on such matters as land use, zoning, and environmental matters, property tax issues and State contract bid appeals. He advises individuals, businesses and nonprofits on a wide range of property, membership and contract related issues. David represents individuals and entities on property, probate and estate related issues, including issues arising out of the joint ownership of property, boundary disputes, will contests, easements, adverse possession, title, zoning and riparian access.  He represents clients in alternate dispute forums.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation five-day course on Mediating Disputes.  He serves as mediator in a wide range of land related matters and property tax appeals.

Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Louis Scolnik of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He is peer review rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell for ethical standards and legal ability.

From 1987 until 2004, David served on the City of Portland Board of Assessment Review. From 2004 until 2013, he served on the City of Portland Planning Board. He is a past director of the University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association. He also serves or has served as an officer and director of several non-profit organizations including Housing Initiatives of New England, The Children’s Center, the Falmouth Country Club, Friends of the YWCA, and is a former Trustee of the Stroudwater Village Association.  He coaches or has coached youth soccer, youth baseball and high school swimming and serves as a U.S.A. Swimming official.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate

Education

  • J.D., cum laude—University of Maine School of Law—1985
  • Production Editor—Maine Law Review
  • Faculty Scholastic Achievement Award
  • B.A., Government—Colby College—1981

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Edward T. Gignoux Inn of Court (1993-1997)
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Robert E. Stevens, Attorney

Bob Stevens chairs the firm’s Real Estate Practice Area. He is experienced in the acquisition, financing, development and/or sales of various types of properties including pulp and paper mills, timberlands, manufacturing and office buildings, shopping centers, government assisted housing projects, hydro power, natural gas and biomass stand alone and co-generation energy production facilities, wind power developments and electric power transmission corridors. Bob  particularly enjoys negotiating specially tailored title insurance coverage for clients. Bob’s general corporate practice includes formation of and on-going services to all types of legal entities in many economic sectors including cellular transmission. His business regulatory work includes licensing and regulation of life, accident and health, and title insurance companies, health maintenance organizations and lenders.

Bob was a partner in the Chicago law firm of Lord, Bissell & Brook before moving to Maine in 1975 to help found the firm.

Bob has chaired various Town of Freeport boards and committees including the Planning Board, Board of Appeals, Town Council and he served as Freeport’s delegate to the Economic Development Council of The Greater Portland Council of Governments and was a representative from the Senate District to the Maine Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Committee.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance

Education

  • J.D.,—University of Chicago Law School—1963
  • B.A., Political Science—Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences—1960

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
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Sidney St. F. Thaxter, Attorney

Pete Thaxter chairs the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group. For more than thirty years, he has led the estate planning group and has also focused on business succession and traditional estate planning.  He continues to represent beachfront and other property owners in protecting their property from claims of neighbors.  In the landmark Moody Beach and Goose Rocks Beach cases, he helped protect the landowners from claims by the towns and neighbors.

Pete has worked with multiple generations of the firm’s clients and their families to help them with family business issues, succession planning and their estates.

Pete has served on the Portland School Committee, Portland Charter Commission, the Maine Community Foundation, the Greater Portland Chambers of Commerce as Chair, the Portland Historical Preservation Committee, as Chairman & Vice Chair, the Board Network, and Lift 360 as Chair (formerly the Institute for Civic Leadership).

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Litigation and Administrative Law

Education

  • Reginald Huber Smith Fellow Attorney——1972-1975
  • J.D.,—Boston College Law School—1972
  • B.A.,—Middlebury College—1967
  • Supply Officer—U.S. Navy—1968-1972

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Maine
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Maine State Bar Association (former Governor)
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
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Patricia A. Eltman, Public Affairs Group

As a veteran political strategist, Pat brings a wealth of experience and energy to Public Affairs Group (PAG), having served as the Director of the Maine Office of Tourism and Chief of Staff to several Speakers of the Maine House of Representatives.  Pat has directed and been involved with numerous national, state and local elections and many referenda.  Pat knows how to get results.

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Joseph R. Mackey, Public Affairs Group

Joe has more than thirty years of experience in and around the Maine Legislature and working with state agencies. He served as legal counsel to the President of the Maine Senate and was the Chief Lobbyist and Assistant Director of the Maine State Employees Association. From 1983 to 1987 he had a general practice of law in Portland. He has extensive experience in policy areas encompassing taxation, health care, insurance, employment, transportation, telecommunications, food industry, school financing and environmental affairs.

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