Transactional & Business Law

We are pleased to represent clients in transactional matters involving their small business or personal affairs. Partner Avery Day leads this work, offering services in all of the general practice categories below:

Estate Planning / Trust and Estate Administration

Proper planning is the best insurance. We can help you plan for an uncertain future by working with you to prepare an estate plan that meets your needs, or assisting families as they probate wills and administer trusts. Specific services include:

Planning
Estate planning, gift planning, and transfer of family-owned property and businesses
Drafting
Drafting wills, codicils, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives
Probate

Probate of estates and preparation of estate and fiduciary tax returns

If you have encountered an issue or suspect there might be fraudulent activity occurring with an existing power of attorney, will, or trust you are involved in, we can help there as well. Partner Dan Stevens is an expert litigator who specializes in will, trust, and power of attorney litigation, balancing the need to prevail on your behalf with an appreciation of the larger, often sensitive and emotional, context.

Real Estate Law

If you’re buying or selling property in Maine, we are available to assist and represent your interests as needed at various points in the process. These include:

deed preparation

Assisting sellers with preparation of deeds

title services

Assisting buyers with examining titles

contract drafting, attorney review, and negotiations
Drafting and reviewing real estate-related contracts, including residential and commercial leases and offers to purchase real estate.
Contract performance and resolving real estate disputes
we can help you enforce contract terms as well as assist with lease terminations, evictions, boundary disputes, property damage claims, and other issues. See our real estate and commercial litigation page for more details on these services.

Business Law

Are you starting, growing, or selling a business? We can help you take care of various legal and administrative responsibilities, including:

deciding upon and creating a business entity

We can help you decide which business entity makes the most sense legally and financially and assist with forming  any number of entities including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

document preparation and filing

This includes preparing and reviewing contracts, purchase agreements, articles of incorporation, bylaws, annual reports, and other legal documents central to your business. We also provide corporate clerk and registered agent services.

business transactions

Including assistance with the purchase and/or sale of a business.

Contact Stevens & Day, LLP

82 Winthrop St.,
Augusta, ME 04330

207-430-3288

207-624-0399

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