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Smilie Gregg Rogers

Estate planning Attorney at York, ME

5.0   15 reviews
  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 7 years
    Massachusetts - MA 13 years
    Maine - ME 17 years
    Washington - WA 23 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State ME
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Smilie

Learn Smilie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    35%

    13 years

  2. Estate planning
    35%
    Sophisticated tax as well as basic estate planning, including the preparation of revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney and health care directives.

    20 years

  3. Probate
    25%
    Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire Probate and Trust administration.

    20 years

  4. Tax
    5%

    23 years

My legal focus is dedicated to estate planning, elder law, trust planning, and taxation, and always has been.  Brennan & Rogers, PLLC is committed to excellence and compassionate client care.  We look forward to working with new clients. I carry licenses in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We have offices in Maine in York and Kennebunk.

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Location

Brennan & Rogers, PLLC
279 York Street
P O Box 467
York, ME, 03909
Brennan & Rogers, PLLC
2 Storer Street, #111
Kennebunk, ME, 04043
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review for Similie Rogers
We were very pleased with the time, the care and explanations that Smilie used to help us create a new will, power of attorney, and a trust fund. He and the staff always seem willing to take the time to call back when we have more questions after our meetings. I feel very fortunate that a New Hamphire lawyer recommended the firm and that our first time to need their services was such a pleasant experience. I look forward to working with them in the future!
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Posted by Scott | November 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Smilie Rogers
Although I didn't hire Mr Rogers, he did return both my calls, was prompt and extremely courteous, telling me he was not an expert regarding my question. I am very impressed with him and with your service I'm sure I will use it again. Sincerely, Scott McNeil
Posted by Sharon | March 15, 2013
Recommend Strongly
I would enthusiastically recommend Smilie! I was very pleased with the estate planning services provided which included my will, healthcare directive, trusts etc... Smilie really listened to my unique situation / estate planning wishes and designed a comprehensive plan for me.
Posted by Tom | June 28, 2012
Client centered lawyer
Smilie Rogers provided an on-line interview that streamlined the work, saving time & money. He educated me about my need for a process rather than a static document. With his wife, Mary Brennan an elder care attorney, he showed me and my wife the advantages of remaining flexible within a framework that guaranteed our needs would be met. My only concern is that he seems to shortchange himself in his billing! By my records he didn't bill for 2 hours of work.
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Posted by Barbara | June 21, 2012
Trustworthy
We can't recommend Smilie enough. We were very busy during the time we were working with him but Smilie was patient with our delays and followed up when we were ready. Smilie is a great find.
Posted by Barbara | May 2, 2011
Expert Work
Smilie is a balance of eagerness and grounded in his desire to be of service to my husband and I in our Estate Planning. On a personal venture he made sure that my interests were well protected. His conscientiousness around his billing practices are above and beyond any lawyer with whom I have worked. And, I have worked with many over the years.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2011
Excellent Experience!
My experience with Smilie’s services was a positive one and he maintained a professional, courteous and respectful demeanor at all times. He was responsive, available and kept me informed of what was needed to process my business needs. I was referred to Smilie by another lawyer to handle the tax aspects of the settling of my Mothers will. He came highly recommended and I have not been disappointed with his services. He has been most helpful with the many aspects of tax filing that is needed with the death of a person. I felt confident that I was getting the best information and that it was done quickly /accurately for my needs. He made a difficult situation more bearable with his efficient and professional manner. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good lawyer.
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Posted by JRG | February 25, 2011
Clean Experience
Went to Smilie to put in place my will, revocable trust and health care documents. I liked that Smilie had a background in taxes. The service was efficient and the price was within what I had budgeted.
Posted by Dale | February 24, 2011
Probate made patatable...
My wife and I contacted Mr. Rogers with probate needs. His demeanor, professionalism, and expertise made the experience considerably more tolerable then we had anticipated. Mr. Rogers answered all our questions in a timely fashion and in a manner that we could readily understand. We genuinely appreciated his help and guidance!
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Posted by Kelly | February 24, 2011
The Best in Town
I cannot overemphasize what a tremendous help Attorney Smilie Rogers of York, Maine has been to me in recent legal discussions. While I am not sure of the total time he invested on my behalf, I do know that it was significant and he had my best interests at heart.My case was complicated and Atty. Rogers fully understood how to deal with it.
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Posted by David | February 24, 2011
An Excellent Attorney [and nice person to boot!]
As a now-retired lawyer, I sought Smilie's guidence in regard to several trust and real estate issues. He quickly assessed the issues and immediately provided guidence through these legal thickets. He also later researched several questions and provided timely and helpful additional information. Plus, he has a very nice demeanor and dealing with him was a pleasure.
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Posted by Leslie | September 14, 2010
A pleasure to work with.
When I first met Smilie, I knew I had come to the right place. He’s easy to talk to and extremely thoughtful. And he has that rare ability to put a client at ease instantly. When I was dealing with a sticky issue regarding my elderly father, Smilie put extraordinary thought into offering a number of ways to approach the problem. The support staff in the office are equally personable, which is always a sign of a well-run practice.
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Posted by Adrienne | June 21, 2010
Excellent attorney
He is very knowledgable in trusts, wills, and the differences between them. He also provided excellent advice in preparing a living will for me. I have already recommended him to a friend!
Posted by Carol & Dave | May 6, 2010
In the middle of a project with Smilie
Immediately after meeting Smilie my husband and I knew we had chosen well. He had superior expertise in his field and he made us feel very comfortable with the process. He explained everything, made informative suggestions and offered alternatives as necessary. Smilie is very professional, personable and pays attention to detail. Our documents arrived as promised, 2 weeks after our meeting. When I called his office, if he was with another client, I received a prompt return call.
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Posted by Rich | May 5, 2010
Smilie Rogers
Smilie helped my elderly mother get her affairs in order as her health started to decline. He helped her set up effective home care, living will, power of attorney, and her will. He went out of his way numerous times to work with the sporadic ups and downs she was experiencing at the time. He is thoughtful, helpful, and fast; and I recommend him to anyone looking for a competent lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Brennan & Rogers, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Law Office of Smilie G. Rogers, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Associate
  • York Law, LLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate attorney
  • Bergen & Parkinson, LLC
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate attorney
  • Yates Cambell & Yates (now Yates, Cambell & Hoeg), LLP
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Attorney advisor
  • United States Tax Court
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Legal Masters
  • 2001
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Oregon
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • New England Estate Planning, LLC (https://newenglandestateplanning.com/)
  • Founding Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • South Berwick ZBA
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council of York County
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Best of the SeaCoast - Best Law Firm
  • Seacoast Media Group
  • 2022
  • Best of the SeaCoast - Best Law Firm
  • Seacoast Media Group
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Kennebunk Rotary
  • 2009
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Kennebunk Rotary
  • 2008
  • Order of the Coif
  • Oregon Charpter of the Order of the Coif
  • 2000
  • The Spirit of America - Volunteer Award
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2000
  • Estate Planning Program Statement of Completion
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2000
  • Pro Bono Certificate Program Statement of Completion
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • 2000
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Tax Planning For Trusts and Estates
  • Estate Tax Planning Considerations and Federal Estate Tax Return
  • 2013
  • Essentials for Solo and Small Firm Practitioners
  • Going Solo
  • 2012
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Advance Health Care Directives, Qualifed Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTS) and Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATS)
  • 2010
  • Sophisticated Probate Techniques
  • Funding formulas for trusts; tax return compliance issues; fiduciary compliance topics
  • 2010
  • Basic Estate Planning Issues For Grandparents
  • Basic Estate Planning
  • 2010
  • Top Ten Estate Planning Techniques
  • Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts ("GRATS"); Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRTS); and Health Care Directives
  • 2009
  • Basic Estate and Probate Planning
  • Basic Estate and Probate Planning
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Smilie
Tax Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smilie is highly professional and a wonderful resource. He is careful and thorough in his explanations and always takes the time to answer questions."
Trusts Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the pleasure of working together with Smilie and his wife, Mary Kathryn, on a Trust Administration matter. I found Smilie to be professional, smart, and caring. His legal analysis was thorough and reliable, and he had our common client's interests at the forefront of every discussion and decision. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Smilie again in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. He is superb lawyer who gives excellent and timely service while being respectful of costs to the client. His work product is unsurpassed."
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Smilie Rogers is one of the brightest and most gifted attorneys I have ever known. His attention to detail and knowledge of the substantive law in his field of practice is second to none."
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smilie is a very smart lawyer who I have used for my clients' estate planning needs. I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the law and its application to the difficult issues that arise in his area of expertise. I will use him again and have recommended him to clients and friends."
Estate planning Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is a very thoughtful, detail oriented attorney. Very much enjoyed working with him."
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