A significant amount of my practice is in the area of landlord/tenant law representing numerous landlords in forcible entry and detainer (eviction) actions as well as collections, discrimination claims, and drafting of leases and related documents. I am routinely in a number of local District courts for eviction hearings and I am able to reduce client costs by apportioning my time amongst clients. I have also represented tenants on a number of occasions, assisting them in obatining return of security deposits, defending against unwarranted evictions, and dealing with habitability and discrimination issues related to their housing. I have authored numerous articles on landlord/tenant issues and authored Maine Landlord/Tenant Statutes and Commentaries, a bi-annual compilation of all Maine statutes relating to the landlord/tenant field, along with comments as to their applicability. This is still published by my former employer, with updates to my original work.
I am also available to help clients with wills, trusts, deeds and contract issues.
|Attorney||Shankman and Associates||1988 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maine Apartment Association||Legal Liaison||2015 - Present|
|National Apartment Association||Maine Legal Counsel||2008 - Present|
|Maine Real Estate Managers Association||Associate Member||2007 - Present|
|Maine State Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|New England School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Westfield State College (Westfield)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
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