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I believe in preventing problems for your business before they start.  Here's a hard but true fact:  Litigation -- that is, going to court -- is the worst possible way to resolve a dispute.  It places unnecessary financial stress on your business.  Perhaps as important, it can put considerable emotional stress on you, the owner, when you should be focused on building your business.  Stated simply: when it comes to litigation, you have better things to do.


I view my job as finding win-win solutions for your business.  Together, we'll assess your business’s needs and find the right path forward, and we’ll do it in a way that helps you build relationships, not tear them down.


I'm interested in helping you get what your business needs to grow and thrive.  Just getting started?  Which is better for you: a corporation or a limited liability company? Do you want to lease space for your business, or does it make more sense to own?  What kind of lease should you enter into?  How should you structure the ownership of real estate for your business in a tax efficient way? Do you need a term loan for the purchase or real estate or equipment?  How about a line of credit? Do you need to bring in new investors or partners in order to build your business?  How can you protect your business’s branding, trademarks, and other intellectual property?  These are just some of the questions that I can help you with.


The secret to avoiding costly litigation is to analyze your risk and find ways to manage those risks.  That is the essence of what a good business attorney should do for you.  Whether it’s working with landlords, tenants, buyers, or sellers of property, bankers or borrowers, or anyone else with which your business may deal, I’ve always understood that my job is to protect you from unnecessary risk while still making the deal happen.  Let’s work together and help your business thrive.



Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    14 years
  2. Banking: 20%
    14 years
  3. Securities Offerings: 10%
    14 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    14 years
  5. Trademark Application: 10%
    14 years



Hourly ($270/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Justin D. Leblanc

    I have known Tim for over 15 years. He is hardworking, thorough and careful. He is a pleasure to work with.


    Justin Leblanc Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas L. Douglas

    I worked with Tim for 8 years at his current firm and was fortunate to collaborate with him on several legal matters. Tim is an excellent, effective lawyer. His knowledge of Maine law is remarkable, and he has the real world savvy to obtain results for his clients in difficult situations. Tim is one of the 'good guys' and a real pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend Tim to potential clients without reservation.


    Thomas Douglas Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

75 Pearl St.
Portland, ME, 04101


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMurray Plumb & Murray2000 - Present
Law ClerkMaine Supreme Judicial Court1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maine Real Estate & Development AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Cumberland County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Portland Regional Chamber of CommerceMember2000 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Maine Bar Journal“Pay-To-Play” in the Municipal Bond Market: Is a New Model Rule of Professional Conduct Necessary?1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Key Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in MaineEstate Planning for Incapacity; Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning2005
How to Draft Wills and Trusts in MaineFundamental Principles of Will Drafting; Ethics and Estate Planning; Planning Methods to Control Medical Treatment2004