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With 32 years of experience, ATTORNEY EDMUND R. FOLSOM concentrates in criminal and OUI defense. As a former Deputy District Attorney, former board member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and recipient of MACDL’s 2013 President’s Award, he knows that being charged with any criminal offense is a frightening experience. Defendants need to know their rights under the law and act to protect them immediately – before memories fade, evidence is lost or witnesses disappear.
As a trial lawyer, adjunct professor at UMaine Law, and author of two books used extensively by other Maine attorneys (“Maine OUI Law” and “Maine Driver’s License Suspensions, Revocations and Related Offenses”) Ed’s philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as the case progresses. Areas of interest include OUI & motor vehicle offenses, domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, weapons violations, drug offenses, theft, robbery and burglary. He defends both adults & juveniles at the trial & appellate levels. Your initial consultation is at no charge.
25 Pool Street, Biddeford ME
Attorneys Verne E. Paradie, Jr., Adam Sherman, Nicholas S. Worden (former Prosecutor), Heather S. Walker, Ed Rabasco, Patrick Nickerson & Jennifer Michaelis at PARADIE, SHERMAN, WALKER & WORDEN take the extra step, working closely with their clients to resolve the matters entrusted to them.
The firm’s attorneys concentrate their legal practice in personal injury, injuries due to adverse reactions to vaccinations (Guillain-Barré Syndrome or GBS and other injuries), medical malpractice, social security disability, worker’s compensation OUI, criminal defense, and family law (divorce, custody, maintenance, division of property, post-judgment modifications). They have years of combined experience, including years of trial experience and provide confidential and informative consultations, as well as effective legal representation to meet each client’s personal needs. The attorneys are dedicated to helping clients resolve their matters in an expeditious and favourable manner. They have chosen to practice in a small firm setting because they are committed to delivering quality legal services. Each attorney will work closely and personally with you to understand your concerns and to achieve the best results.
217 Main Street, #400, Lewiston ME
Solo practitioners working as co-mediators Beth Myers at SBK MEDIATION, INC (soon to be The Roundtable Group, Inc.) and Michael Boyd are dedicated to providing innovative dispute resolution services to clients seeking to resolve difficult disputes.
In six years, Beth has assisted hundreds of divorcing couples, individuals, and organizations reach mutually agreed solutions to seemingly intractable differences. In over 30 years as an attorney, Michael has assisted parties with commercial, employment, real-estate, transactional & complex business matters. As co-mediators, Beth and Michael’s experience in business, negotiation & conflict management, combined with strategic thinking, leadership and communication skills, place this duo on the high demand list. With the goal of out-of-court solutions, they are available to assist in resolving disputes concerning divorce and family related issues, startup & small business leadership challenges, succession planning, money matters, and complex interpersonal conflicts. The benefits of mediation include client’s self determined outcomes, avoiding or mitigating court-connected options, cost-effectiveness, time savings, reduced stress, improved communication, and more positive/productive relationships or closure.
(207) 504-2496; Boston (781)383-8400
Offices in Portland ME and Boston MA
ATTORNEY PETER W. EVANS concentrates his practice in the intricacies of domestic & family law and criminal defense. His areas of concentration include divorce, custody, visitation, maintenance, child support and equitable asset distribution. His services also include representation in criminal defense issues including all felonies, misdemeanors & appeals, as well as international abduction cases (Hague Convention) and protection from abuse cases.
Peter works closely with each client in investigating, analyzing, strategizing and advocating their interests. His legal fee is intentionally straightforward and reasonable to the wide spectrum of clients he serves. With 27 years of experience, Peter believes he presents a sensitive, caring, comprehensive and tough approach to his practice of law. He emphasizes that one of the hardest parts of divorce litigation & criminal defense is knowing when to fight and when to settle. With his background & experience, his keen ability to exercise good judgment makes a real difference.
75 Pearl Street, 2nd Fl, Portland ME
Attorneys Margaret C. Lavoie and Alicia Cushing at LAVOIE LAW have helped hundreds of people with matrimonial & family law issues. They understand the effects of emotional, financial & physical abuse and how to stand up to bullying. If a criminal protective order or family restraining order is needed, they will be with you all of the way. They know how to look for hidden assets and are not satisfied until full financial disclosure is made. If an issue cannot be settled amicably, both attorneys are fully prepared to fight for their clients in court.
As a mother & daughter legal team, Margaret & Alicia will personally represent you throughout your divorce & post-divorce matters including child support, maintenance, custody & visitation, domestic violence, divorce mediation, reference (private judging), restraining orders, property settlements, estate planning and simple wills. At Lavoie Law, you get the personal attention you deserve. Your paperwork will never get lost; your calls will never be ignored. Experience does make the difference.
215 Commercial Street, Portland ME
With 25 years of experience, ATTORNEY ELIZABETH STOUT has assisted families & individuals by offering confidential and affordable solutions, focused family law services & divorce mediation, and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem. She is also the Executive Director of the Maine Community Law Center, which is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to providing legal services to Mainers of modest means.
Elizabeth notes that mediation is beneficial for family law matters such as custody, parenting, property & finances and any dispute that may arise after the divorce is over. Often faster & much less expensive than litigation, mediation (and collaborative law) puts you in control of the decisions which affect your family & your future. Elizabeth’s approach to mediation is collaborative, in that she helps the parties understand the interests of both parties & their children, with the goal of reaching a mutually acceptable agreement for all involved. If litigation is required, Elizabeth is also comfortable prosecuting or defending a case.
75 Pearl Street, #470, Portland ME
Attorney Robert M. Raftice, Jr. at the Southern Maine Elder Law Center, a division of AINSWORTH THELIN & RAFTICE, PA provides affordable, caring and effective legal services in estate planning & elder law, and estate & trust administration. He endeavors to have long-term relationships with his clients as a trusted advisor, providing a lifetime of guidance and protection.
With 24 years of experience, Bob’s services include estate & trust administration; estate planning, including wills, trusts & powers of attorney; elder law, including guardianships & conservatorships, special needs trusts & disability planning; nursing home planning (MaineCare planning) and estate & probate litigation. Whether it involves planning for a disabled child or other individual with special needs, planning for incapacity, elder law matters, handling an estate, or asset protection, his goal is to listen to your concerns and serve as a comprehensive advisor & advocate in assisting you in making tough life decisions & actions. Bob encourages everyone to prepare an estate plan now for life’s unexpected twists and turns. House, nursing home, hospital & work calls are available.
7 Ocean Street, South Portland ME
Attorneys Susan E. Hunter and Alex M. Chaiken at HUNTERCHAIKEN, LLC are dedicated to offering clients the best choices available in estate planning, living trusts and probate. They have 45 years of combined experience in recommending plans they believe best suit your personal and professional needs. They believe that whether a person has a large or modest estate, he/she wants to be in control of their finances during his/her lifetime and then provide for loved ones.
Susan & Alex’s services include estate planning which consists of the preparation of trusts & wills, health care proxies & disability planning, Title XIX applications and preparing prenuptial agreements. They offer these services with an eye towards saving tax dollars, legal fees and court costs. The attorneys earn the status of a trusted advisor on legal and financial matters by establishing a plan that protects the client, family and their assets. In the event of the client’s incapacity and disability the plan prepares to transfer assets to loved ones upon their death.
75 Pearl Street, #420, Portland ME
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ATTORNEY LISA J. FRIEDLANDER has 24 years of experience in the highly emotional and intricate issues involving domestic relations and family law. She is thorough and aggressive in her preparation of a case, always seeking a reasonable divorce settlement with cost-effective services. Striving for personalized services, she is the only person you will deal with at her office.
Lisa explains that the discovery process of a divorce proceeding assists both parties in understanding information that is necessary and appropriate for asset evaluation, income & support needs and a multitude of related issues. The resolution stage of a divorce can include custody issues & visitation, equitable distribution of assets, family debt, maintenance, child support, education, etc. She is also frequently asked to help enforce post-judgement agreements, ranging from collection of child support, maintenance, property settlements, custody or visitation rights or the modification of a judgement. Her general practice includes adoptions, wills & trusts, probate, estate planning and elder law. Visit:
Since 2004, the attorneys at FAIRFIELD & ASSOCIATES, PA have tirelessly assisted the people of York, Cumberland & Sagadahoc Counties with an array of legal services including adult and juvenile criminal law, divorce/parental rights and responsibilities and civil matters. With offices in Lyman, Portland, Kennebunk and Brunswick, the attorneys at Fairfield & Associates, PA are committed to Maine values and the concerns facing local communities.
The attorneys at Fairfield & Associates, PA share a combined 140+ years of experience. Amy L. Fairfield has created Maine’s dream team of attorneys who believe in everyone’s fundamental right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “We genuinely care about our clients, working diligently and collaboratively to handcraft solutions for each of our client’s needs and goals, whether big or small.” The attorneys collaborate with each other, listening to their clients and those around them. They take a holistic look at each client’s needs and provide end-results that are beneficial to their clients. At Fairfield & Associates PA, when you hire an attorney, you get the whole team.
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ATTORNEY GARY W. LIBBY takes an active and personal interest in each domestic & family law case he represents. With the complexity of today’s divorce laws and the legal process involved in interpreting those laws, the trust we place in those individuals representing us is established from experienced legal counsel. Gary firmly believes that when you need an attorney, you need to have confidence in the professionals who handle your case.
Concentrating in divorce & child custody, the issues of legal separation, child support, property, maintenance and adoptions are handled by Gary thoroughly and promptly. He has 42 years of experience and explains that when dealing with the complexities of your legal rights, your legal counsel and representation is of the utmost importance. Gary believes he can provide you with the assurance that you seek. Let his skill and his experience in divorce & child custody represent you. His general practice includes small businesses & start-ups, incorporations, LLCs, contracts, wills, estate planning, probate & real estate.
477 Congress St, #418, Portland ME
Serving all faiths & cultures, A.T. HUTCHINS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES is prepared to handle any service that your family may have with openness and understanding. Whether traditional, cremation, or specific cultural funeral practices, A.T. Hutchins will help you design a service that best meets your family’s needs. Possessing many years of experience, the staff continually displays the legacy of caring and compassionate service. The most effective service is one that will accurately reflect the life of the deceased in a way that will help surviving family members celebrate their loved ones’ life. A.T. Hutchins will coordinate every detail for you, giving you more time to concentrate on family and friends.
A.T. Hutchins offers many options of personally-tailored funeral services. Regardless of the services selected, families can rest assured that they will provide the respect and professionalism that your family needs and expect. Their facility will allow them to serve your families better with larger capacity rooms and ample on-site parking.
660 Brighton Ave, Portland ME
As Maine’s pre-eminent creators of elegantly designed concrete, STONECRAFT®– ICONIC CONCRETE has never served two clients who are exactly the same; it follows then, that they are not not interested in creating two pieces that are exactly the same.
Owner Scott Chasse works with customers to create unique, beautiful, versatile, durable, high functioning, maturing products that can be uniquely and intimately enjoyed in spaces throughout your home or business. StoneCraft® concrete is heat & scratch-resistant and lightweight. If you can conceptualize your dream kitchen or bath, Scott and his team will work with you to make it a reality.Iconic Creations include fireplace surrounds, hearths & mantels, custom concrete fire pits, outdoor furniture kitchens & bars as well as custom polished concrete floors. By combining current technology and detailed craftsmanship, StoneCraft® is pleased, every day, to bring you something that is steeped in architectural history; has endless design and color opportunity; is environmentally sustainable, price-competitive and finally, will reside only with you.
643 Main Street, Gorham ME
When looking for exceptional attorneys, choose LEGAL-EASE. Legal-Ease is a full service law firm conveniently located near the Maine Mall, offering walk-in service and is open 7-days-a-week from 8AM to 8PM (11AM-5PM on Sundays). The attorneys at Legal-Ease are some of the best in Maine. Legal-Ease represents businesses in addition to individuals.
Legal-Ease’s practice areas include business law, employment law, discrimination & wrongful discharge lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, automobile accident lawsuits, medical malpractice lawsuits, criminal defense, wills, trusts & estate planning, real estate transactions, divorce & custody, protective orders, evictions, and virtually all other legal matters. Legal-Ease has an established reputation for aggressive, exceptional, and effective legal representation. Legal-Ease is the law firm you can trust. Advice-only sessions only $99!
198 Maine Mall Road, South Portland ME
In the heart of every problem lies its solution. People spend enormous amounts of time and energy searching for answers outside themselves when the true answers lie within. ANTOINETTE HARRINGTON, PSY.D, at The Counseling Center & Spurwink Affiliate Practices takes a creative approach to everyday challenges, and the more difficult interpersonal questions, transforming problems into doorways to compassion, insight and healthy relationships.
Dr. Harrington offers developmentally sensitive and trauma informed individual, family & couples counseling for physical, sexual, emotional abuse, PTSD, personal growth, family & marriage conflicts, grief & loss, life/health crisis, school/ work issues, anxiety, depression & more. She employs brief, evidence-based treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, time-limited dynamic psychotherapy, play therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy & mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Dr. Harrington also consults for colleagues, parents, schools, agencies & pediatric practices. Training and workshops for Trauma-Focused CBT, child & adolescent trauma, PTSD and mindfulness and relaxation are also available.
16 Lincoln Street, #C, Brunswick ME
When you travel for pleasure, the travel agency you use can make a difference by adding touches of special amenities you will savor as cherished memories. Owner Gayle Hichborn at BLISSFUL HONEYMOONS & DESTINATION WEDDINGS offers a personalized touch that has been lost with all the online travel sites. Gayle will create the destination wedding, honeymoon or adventure travel package you have always dreamed of. Her goal is to get to know you as a couple, figure out what your dream vision of a honeymoon, destination wedding or adventure trip looks like, and make that come true!
Blissful Honeymoons & Destination Weddings provides assistance with insurance protection, passport & visa applications, inoculation procedures and other foreign travel requirements. Gayle visits many of the resorts and destinations to offer you first-hand information on the location & amenities. For honeymoons and destination wedding groups, she researches and secures the best travel package pricing in addition to finding any complimentary honeymoon and wedding “extras”! Blissful Honeymoons is partnered with some of the most well-known brands and destinations, including Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti, Caribbean & Mexico. V
Cumberland Foreside, ME
From discerning persons or businesses planning a private or corporate function, to individuals seeking to express themselves, nothing adds more enrichment than music. And no instrument is more beloved than the grand piano. JOYCE MOULTON ~ PIANIST is a Yarmouth, Maine-based classically trained pianist offering a range of performance services and expert piano instruction. A professional musician for more than 30 years, Joyce offers a wide musical repertoire to suit a variety of tastes. If your location does not include a piano, Joyce will be happy to bring her own state-of-the-art, 88-key electric piano. Background music can be mixed in short sets from a wide range of categories, including jazz standards, Broadway show tunes, 20s-40s hits, or the timeless beauty of the classical piano literature. Simply decide what atmosphere you would like to create and describe the audience that will be attending, and Joyce will suggest many time-tested ways to entertain your group and please your guests.
247 Portland Street, Yarmouth ME
Founded in 2001, ELITE ALL STARS OF MAINE is the most affordable competitive cheerleading program in the state! They offer competitive & noncompetitive teams for all abilities and ages. Their staffs’ character and integrity continues to provide the positive influence and individual attention that their students need. Their focus on proper technique and progressions pushes their athletes to the forefront of their sport.
Elite All Stars offers several programs including tumbling classes, vacation and summer camps, Rec cheer, 1/2 Season Teamsand the National award winning Elite All Stars of Maine Cheer Teams. Summer Tumble, Cheer & Stunt camp runs from June 21st to July 16th. Summer Tumbling Classes goes from July 13th to August 25th. There is also an Open Evaluation on June 26th from 5pm-8pm. Whether you want to learn the basics of tumbling or you desire to compete at a local or national level, we would love for you to join our family and call Elite All Stars of Maine home!
73-A Bradley Drive, Westbrook ME
It’s all about how we view the world. In this day and age of complexity and technology, the demand for competent multimedia services becomes paramount. Owner Josh Swan and his team at MEDIA NORTHEAST bring a wealth of knowledge and aptitude to every project and put their talents and state-of-the-art equipment to work for you. They feature complete multimedia services, from the smallest production to the largest. The group’s strength lies in providing a unique customer experience, tailoring each video directly to the consumer with a creative, storytelling approach for an authentic handcrafted video.
Media Northeast offers a complete media package that addresses all aspects of video production work, including web & social media videography, broadcast TV, corporate video production, commercial and promotional videos, legal depositions, as well as aerial photography and videography. Not only do they ask targeted questions to really get to know you, but they take the time to understand your needs during pre-production. This leads to a better, and more enjoyable,video shoot.
27 Spruce Land, Hollis Center, ME
It’s all about effective training. THE LANDING SCHOOL provides unrivaled training for yacht design, wooden boatbuilding, composite boatbuilding & marine systems. Whether you want a job in the marine industry, to own and maintain your own boat, purchase and restore a boat, do woodworking around your home or aspire to build your own fine furniture, the skills you acquire at The Landing School will follow you home after work and continue to add value to your life.
At The Landing School, not only will you receive unrivaled technical training, you will also have the opportunity to receive mentoring, industry-related guidance, and academic support to aid you in your studies and job search. As a Landing School student (and continuing as an alumnus/alumna) you will have access to our web-based Job Board. The Landing School Job Board allows you to apply for a diversity of yacht design jobs,marine systems jobs, and boat building jobs that they receive and update every week, providing you with unparalleled access to leading employers in the marine industry.
286 River Road, Arundel ME
Music is harmony, in more ways than one. Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Jean Strazdes, SEAGLASS PERFORMING ARTS & SEAGLASS CHORALE is a non-auditioned adult choral group of 50-60 voices that has established itself as a voice to be heard! The chorale represents some 20 southern Maine communities and regularly performs throughout the area (including Merrill Auditorium), as well as internationally. Seaglass Chorale has traveled to Europe twice, performing in Rome, Venice, Innsbruck & Budapest, and will be performing in Ireland in 2017. Their choristers have also proudly led the musical prelude at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The uniqueness of Seaglass events stems not only from the quality of its performances and the generous response of the community, but from its demonstrated connectivity to the community through its benefit concerts. Benefiting organizations include Habitat for Humanity, St. Thomas School in Sanford, Sanford/ Springvale Food Pantry, York County Shelters, Wells Historical Society, Noble High School, Child Abuse Prevention Council & many others. The chorale is also called upon in celebration of diverse community events.
PO Box 265, Kennebunk ME
KATE LOWRY DESIGNS offers an innovative design service to tastefully enhance living and working space in a functional, efficient and creative way. Kate creates exceptional designs that compliment her clients’ needs, personalities and budgets. Her experience in space planning and aesthetic design utilizing the CAD system, makes rooms come alive. Her real estate staging services allow properties to stand out significantly from their competition, increasing the chances of selling more quickly and for more money. Kate offers a full array of rental inventory allowing vacant properties to “pop”. She was hired by HGTV to furnish a home on “Vacation House for Free” last year with her carefully selected inventory.
Kate Lowry Designs’ areas of expertise include real estate staging, interior design and renovating, downsizing & photo styling. Kate has become an expert in the area of downsizing, speaking frequently to audiences around the state. Kate will work with you to develop a floor plan that will compliment your tastes and lifestyle while providing maximum operational efficiency.
Serving Greater Portland, Mid-Coast
& Southern Maine
This is the perfect time of year to shop for gas & wood heating products. Family owned & operated, EMBERS STOVES & FIREPLACES sells wood, pellet and gas stoves, fireplaces and inserts according to your lifestyle needs, not according to what they have in inventory! They have products from JOTUL, Mendota, Kozy Heat, Enviro, Valor, and much more. Come to their showroom and have a conversation with owners Ernie Stanhope & Peggy Brown.
Embers Stoves & Fireplaces also has an outdoor living line of product from fire tables to wood fire pits and patio heaters. They always have seasonal specials and love it when customers browse through their store. Knowledgeable & friendly staff members await your questions. As a full-service company, they maintain everything they sell. Flexible financing & gift certificates (great for Father’s Day!) are also available. Begin saving money by contacting Ernie or Peggy.
581 Main Street, South Portland ME
PROACTIVE RESOURCES DESIGN, INC. is a full-service marketing agency offering turnkey marketing & advertising strategy, PR support, graphic design, corporate identity, business development, event planning and Web planning & implementation.
PRD has helped many businesses sharpen their brand, refine their materials & present a strong consistent image. They offer affordable design services for websites, business cards, logos, stationery, brochures, print ads and e-blasts. Visit their website for a complete list of services, starting rates and portfolio of client work.
• F. Lee Bailey
• Harvard Law School
• Boston University
• Christian Science Church
• Cisco Systems
• Cushman & Wakefield
• Deloitte & Touche
• Dun & Bradstreet
• Embry-Little Aeronautical University
• Habitat for Humanity
• Jackson Lewis, LLP
• Make a Wish Foundation
• McGladrey, LLP
• Rhode Island Hospital
• Stetson University of Law
• University of North Carolina
• University of Pittsburgh
• Yale University
• Real Estate
• Mental Health
• Social Services
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