Rudman Winchell and KMA HR Consulting Team up for March 31 Lunch and Learn

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

Join Rudman Winchell attorneys Anne-Marie Storey & Matthew Cobb for a dynamic Lunch and Learn to be sure you are prepared for common issues that arise as we move toward better weather.    You will leave the session better equipped with real life examples & how to handle the following:  Best practices around vacation pay […]

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An Act to Ensure a Continuing Home Court for Cases Involving Children

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Caitlyn S. Smith

When two separate court systems are involved, with each having a crucial role regarding the well being of a child, it is an understatement to say that the potential for problems exist. Until recently, when the State removed a child from a home because he or she was in danger, the Family Division of Maine’s […]

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Is Debt or Equity Financing Better for My Business?

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Jonathan P. Bench

            Recently a client sent me a contract from a “hard money” lender. This lender was willing to lend my client $150,000 at an interest rate of over 20%. Upon the lender’s granting the loan, the loan principal would jump from $150,000 to $225,000. These loan terms were considered within […]

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Conservation Easements

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Cynthia Mehnert

You are a landowner with a parcel of land that you do not want to see developed, what do you do to protect it?  You might protect the land by putting restrictions in the deed when the property is sold.  However, what if you don’t want to sell the property, but would like to protect […]

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The Police Never Read Me My Rights: That Means I Win, Right?

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Joshua Randlett

If you’ve ever watched an episode or two of Cops or Law and Order, you can probably recite the Miranda warnings by memory.  The well-known refrain generally[1] goes as follows: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the […]

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By Rudman Winchell Attorney Erik Stumpfel

The Town of Stockton Springs, a Rudman Winchell client, was successful in a recent Law Court case challenging the result of a municipal dangerous building proceeding. Appellant Holly Beal owns a home in Stockton Springs.  Following neighbor complaints, a code enforcement officer inspection and unsuccessful discussions with Ms. Beal, the Town initiated a dangerous building […]

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Rudman Winchell Attorney Allison A. Economy Elected a Partner at the Firm

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

Rudman Winchell, Counselors at Law in Bangor, Maine is proud to announce that Allison A. Economy has been elected as a Partner at the firm. Allison focuses her practice on litigation and creditors’ rights matters. She has handled a wide variety of cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, ranging from disagreements between business partners […]

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Gifting Powers in Financial Powers of Attorney

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Rachel M. Trafton

A financial power of attorney (also called durable power of attorney or general power of attorney) is an important part of your estate plan. If you become incapacitated and are unable to act and make decisions for yourself, a financial power of attorney authorizes another individual to act for you. In the document, you are […]

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The Cash Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees Will Rise from $3.75 to $5.00 per hour Effective on January 7, 2017

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Frank T. McGuire

  Referendum Question 4, approved by Maine voters in November, raised the Maine minimum wage to $9.00 per hour, effective on January 7, 2017.  It also enacted a series of changes to the tip credit and minimum cash wages to tipped employees, the first of which will also go into effect on January 7, 2017. […]

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The 2015 Amendments to Mandatory Shoreland Zoning and How They Impact the Expansion of a Non-Conforming Use

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Katie R. Foster

The Legislature adopted the Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act in 1971.  The current law requires municipalities to establish land use controls for all “shoreland areas” defined as:  “areas within 250 feet of the normal high-water line of any great pond, river or saltwater body, within 250 feet of the upland edge of a coastal wetland, within […]

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