Brent A. Singer, Attorney at Law, Rudman Winchell
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    Brent A. Singer

    Senior Counsel

    Biography


    In his 26 years of practice, Brent A. Singer, Attorney at Law, has assisted or taken the lead in over one hundred employment cases dealing with allegations by former or current employees of civil rights violations under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and the Maine Human Rights Act, as well as several ERISA cases involving employee benefit plans. Brent was the principal author of the petition for writ of certiorari and briefs before the United States Supreme Court in the first case that the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear interpreting the ADA. He has advised clients regularly on issues concerning the termination, or potential termination, of employees; he drafts and reviews employment contracts on behalf of both employers and professional employees; and he has advised both employers and employees on the enforceability and effect of non-compete agreements.

    Brent A. Singer has worked extensively through the years with nonprofit organizations assisting them in developing charters and bylaws, entity formation, compliance with   fiduciary obligations, complying with employee benefit laws and regulations, and advising them on certain federal income tax issues relating to federal tax exemption, as well as state property and sales tax exemption issues.

    In his corporate practice, Brent regularly assists buyers and sellers in corporate transactions involving the sale of businesses, either through the transfer of assets or stock.  Brent also assists clients in the formation of corporations and limited liability companies, and the preparation of organizational and governing documents for such businesses.

    In his appellate practice, Brent has written numerous briefs for cases before the Maine Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and he has appeared many times before those
    courts. He has also drafted and argued hundreds of summary judgment and other dispositive and non-dispositive motions in both Maine state and Maine’s federal courts.

    Representative cases in which Brent A. Singer, Attorney at Law, was principally responsible for briefing (and also for oral argument, where indicated) include:

    Bragdon v. Abbott, 118 S. Ct. 2196 (1998)
    Voisine v. Berube, 2011 ME 137 (2011) (oral argument)
    Pastula v. Lane Construction Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74199 (D. Me. 2006)
    City of Bangor v. Penobscot County, 2005 ME 35 (2005) (oral argument)
    Beaver Plant Operations, Inc. v. Herman, 223 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2000) (oral argument)
    Jordan v. Hawker Dayton, 62 F.3d 29 (1st Cir. 1995) (oral argument)

    Hearts with Hait v. Kendrick, 856 F.3d 1 (2017) (oral argument)

    ERISA cases: Cases
    Ballesteros v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., 497 F. Supp.2d 1 (D. Me. 2007)
    Ballesteros v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., 463 F. Supp.2d 97 (D. Me. 2006)
    Sidou v. UnumProvident Corp., 245 F. Supp.2d 207 (D. Me. 2003)
    Harvey v. Machigonne Benefits Administrators, 122 F. Supp.2d 179 (D. Me. 2000)
    McGlaughlin v. Reynolds, 886 F. Supp. 902 (D. Me. 1995)

    For nearly ten years, Brent served on the Board of Directors of the Housing Foundation, which has its principal offices in Orono, Maine. The Housing Foundation owns and/or manages approximately 600 units of residential, affordable housing in several cities and towns, including Orono. Brent also served in the past on the Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Orono.

    Brent A. Singer was born in Denver, Colorado. He earned a B.A. with distinction, an M.A., and a Ph.D from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to entering law school, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Maine. Brent is a graduate of Harvard Law School, cum laude, where he was a member of Harvard’s 1991 Ames Moot Court championship team. He served as Law Clerk to Justice George E. Lohr of the Colorado Supreme Court before joining Rudman Winchell in 1993.

    Brent works out regularly at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on the campus of the University of Maine, he is an avid golfer, and a Denver Broncos fan who attended every Broncos home game from the time he was four years old until he moved to Maine in 1987.

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    2010 and 2011 Chambers USA Guide Leading Individual

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    Nara Leavitt
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