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Succession Planning Basics


June 29, 2017
By Peter Plumb

For many baby boomers, the time is fast approaching when crucial decisions need to be made about passing on, or selling, the family business. Equally important in many circumstances is the appropriate planning surrounding family-held real estate, whether it be … | MORE


WHAT IS MY COMPANY WORTH?


June 15, 2017
By John Lightbody

Many business owners want to know “What is my company worth?” Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. The minimum value of any business is its liquidation value – the amount that would be received if all assets were sold and … | MORE


Using an LLC to keep the family cottage in the family


June 2, 2017
By Drew A. Anderson

The treasured family cottage, cabin or camp is a place where memories are created and special family bonding takes place year after year. Owners often wish to create a legacy by passing this family jewel on to their children and … | MORE


Footprints on the Shore: Waterfront Home Expansion Rules Update


May 1, 2017
By John Bannon

Footprints on the Shore: Waterfront Home Expansion Rules Update John C. Bannon, Partner, Chair, Environmental & Land Use Practice Group Are you lucky enough to own a waterfront home that is grandfathered from the normal minimum setback from the normal … | MORE


Stacey Neumann – New Partner in the Firm


April 17, 2017
By Peter Murray

Murray Plumb & Murray welcomes Stacey Neumann as partner Murray Plumb & Murray is delighted to welcome Stacey Neumann to partnership in the firm. Stacey joined the firm in 2013, bringing with her an impressive background of experience. Throughout her … | MORE


Supreme Court provides guidance on when parents need to exhaust IDEA procedures


April 6, 2017
By Richard O'Meara

Supreme Court provides guidance on when parents need to exhaust IDEA procedures Richard  L. O’Meara, Partner, Chair Education Law Group, Murray Plumb & Murray  The Supreme Court has provided guidance to parents seeking to vindicate the rights of their children … | MORE


Trademarks and Service Marks for Small Businesses


March 28, 2017
By Timothy H. Boulette

Trademarks and service marks are an important consideration for anyone setting up a new business. Here are a few of the things you might want to know if you’re just getting started or are not yet well known. Part I … | MORE


Children eligible for special education impacted by the Supreme Court decision


March 27, 2017
By Richard O'Meara

Children eligible for special education impacted by the Supreme Court decision supporting “appropriately ambitious” Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Richard  L. O’Meara, Partner, Chair Education Law Group, Murray Plumb & Murray For the first time in 35 years, the U.S. Supreme … | MORE


Tips for the unwary: How to maintain Limited Liability Company protection


March 6, 2017
By Drew A. Anderson

Tips for the unwary: How to maintain Limited Liability Company protection Drew A. Anderson, Partner and Managing Director, Murray Plumb & Murray You’ve taken the important step of establishing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) for your business or real estate … | MORE


Murray Plumb & Murray launches new TV ad campaign


November 15, 2016
By Drew A. Anderson

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new TV ad campaign designed to communicate the essence of our firm and service to clients. The ads feature Partner Michael Traister and Attorney Amy Phalon providing their perspectives on how Murray Plumb & Murray helps clients succeed. | MORE


Parental Gender at Heart of Supreme Court Citizenship Case


November 2, 2016
By Stacey D. Neumann

The question the Supreme Court will consider on November 9, 2016, is whether it is a violation of the United States Constitution for the citizenship of a child born to unmarried parents to differ based on the gender of a parent. As it stands now, U.S. law makes it more difficult for children of U.S. citizen fathers than children of U.S. citizen mothers to obtain derivative citizenship when the child is born abroad. The Supreme Court will decide whether this is constitutional. | MORE


Ranked Choice Voting and What It Means


October 7, 2016
By Timothy H. Boulette

This November, Mainers will have the opportunity to vote whether to adopt what is known as “ranked choice voting.”
Question 5 on the ballot reads as follows:

“Do you want to allow voters to rank their choices of candidates in elections for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, State Senate, and State Representative, and to have ballots counted at the state level in multiple rounds in which last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by majority?”

If adopted by Maine voters, this new law would, in theory, prevent a situation in which a candidate wins a state election with less than a majority of the vote. For example, | MORE