• Real Estate

    Real Estate Law

    Buying a home? You are being asked to understand and sign documents affecting your finances for up to 30 years. Doesn’t it make sense to have someone represent your interests? Avoid the heartbreak of a lifelong mistake for a relatively small fee.

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  • Civil & Criminal Litigation

    Civil & Criminal Litigation

    Going to court should be your last resort but if you need assistance with a divorce, property dispute, criminal defense or any other legal matter, then you need someone with the requisite knowledge and skills to obtain the best possible resolution. Do not leave your future to chance.

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  • Estate Planning

    Estate Planning

    Estate Planning is often perceived as only for the wealthy, but everyone benefits from appropriate estate planning. You can prevent confusion and disappointment at the time of your death with clear directives in your will.

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  • Incorporation

    Business Law

    What’s in a name? The better question might be, “What is the appropriate corporate structure?” The right corporate structure can minimize liabilities and taxes. Hiring an experienced corporate lawyer is not a business expense. It’s an investment.

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  • Clark & Howell Maine Attorney Blog

    Latest Blog Post

    Evicting a Tenant

    At Clark & Howell we represent both landlords and tenants in eviction matters.  The legal process in Maine for evicting a person from a residential or commercial property is known as “forcible entry...

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Questions and Answers

Q: Do I Need a Lawyer for a DUI Case?

A: You should hire a lawyer if anyone was injured or killed as a result of your DUI arrest; or you have several DUI’s; or your paycheck is based on keeping your license. Keep in mind Attorney... (Read More)

Q: Do I Need a Lawyer to Incorporate My Business?

A: It all depends.  Do you understand the tax implications of a C-Corp, an S-Corp, an LLC?  Are there partners involved?  Is this a start up or are you purchasing an existing company?   ... (Read More)

Q: Can I Transfer Real Estate into a Living Trust?

A: Yes. In most cases real estate should be transferred into your Trust. Otherwise, upon your death, depending on how you hold the title, there will be a probate in every state in which you hold... (Read More)

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The Attorneys

Jeffery J. Clark

Attorney Jeffery J. Clark’s practice includes all facets of residential and commercial real estate transactions including title search, escrow services and title insurance. He also advises hundreds of small and medium size businesses on appropriate incorporation and business law practices. In addition, Attorney Clark advises in areas of estate law and planning. Learn More

Matthew W. Howell

Attorney Matthew W. Howell focuses on civil litigation and criminal defense. Specifically, attorney Howell focuses on handling cases involving personal injury and driving under the influence. He also advises on divorce and family matters and he provides counsel in the areas of contract, construction, land dispute, and landlord/tenant issues. Learn More

Josef P. Winkler

Clark & Howell’s most recent addition, Attorney Josef Winkler arrives with an impressive resume. Joe was an editorial contributor to Dean Dessent’s book “Bridging the Gap between Law School and the Practice”. He also wrote a law review article titled You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best! The Current Direct-to-Consumer Prescription Drug Advertising Dilemma, 26 Biotechnology L.Rep. 331 (2007) was published in the Biotechnology Law Report. As a result of the article, Joe was presented with the Award for Academic Excellence. Learn More

Maine Real Estate Law

Dozens of Southern Maine real estate agents recognize the value of a flawless real estate closing and it’s why they recommend Attorney Jeffery J. Clark. You get a real estate lawyer with years of experience and thousands of real estate contracts, real estate closings and real estate transfers under his belt.

You can be assured all facets of your residential and commercial real estate transactions will be handled impeccably. Services include: Title Search, Title Examination, Title Insurance, Drafting and Negotiating of Real Estate Contracts, Preparation of Loan Closing Documents, Real Estate Closing and Escrow Services.

Rely on Attorney Clark's years of experience in Maine real estate law to guide you through one of the most important transactions of your life. 

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Criminal Defense

When you’ve been charged with a felony, misdemeanor or civil violation Attorney Howell will help you defend your rights. His experience includes:

  • Defending Maine OUI violations (Drunk Driving)
  • Defending Felony charges
  • Defending Misdemeanor charges

Being charged with a crime is a serious event, and in addition to possible fines and/or jail time, a criminal conviction can also have an adverse impact on your education, career and basic civil rights. 

Attorney Howell is not only familiar with Maine’s criminal rules and laws, but he is also a skilled negotiator who can guide you to a successful resolution of your case. 

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