• 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

    Intoxication As A Defense?

    Self-induced intoxication is unavailable as a defense to a crime where the culpable mental state is recklessness. Self-induced intoxication is available as a defense where the culpable state...

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Questions and Answers

Q: What is the Difference between a Living Will and a Living Trust?

A: A “Living Will” is a document that describes you wishes regarding life support if you are ever in a terminal condition or irreversible coma (think Terri Schiavo). As mentioned above, a “Living... (Read More)

Q: How Do I Reduce or Eliminate Estate Taxes

A: For married grantors, the estate tax liability, which would otherwise be due at the death of the survivor, can be greatly reduced or completely eliminated by proper planning. This planning can... (Read More)

Q: Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?

A: Most of us spend a considerable amount of time and energy in our lives accumulating wealth. With this, there comes a time to preserve wealth both for your enjoyment and for future generations... (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

Edward L. Zelmanow

Clark & Howell’s most recent addition, Attorney Edward Zelmanow arrives with an impressive resume. Edward is a native New Yorker and has worked on the legislative staff of U.S. Congressman Benjamin Gilman.  After law school he relocated to Maine.  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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