Practice Areas: How Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. Can Help You
Choose Our Firm to Assist You in Any Legal Matter
Throughout diverse practice areas, we know that our clients come to our
firm with a common goal: exceptional results oriented legal services in
a cost effective manner. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we have been proudly
representing clients throughout the state of Maine for
more than 60 years.
Experience, knowledge and professionalism often lead to success in law.
However, at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we require more of our lawyers.
With our energy and effort, we set the standard of excellence in the legal
community. We pride ourselves in blending that work ethic with experience
and intellect in order to deliver successful outcomes to our clients.
How Our Maine Attorneys Plan to Help You Reach Your Legal Goals
There is no case too large or case too small for the attorneys at Shaheen
& Gordon, PA. We take your need for legal representation seriously.
Every member of our firm understands the sense of urgency necessary to
respond to legal issues that have a profound impact on your life. The
legal team at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. applies tenacity and creativity
to secure results.
Full-Service Firm Catering to Your Needs
Business and Corporate Law
To run a business in Maine means to confront a range of critical legal
issues. We pride ourselves on our ability to respond to them. From business
start up to dissolution, we tailor our advice to business clients in a
way that accounts for the rhythms of our communities and creates a platform
for businesses to thrive. We assist clients to form corporate entities,
manage shareholder relations, create contracts, respond to employment
and labor issues, address creditors' rights, and navigate state and
federal regulatory matters. Our litigation team stands ready to respond
when business disputes arise. With roots in the community, we understand
that business advice must reflect the climate of our Maine communities
and calls for an individualized approach to suit the client's respective industry.
Corporate Law and Internal Investigations
We represent individuals, entities, companies, corporate boards, committees,
and other business professionals in compliance, regulatory matters, internal
investigations and fraud investigations at the state and federal level.
Our depth of practice areas allows us to apply a comprehensive approach
to corporate fraud and internal investigations. Drawing on our experience
in white collar defense, employment law, corporate governance and litigation,
we assist clients to navigate matters before federal and state courts
and regulatory agencies as well as state securities, banking and insurance
departments. We understand the impact that internal and fraud investigations
can have on the parties involved and fashion a response with the goal
of safeguarding the long term business interests of our clients.
Our criminal defense lawyers defend individuals and entities charged with
criminal offenses in State and Federal court. Nothing can be more frightening
to our clients and their families than facing a criminal charge. The consequences
can be grave. Criminal convictions can result in incarceration, a criminal
record, registry obligations, job loss and have a fracturing impact on
families. Our criminal defense team includes former prosecutors at the
state and federal level and seasoned criminal defense attorneys. With
this experience as a backdrop, our criminal defense lawyers pour over
discovery materials in order to identify constitutional and factual defenses
to criminal charges. We regularly litigate search and seizure issues,
Miranda violations, mental health defenses and scientific issues in our
cases. We have established relationships with scientific and mental health
experts to assist in evaluating issues common to criminal cases. We regularly
utilize investigators to uncover facts that police and prosecutors left
behind. Our criminal defense attorneys pride themselves on pre-trial litigation
and trial preparation and find that diligently preparing for trial in
court often creates opportunities to resolve cases prior to trial. Our
criminal lawyers understand that creating opportunities to resolve criminal
cases often manages the draconian consequences of criminal charges. We
also understand that not all criminal cases resolve in satisfactory plea
bargains. When negotiations fail, our criminal defense team prides itself
on its trial work, regularly securing not guilty verdicts for clients
after trial. We apply this philosophy no matter the charge our clients
face. From garden variety motor vehicle matters to misdemeanors to major
felony offenses, our criminal lawyers understand how the prosecutors prepare
criminal cases and apply that knowledge to defending them. We seek to
safeguard your liberty, protect your criminal record and preserve your future.
Divorce and Family Law
Family law cases are deeply personal, often impacting parenting, property
and financial matters. Effective family law representation requires patience
and perseverance. We work with our clients to understand their goals,
shape a strategy aimed at achieving them and pride ourselves on communicating
with our clients every step of the way. Our Maine divorce and family lawyers
have handled all types of family-related disputes and legal matters, including
divorce, custody disputes, child support and alimony, high net worth divorces,
property division, guardianship, adoption, grandparent rights, paternal
rights, maternal rights, prenuptial agreements and others. We appreciate
the intersection between family law and our other practice areas and have
the depth to address the real estate, financial planning and tax issues
that commonly surface in family law cases. Our family law team appreciates
the emotion that often characterizes issues that relate to custody, property
and financial matters and apply clarity of thought and legal experience
to assist clients to navigate them. Our family law team is ready to work
with you to manage the difficult issues implicated by divorce and family
law cases and realize the future that you envisioned for you and your family.
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represents both employers and employees in
legal matters arising out of the workplace. We apply proactive strategies
to manage a number of employment issues, including labor disputes, discrimination,
sexual harassment, retaliation, and other claims related to violations
of public policy, state laws, and federal regulations. Whether you are
an employer seeking to establish policies to manage employee matters in
the work place or an employee that has been the victim of unfair employment
or labor practices, our team of Maine employment lawyers regularly advises
clients on employment issues and is ready to do so for you or your business.
Identifying client goals and executing a detail oriented plan to achieve
them is the hallmark of Shaheen & Gordon's estate planning practice.
Our Maine estate planning lawyers work with clients to safeguard their
assets, plan for their future and nurture the interests of generations
to come. Our lawyers work with clients to create estate plans, identify
and minimize tax implications, safeguard property rights and trouble shoot
transitional issues in life and after death. With a command of wills,
trusts and estate planning, our lawyers work to safeguard your intentions
for the disposition of wealth and property. We also regularly respond
to family members that find themselves in the midst of disputes that relate
to contested wills and probate matters. Our litigators often team with
our estate planning lawyers to avoid conflict and to address it when it
arises. We work with individuals and businesses to ensure seamless succession
planning with an eye toward protecting assets for the next generation to enjoy.
In civil and criminal cases, our Maine litigation team relies on a comprehensive
approach to addressing the threat of courtroom conflict. Our battle tested
trial attorneys understand that courtroom success requires effective case
management from the start. Effective litigation requires managing discovery
to gather facts, thorough research and motion writing, the latest in courtroom
presentation technology and a strategy to achieve client objectives. Today's
litigator must have the flexibility to charge hard in court and the touch
to consider alternative methods for dispute resolution. Communicating
with our clients and creating a team that is responsive to the needs of
our clients is at the heart of our litigation philosophy. We steward our
clients through contested matters in state and federal court as well as
in arbitrations and mediations. We cherish the attorney-client relationship,
safeguard client confidences and educate clients regarding the risk and
reward of varied litigation strategies. We pride ourselves on our written
work and our court room advocacy, understanding that persuasive advocacy
requires both. We are proud of the high profile cases that we have litigated
through successfully through trial, but understand that courtroom victory
is not the only measure of success. We work with clients to assess the
cost and benefits of contested litigation, develop plans for effective
negotiation to resolve conflict and stand ready to present our cases in
court when that becomes necessary. We look forward to working with you
no matter the size and scope of the project. From complicated commercial
litigation to straightforward and minor matters, our litigation team is
focused on outcome oriented solutions to achieve client objectives.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including
arbitration, are playing an increasingly important role in resolving legal
disputes. Our Maine lawyers have earned a reputation as skillful, effective
mediators who are frequently successful in achieving satisfactory resolutions
between opposing parties. They are known and respected for being fair
to all sides and their willingness to be persistent and work hard to resolve
even the most difficult and complex cases. They have successfully mediated
a wide variety of cases, including business, construction, employment,
personal injury, insurance, medical malpractice, divorce, probate and
elder law, and real estate. Because of their extensive litigation experience
and reputation for being impartial, they are often asked to serve as arbitrators
by other lawyers and referees by the Courts.
When litigating cases for individuals and businesses, our Maine attorneys
educate our clients on the benefits of mediation and arbitration as an
alternative to courtroom litigation. The nuances of considering alternative
dispute resolution options to address legal disputes are important to
understand. From selecting an appropriate mediator or arbitrator to persuasive
presentation in settings outside of court, our lawyers thoroughly explore
with clients the cost and time savings that can be achieved by using alternative
dispute resolution to address business, contract, employment and family
law disputes. Even when it seems impossible, our Maine lawyers work hard
to resolve even the most vigorously contested cases by finding amicable
solutions through alternative dispute resolution that address client concerns
in a cost effective way.
Steeped in tradition and governed by concerned citizens, Maine's small
towns, seaside hamlets and larger cities have a wonderful rhythm all their
own. Our Maine lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout
the state as they navigate local zoning, business development, planning,
and other municipal matters. We assist clients to establish lasting partnerships
with local government officials and municipal entities in order to realize
opportunity to grow and thrive in the communities where we live and work.
No one expects to get in an accident. If you have been involved in a serious
accident due to someone else's negligence, our Maine personal injury
lawyers are ready to help. Injuries lead to medical expenses, lost wages,
pain and suffering and can reshape our clients' dreams for the future.
Our personal injury team works with our clients to evaluate the circumstances
surrounding an accident, identify those responsible, investigate the facts
and establish a plan for recovery. We have worked with families grieving
the loss of a loved one or struggling to survive lost income due to injury.
Our personal injury team works with our clients to absorb the stress of
an unanticipated accident, handle the legal difficulties and complexities
of unpaid medical bills and insurance coverage, explain the process and
formulate a strategy to compensate our clients for what they have lost.
We have established relationships with experts and investigators and build
cases in a way that maximizes the recovery for our injured clients. We
are uniquely proud of our ability to try personal injury cases in court,
but also apply alternative dispute resolution where sensible to achieve
our clients' objectives. We seek justice for victims, financial security
for those have suffered a disruption due to an injury or wrongful death
and are proud of our track record of success. We seek to vindicate the
interests of those injured in motor vehicle accidents, work place mishaps,
premises liability and due to defective products as well as under a myriad
of other circumstances. If you have questions regarding your injury or
that of a loved one, our Maine personal injury team is ready to assist
you to understand your rights.
Real Estate Law
Maine's real estate market is dynamic, blending the history of our
ocean front communities with the opportunity of a high tech economy. Our
Maine real estate attorneys are ready to assist you with any commercial
or residential real estate purchase, sale, lease or sublease. The issues
common to Maine real estate are engaging -- from rights of ways to ocean
access, our residential real estate attorneys are accustomed to the issues
which arise in our communities and seek to safeguard your interests when
making real estate investment decisions. We also assist clients in commercial
real estate transactions, structuring the purchase of commercial property,
tending to business matters relating to such acquisitions, addressing
landlord/tenant issues, and advising clients on leases and subleases and
local zoning and planning matters. Our real estate attorneys are prepared
to guide you through all matters regarding your residential or commercial
real estate purchase, sale, or lease.
Trademark and Copyright Laws (Intellectual Property)
Ownership of one's intellectual property can serve a critical role
in the success of established individuals, start-up companies, corporations,
and creative artists alike. In an effort to safeguard some of your most
valuable assets, creations, or ideas, our Trademark attorneys can help
determine availability and eligibility for trademarking or copyrighting
for your Maine business.
Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability
Have you been seriously injured at the workplace? Has your injury caused
you to suffer temporary or permanent disability? If so, our Maine personal
injury lawyers are ready to help you get the legal assistance that you
need to recover. Through the protection of workers' compensation laws,
we can help you obtain Workers' Compensation or Social Security Disability
(SSD) benefits after your work-related accident.
Proven results. Professional reputation. Discuss your case with us today!
Our Maine attorneys are rooted in their communities, have decades of experience
and share the philosophy of working with clients to identify their goals
and applying energy and intellect to achieve them. As one of
the fastest growing law firms in Northern New England, we understand that our success is attributable to one thing – client
satisfaction. We are honored to be the choice for legal representation
for clients throughout Maine.
We have earned our reputation by delivering results for our clients in
a cost effective manner. We seek to empower our clients with information,
fashion result oriented strategies and take pride in assisting our clients
tend to legal matters large and small.
If you would like to speak with us about your case,
contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.