Estate Planning And Bankruptcy Law Firm

Comprehensive experience makes a difference in any legal matter, as many issues often overlap. Filing bankruptcy will undoubtedly affect your estate planning documents. Small businesses struggling with mortgage payments may need help with both real estate and debt relief.

With more than 30 years of experience as a trusted Maine attorney, I help my clients recognize and address problems quickly and conclusively so litigation and heavy financial burdens can be prevented through strategic legal actions.

My law firm, Jeffrey P. White and Associates, P.C., represents clients in Lewiston-Auburn, Portland and surrounding areas of Maine in a variety of legal issues, including:

  • Bankruptcy: Depending upon your unique financial situation, bankruptcy can serve as a means for having unsecured debts discharged. I help individuals and businesses with Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy to lift the burden of creditor harassment and begin the process of rebuilding a stable financial record with lending institutions.
  • Estate planning: Asset protection and planning for your future health care and financial needs begin with estate planning. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to questions of "Who will care for my loved ones?", "Who will make decisions for my long-term care when I no longer can?" and "How will my estate be divided?" I provide clear information about wills, trusts and other documents to help my clients make strategic and favorable decisions.
  • Small business representation: From formation to business dissolution, every successful commercial enterprise is founded on thorough planning and counsel regarding personal and professional liabilities. I help small businesses throughout Maine consider crucial legal elements that help their organizations grow and thrive.
  • Real estate: For most people, real estate is their highest valued asset. This means real estate contracts carry a great deal of financial risk as well. I work with people through every stage of real estate transactions to draft, review and negotiate contracts and prevent complex disputes and litigation when possible.
  • Nonprofit representation: Every nonprofit organization must have business know-how to succeed, as well as a strong legal foundation to stand on. I work with nonprofits through initial formation, tax law issues, and various ongoing legal advisory needs.
  • Tax law: Any change in your personal or professional financial interests will change the outlook on your tax filing status and your potential for tax debt. I help my clients consider important details that minimize their tax liabilities and protect them from making detrimental decisions in bankruptcy, real estate, business formation and nonprofit management.

Schedule a consultation with my office online or by telephone at 207-689-2111 (toll free 888-351-8426) to speak directly with a lawyer who can help.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.