Martha E. Greene ("Meg") is a partner whose practice is devoted to sophisticated estate planning, charitable giving and estate and trust administration. Her representation includes the preparation of wills and trusts and the related specialties of asset protection, life insurance, retirement and family real estate planning, elder law, and litigation in these areas. Meg has developed an expertise in business succession planning, including the use of limited liability companies, buy-sell agreements and ESOPs to accomplish client objectives. She also assists clients in implementing significant charitable giving plans, including the formation and operation of private family foundations as well as the creative use of donor advised funds. Meg has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Trusts and Estates (2012 - 2014), and has also been named a New England Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers (2012 - 2013). Meg was honored as a 2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Trusts & Estates by Martindale-Hubbell. She also serves on the firm's Management Committee.
Bowdoin College (B.A., magna cum laude, Honors in Economics, 1976); University of Maine School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1983). Managing Editor, Maine Law Review (1982 - 1983).
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; Member, Maine Estate Planning Council.
COMMITTEES & BOARDS
Maine Uniform Trust Code Committee (2004 - 2005). Maine Probate Rules Committee (2005 - 2010). Maine Probate and Trust Law Advisory Committee (2010). Maine Probate Code Review Committee (2011-2012). John T. Gorman Foundation, Board of Directors (2001 - Present); Managing Director (2001 – 2011). Maine Philanthropy Center, Board of Directors (2007 – 2013, Vice Chair, 2009 – 2010, Chair, 2011).
BAR ADMISSIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Maine (1983); U.S. District Court, District of Maine. Maine State (Trusts and Estates Section) and American (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section) Bar Associations.
Family Wealth Transfer, Nonprofit and Charitable Giving, Contested Trusts and Estates
Also: Wills, Trusts, Probate, Planning for Incapacity, Pre and Post Marital Agreements