Municipal Zoning & School Law

Gilbert & Greif, P.A. represents a number of towns and several special use districts on a wide range of municipal issues:

  • Taxation
  • Employment
  • Waste disposal
  • Eminent domain
  • Land use and zoning

We serve both as counselors and advocates, rendering proactive compliance advice, but also vigorously representing our clients in courts and before administrative bodies, including the Maine Board of Property Tax Review, the Public Utilities Commission, and the Maine Board of Environmental Protection. We have experience in zoning and land use matters, both in terms of advising Planning and Zoning Boards of Appeal in the towns we represent, and appearing before similar boards on behalf of clients in towns we don’t represent. Charlie Gilbert is a long time member of the Maine Council of School Board Attorneys, and has represented school districts, administrators and teachers on a number of issues.


Maine Law Blog

Advocacy Beyond the Courtroom

A prominent Maine business publication recently released its annual “lists” issue. It gave lists of the largest employers, largest financial institutions, largest woman owned businesses, etc. It also listed the largest Maine law firms. Not surprisingly, we were not listed. One list did catch our attention. It listed the forty largest Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for the year. Of the forty largest loans, Gilbert & Greif, P.A. had been counsel to the borrower in two of those transactions. So, even though we are way too small to be on the “largest law firm” list, we represented 5% of the largest SBA borrowers in the state. Our practice encompasses many substantive areas of the law, but we are always happy and proud to work with small Maine businesses to assist them in acquiring the financial backing they need to sustain themselves and grow in our great state of Maine.

2014 to mark Gilbert & Greif, P.A.'s 30th anniversary

In 1984, Peggy Gilbert hung out her shingle, and commenced the private practice of law in a small office on Harlow Street in Bangor.  While women were beginning to come to the bar in ever increasing numbers, not many undertook to start and run their own practice.

Spring is Annual Report Filing season here at Gilbert & Greif!

Every year at this time we remind our many corporate clients that the June 1st filing deadline is fast approaching and their Corporate Clerk, Charlie Gilbert, needs to know of any changes in the corporate structure