Arthur (A.J.) Greif

Arthur J. Greif, is a shareholder and president of Gilbert & Greif, P.A. He is a 1977 cum laude graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Law Review. He has previously practiced in both Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Denver, Colorado, and has been a member of the Maine Bar since 1982. He has tried over 200 criminal and civil matters to a jury verdict and has argued almost 100 appeals before the Maine Supreme Court and the Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. As a civil trial attorney he has achieved plaintiff’s verdicts in excess of $100,000.00 twenty-six times. Three of those twenty-six verdicts have exceeded $1 million. As a criminal defense attorney, he has won 13 of the 14 felonies he has defended. Bicycling is his passion and he and his wife, Donna Karlson, have bicycled together on four continents and now look forward to annual two and a half week rides in September through either the Alps or the Pyrenees. His passion as a lawyer is to make a difference in the lives of his clients.

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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