Erik M.P. Black

Erik received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law in 2010, where he was a Production Editor of the Maine Law Review and published a case note, Roy v. Bath Iron Works: Three Different Perspectives on an Unfortunate Situation, 61 Me. L. Rev. 552 (2009). Prior to law school, Erik received a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and named the Eugene Mawhinney Outstanding Senior in Political Science. After being admitted to the Maine Bar, Erik returned to Bangor and became a solo practitioner until he joined the firm in 2012.

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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