Covid 19 Update at Gilbert Law Offices

No one can claim the Covid 19 pandemic is behind us but after a few months of lockdown and quarantine there are more data points from which people can draw conclusions about how to move forward. During these months we have remained in touch with our clients, old and new, and honed our skills for getting work out from home, conducting meetings, mediations, depositions and even court appearances via Zoom and other platforms. Courts are slowly beginning to ramp up. We have even been to nursing homes. Although our front door is still locked, with a new doorbell installed, we are seeing clients in the office when indicated and by appointment. Masks and social distancing are observed and hand sanitizer is close by.

Our prime concern is still the health and safety of clients, staff, and others with whom we deal. Yet legal problems are important and need to be addressed. We want to continue to help our clients deal with those problems. To be sure, there are fewer face-to-face meetings than there were before the pandemic but we have filled the gap with old and new technologies, supported by our dedicated and hardworking staff. Although we have occasionally had to turn on the answering machine our goal is to have a live person answer your call, ready to listen to what you need.

On the medical side there have been alarming reports that, because of Covid 19, people have neglected to deal with other emergent health issues, sometimes with very bad consequences. Failing to timely deal with legal issues can also result in bad consequences. If you have a legal problem which you think is important, please don’t wait. Pandemic or not, we are here and while we will continue to observe the precautions to protect the safety of all, we stand ready to help.

Charles E. Gilbert, III

Charlie Gilbert's extensive experience cuts across a number of areas of substantive law. He has years of experience advocating for clients in judicial, arbitral, administrative, and public forums in cases involving a number of areas of the law. He has tried hundreds of matters, including over 100 jury trials.

He has been named a New England Super Lawyer for a number of years. At the same time, he has been involved in a number of major transactional matters, involving the acquisition, sale, and financing of assets. These ranged from thousands of acres of woodland to the largest bark mulch facility in the Northeast.

He has helped clients buy and later sell assets including a commercial landfill, biomass power plant, radio station, and funeral home. He has been counsel to the financing or refinancing of several elderly and low-income housing projects. He also represents a number of small Maine towns. He has provided counsel and litigation services to some municipal clients for over 30 years.

More recently, he worked as special development counsel for a local city, and assisted the city in repurposing some of its former schools and surplus properties into successful private developments. He has been involved in over 50 appeals to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He is equally at home in the courtroom, the boardroom, before administrative agencies and boards, and in town halls across Maine.

He has served six years on the Maine Board of Bar Overseers, including one year as Vice Chair and as Chair of a special committee to rewrite Maine's Lawyer Disciplinary Rules. He served five years as President of the Hampden Congregational Church. He has been town meeting moderator in his hometown of Eddington and his current town of Dixmont.

For over 25 years, he has served his alma mater by interviewing prospective applicants for undergraduate admission at Harvard. He has also been honored by appointment as an honorary Marshall at a Harvard commencement and several freshman convocations. In 2018, he was named a recipient of the Hiram Hunn Award by Harvard’s Admission and Financial Aid Office.


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Spring is Annual Report Filing season here at Gilbert Law Offices!

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