Covid 19 Update at Gilbert & Greif, P.A.

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.


2019: 35 Years and “We’re still here."

When Peggy Gilbert started in private practice in 1984, she could hardly have imagined how her practice would grow and endure. Now, 35 years later, “We’re still here,” (to borrow a phrase from the 2019 Champion New England Patriots). Every day the lawyers at Gilbert

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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.

June 23, 2017: 30th anniversary of 1st Circuit decision in U.S. v. Daniels

On June 23, 1987, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit handed down a decision authored by now US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer in United States v. Daniels. Charlie Gilbert represented Appellant Daniels. The appeals court held that the trial court had committed error by refusing to allow the Appellant to withdraw his guilty plea because the full terms of the plea agreement had not been fully disclosed to the court, as required by Rule 11 of the Criminal Rules. The omitted disclosure was the government’s position that all of the defendants had to plead guilty or none could, thus setting the stage for the other defendants to pressure this defendant to plead guilty. Therefore, the guilty plea may not have been voluntary as required by Rule 11, and the defendant should have been allowed to withdraw it.

Planning for the Future - Part1

Do you have a will? You should.

Many people find their own death to be a difficult topic to even comprehend, let alone to discuss with others. As a result, many procrastinate when it comes to


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Gilbert & Greif, P.A. has Recent Success in Appellate Cases

Both as part of our litigation practice, and as a stand alone service, the attorneys of Gilbert & Greif regularly handle appeals for clients. Since May, three of our cases have received favorable treatment from appeals


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Erik M.P. Black has joined Gilbert & Greif, P.A. as an Associate!

Gilbert & Greif, P.A. announces with pleasure that

Erik M.P. Black

has joined the firm as an associate
in the general practice of law


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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

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In the News: 2010-11

Charlie Gilbert and A.J. Greif have each earned the distinction as a New England Super Lawyer in general litigation for this year. The Super Lawyer designation is limited to the top 5% of lawyers, as determined by an independent survey and peer review conducted by the publisher. Gilbert & Greif, P.A. is one of the few small firms in New England to have two lawyers named as Super Lawyers.


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