Areas of Practice
If you or a loved one have been injured, Gilbert & Greif, P.A. is here to assist you. We understand that this is a stressful time. It is our goal to treat each client and each case with personal attention.
We have the experience and resources to identify responsible parties, investigate and maximize insurance coverage. We believe that favorable settlements are the result of hard work paired with careful attention to details.
While over 95% of cases are ultimately settled without trial, Gilbert & Greif’s experience at actually trying cases is important in bringing fair compensation to our clients. A command of the defense bar, knowledge of the insurance industry and close contact with doctors and other experts, means that our attorneys are always “ready for trial.”
- Catastrophic injuries
- Product defect
- Medical negligence
Maine is an employment at will state which means employees can be fired for no reason or a stupid reason. However, they cannot be fired because of:
- National origin
- Complaints about illegal or unsafe practices in the workplace
Not surprisingly, we are seldom contacted by the employee who was expressly told he or she was fired for an illegal reason. As experienced employment law attorneys, Gilbert & Greif can help build a strong circumstantial case.
We have established a reputation for strong advocacy in this field. Many cases have been settled, and a number of cases which have gone to trial have produced favorable verdicts. We have been involved in several significant cases involving wage and hour, family and medical leave, and severance pay issues.
Gilbert & Greif’s experience in the area of Employment and Civil Rights extends to representing employer clients both in the counseling and in the advocacy stages of representation.
On behalf of both employees and employers, we have successfully and confidentially negotiated the separation from employment of a number of professional, executive and managerial employees in the public and private sector. These private resolutions often avoid costs, uncertainty, protracted litigation and adverse publicity.
Gilbert & Greif’s litigation and trial practice extends into the commercial and corporate realm. We handle complex cases involving:
- Minority Shareholder rights
- Construction defects
- Failed business deals
- Insurance coverage disputes
- Professional malpractice
- Multinational commercial supply agreements
Gilbert & Greif and its lawyers advise and assist clients in setting up, acquiring, financing and selling businesses. We have been counsel of record in transactions involving a power plant, a landfill, a commercial peat bog, an elder housing complex, a local mall, radio station, funeral home, a white water rafting company, and the largest bark mulch facility in the northeast.
Gilbert & Greif has advised many entrepreneurs and assisted them in the formation of corporations and Limited Liability Companies, many of which we continue to represent as commercial registered agent and corporate counsel. We have represented clients including national financial services corporations in state, federal and bankruptcy courts, and in secured financing matters.
Gilbert & Greif, P.A. represents a number of towns and several special use districts on a wide range of municipal issues:
- 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.
Gilbert & Greif, P.A. handles both commercial and residential real estate transactions, from the purchase or sale of a home to transactions involving some of the largest commercial assets in the State.
Our experience with real estate matters and our experience as trial lawyers combine in the area of real estate litigation, an active practice area.
- Boundary and easement disputes
- Adverse possession
- Trespass and timber cutting
- Mechanic’s lien cases
- Family and succession disputes over real estate
All these are very much a part of our practice.
As Your Law Partner℠, Gilbert & Greif will work with you and your financial advisors to develop and achieve your estate planning goals. Our experience covers:
- Succession Planning
- Estate planning
- Probate of wills