With experience searching real estate titles from the pre-electronic age to the present, identifying and resolving title defects, testifying as an expert witness and managing the real estate aspects of complex development and financing matters, Judy is steeped in so-called "dirt law." She enjoys tackling multifaceted real estate problems raised by surveyors and working out missing interests as much as designing easements that will govern the use of land for generations to come.
As the head of Pierce Atwood's Real Estate Group, Judy directs the provision of real estate and conveyancing support for all practice groups of the firm. She has managed the real estate aspects of significant, complex, multi-site projects in New England, including representation of parties in both the acquisition and sale of projects for which separation of functions is required, involving complex property divisions with reciprocal easements and agreements and interpretation of survey plans. Judy has worked for a national title insurance underwriter, is an agent for all the major title insurance companies and has made title insurance claims on behalf of clients. Pursuant to gubernatorial appointment she served on the Maine licensing board for Professional Land Surveyors, approving applications, administering statutory licensing requirements, preparation and administration of examinations, rule-making, and disciplinary proceedings.