Griff Leschefske’s practice centers on estate planning, charitable giving, and probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation, in which he represents individuals, families, fiduciaries, and institutional clients in all aspects of trust and estate planning, administration, and controversy. Griff also represents charitable organizations, educational institutions, and corporate clients with respect to planned giving and philanthropy matters.
In his estate planning practice, Griff provides counsel on wealth transfer and charitable planning, including through the use of sophisticated, tax-focused planning strategies, and planning for special assets. Griff also represents clients faced with unexpected trust and estate administrative problems arising after death, whether in the nature of under-performing or inappropriate estate plans, late tax elections, domicile issues, or ambiguous provisions.
Griff has notable experience with trust and estate litigation, where he provides comprehensive, solution-focused representation at all phases of controversy, drawing upon hands-on experience with sophisticated trust, estate and charitable planning to the strategic advantage of his clients.
Griff is a proud member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and is committed to ensuring access to justice and legal services for all. Griff was the firm’s "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" in 2016 and 2017.
- Included in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones to Watch” for Trusts and Estates and Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2024)
- Board of Directors, Maine Estate Planning Council
- Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
- Brick and Beam Society, United Way of Greater Portland
- Board of Directors, Harraseeket Yacht Club (2009-2014)