Elizabeth Frazier and Barbara Wheaton Panelists at Maine Law, Business & Society Summit

The Maine State Bar Association and Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce are presenting their first ever joint event: the Maine Law, Business & Society Summit. With many Maine law firms and businesses facing the same hurdles, this Summit will convene the state’s lawyers and businesses to discuss a wide array of issues, identify ways to collaborate for Maine’s future, and enjoy some networking.

Pierce Atwood government relations partner Elizabeth Frazier will join other Maine attorneys in a panel discussion, “Legislation and the Maine Legislature: The Importance of Your Voice in Augusta.” The panel will review recent events in Augusta, what's on tap for the future, and how lawyers and businesses can help make things happen.

Pierce Atwood trusts and estates partner Barbara Wheaton will join a panel to discuss finding a successor to a law firm practice to ensure clients are protected and the transfer is done in accordance with ethical obligations and the Maine Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Summit will offer CLE credits for Maine lawyers, including ethics and harassment and discrimination credits. Please visit Maine State Bar Association for more information and registration instructions.

Pierce Atwood is pleased to be an event sponsor.

Elizabeth Frazier focuses her practice on government relations, lobbying, business advocacy, and environmental and land use policy. Elizabeth divides her time between Pierce Atwood’s Portland and Augusta, Maine offices.

Barbara Wheaton concentrates her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, and related disciplines. She also works with family and closely held business owners on succession planning and more. Barbara has received a top “Band One” ranking for private wealth law in Maine in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. Sources call Barbara, “a leader in the trusts and estates bar. She is well known and respected for her expertise.”