PrACTice AREas

Our firm's practice covers a variety of areas of law and we offer friendly customer service to each one of our clients in all practice areas. Call us if you are looking to buy a home, sell a home, adopt a child, collect a debt, start a business, foreclose a mortgage and more. Our attorneys and staff have many years of experience in each of the below areas and we look forward to serving our clients in the State of Maine.
  • Commercial and residential real Estate transactions
  • Title Insurance services
    Leases
    Purchase and sale Agreements
    ‍Closings
    Deeds
  • business formation
  • Corporations
    Limited Liability Companies
    Partnerships
    Business Succession Planning
  • mortgage default services
  • Foreclosures
    Bankruptcy Relief
    Loan Modification
    Title Claims
    REO Closings
    Evictions
  • Collections
  • personal injury
  • Accidents
    Medical Malpractice
  • Family Law
  • Adoptions
    Mediation
    Guardian Ad Litem
    Uncontested Divorces
  • estate planning / Probate
  • wills
    Trusts
    Healthcare Directives
    Probate administration
  • Landlord / tenant law
  • Evictions
    Leases/rental agreements

Real estate

Whether you are buying or selling real estate into a lease as the landlord or the tenant, we are here to help. Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A. can ssist you in a variety of real estate transactions. Our services in this area include the following:
  • Residential sales contracts - Mortgages - Review of loan documents and financing documents
  • Commercial sales contracts
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Residential Leases
  • Mortgages
  • Review of Loan Documents and Financing Documents
Our real estate clients come primarily from Aroostook County; however, we can provide these real estate services to clients throughout the state of Maine.

Mortgage default

Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey and York, PA has many years of experience in all mortgage default matters to ensure efficiency and compliance with all State and Federal regulations, as well as client requirements. Our attorneys and staff are sensitive to the individual challenges presented in all processes involving beginning to end foreclosures, mediations, litigations, REO, evictions and title issues. We are confidential in our ability to be compliant ADA, Bankruptcy, FDCPA, FHA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, PCFI, PTFA, RFPA, SCRA, or UDAAP and have policies and procedures in place to manage quantity, quality and compliance in all areas required by our clients. Our firm has the ability to file documents electronically with the Bankruptcy Court and can meet the needs of our clients regarding their “mortgage default” matters throughout the State of Maine.

bankruptcy

Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey and York, PA has many years of experience in all mortgage default matters to ensure efficiency and compliance with all State and Federal regulations, as well as client requirements. Our attorneys and staff are sensitive to the individual challenges presented in all processes involving beginning to end foreclosures, mediations, litigations, REO, evictions and title issues. We are confidential in our ability to be compliant ADA, Bankruptcy, FDCPA, FHA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, PCFI, PTFA, RFPA, SCRA, or UDAAP and have policies and procedures in place to manage quantity, quality and compliance in all areas required by our clients. Our firm has the ability to file documents electronically with the Bankruptcy Court and can meet the needs of our clients regarding their “mortgage default” matters throughout the State of Maine.

Personal Injury / Accidents

Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A. attorneys have extensive knowledge in evaluating Personal Injury Cases and assisting clients in protecting their rights.

Most personal injury cases are based on the doctrine of negligence. Negligence requires every member of society to act responsibly and avoid putting others at risk. That is not to say that negligence will result each time someone gets hurt. To establish liability, the plaintiff must show that a reasonably prudent person in the defendant's position would have acted differently under the circumstances. 

Examples of negligence include car accidents caused by drunk drivers, medical complications resulting from a physician's carelessness, and dog bites that occur when vicious animals are permitted to roam free. In each instance, the responsible party ignored the risk posed to others, and as a result, the plaintiff was injured. 

Once negligence has been established in a personal injury case, the defendant must pay the plaintiff for all injuries caused by the defendant's actions.

family law

Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey and York, P.A. can offer your assistance in the following four areas of family law:
  • Adoptions
    Bringing families together through adoption: If you are looking to adopt a child, Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A. will work with you to enable you to complete the adoption process for a child needing a home, love, support, comfort and a safe place to live. Adoption is a wonderful way to show your love to someone in need. Call us for a consultation if you are considering adopting a child.

  • Mediation
    Mediation is a process that encourages parties to take responsibility for resolving a dispute. This responsibility includes participating actively in problem-solving discussions with the assistance of a trained neutral mediator. The lawyer's role is to assist the party in negotiating for himself or herself, bearing in mind the non-adversarial nature of mediation. Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A. can guide parties in negotiating by encouraging parties to express thoughts and feelings, including assisting the parties in gathering necessary information, generate options, and examine consequences. If you have a family dispute and mediation services are required, please give us a call. 
  • Guardian Ad Litem
    What does “guardian ad litem” mean? 
    A guardian is a person who acts to protect or help someone. “Ad litem” means “for the lawsuit”. There are different kinds of guardians ad litem for different kinds of cases. In some cases, the judge names a “guardian ad litem” to work with a child or a person who has a disability that makes it hard for them to understand a case that involves them. In other cases, like in custody cases or neglect or abuse cases, a guardian ad litem may be appointed to investigate and stand for the child's/protected person's best interests.

    Guardians Ad Litem are appointed by the Court and Attorney Brent A. York is on the Court's GAL Roster and able to serve in that capacity. If you have questions or want to understand this process in greater detail, please call us for a consultation.

  • Uncontested Divorces
    Uncontested divorce is one of the most common ways people divorce. It offers the parties the chance to end a marriage without a huge court battle. It's not right for those cases where the level of conflict between the parties is high. If, however, the parties are in agreement and the conflict is low, uncontested divorce offers a way to keep it that way. Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A. can assist you in this process. If you feel you are in a situation that can no longer work for you, give our firm a call for a consultation. Let us walk you through the process involved in bringing a divorce situation to an amicable completion.

Estate planning

Estate planning in an important yet often overlooked part of financial planning. Without a proper estate plan, the state may ultimately determine the disposition of your assets and placement/guardianship of your minor or disabled children if the other parent is unable to take that responsibility. The attorneys at Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A. will assist you in drafting wills, trusts, financial powers of attorney and healthcare directives to ensure your finances are properly handled.

Collections

Our law firm has vast experience representing corporations and other businesses, banks and other lenders, landlords and various other creditors cases involving commercial litigation, debt collection, and the enforcement of the rights of creditors. We provide our clients with aggressive, resourceful, intelligent representation. We typically accept debt collection and judgment enforcement matters on a contingency fee basis, however, the arrangements may vary depending on the nature of a particular case.

Corporate / commercial

If you are looking to start a new business, Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A., can help. We can counsel you on the various options available for your business and the tax implications of those options. We will work closely with your accountant and other professional advisors to ensure the appropriate choice of business entity to meet your unique business goals and objectives.

We will handle all aspects of the business formation including preparing the necessary formation documents to file with the Secretary of State, bylaws or operating agreement, initial minutes, the issuance of the stock or membership certificates, and acquiring the tax identification number for your business.

One of the main reasons clients form entities is for the asset protection and creditor protection benefits they provide. However, in order to enjoy this protection it is critical that all business formalities are complied with. We are here to walk you through all the necessary steps to make sure your entity will provide all the benefits and asset protection possible.

In addition, we will continue to counsel you and advise you on an ongoing basis to ensure all corporate formalities are complied with. We will continue to work closely with you and your other advisors to make sure your business is operating properly so it continues to afford you the benefits desired.

Finally, we can assist charities and non-profit organizations in all aspects of formation and operation, including obtaining IRS approval of nonprofit status.

Our business formation services may include the following:
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Business Succession Planning

probate

When a loved one dies, it can be an incredibly stressful and emotional time. Phillips, Olore, Dunlavey & York, P.A., understands this and offers caring, compassionate counsel to assist you through the legal maze of administering your loved one's estate.

We will work with you to make sure that this trying time in your life is handled as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We will walk you through all the steps that must be taken as soon as possible after your loved one dies, as well as those steps that will be dealt with in the future.

In addition, there may be some very important post-death tax planning that should be considered. We can work with you and your other professional advisors on the proper steps that must be taken if there is any chance to reduce the potential taxes.

Our probate and trust administration services include:
  • Probating a will
  • Estate administration
  • Trust administration
  • Preparing and filing the federal estate tax return
  • preparing and filing the maine Inheritance Tax return
  • Post-Death tax planning
We provide our probate, estate administration and trust administration services to clients throughout the State of Maine.