Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Law Firm in Portland, ME

Firm Overview

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry has been providing its clients with trusted solutions since 1952.

Since the founding of the firm in 1952, Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry has become one of the State's most respected and successful law practices. Our impressive client roster includes large publicly-held Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, municipalities, school districts, public and quasi-public agencies, private not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Recognition of this fact is the firm's recent rating as a "2012 Top Ranked Law Firm" by LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell in Fortune Magazine. Of the 254,000 firms rated by Martindale-Hubbell, only 1000 have achieved this elite status, which is awarded only to US law firms with 21 or more attorneys in which at least 1 in 3 of their lawyers earned the AV Preeminen Peer Review Rating, the highest possible rating.

The need for a lawyer often arises when someone needs answers to difficult questions or solutions for complex problems, and frequently both. Since its founding, Jensen Baird has been a trusted source for providing such answers and solutions. The firm prides itself on delivering legal services in a prompt, practical and cost-effective manner, and our clients enjoy working with our experienced, dedicated professionals. Our attorneys are regularly recognized as among The Best Lawyers in America.

Attorneys at Jensen Baird have a proven track record of establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients. We favor ongoing collaboration and communication with clients as we deliver accurate, timely legal advice and reliable, creative solutions. Our goal is to address each client's current problems and provide expert guidance to avoid future ones.

That's been our history for more than 60 years, and remains our commitment for the future.

At Jensen Baird, we provide answers and solutions.

Areas of Law:
-Administrative Law
-Alternative Dispute Resolution Arbitration
-Antitrust
-Antitrust and Trade Regulation
-Appellate Practice
-Banking Law
-Banks and Banking
-Bankruptcy
-Bond
-Business Law
-Civil Practice
-Civil Rights
-Commercial Law
-Condominium Law
-Construction Law
-Consumer Law
-Contracts
-Corporate Law
-Corporate Finance
-Creditors Rights
-Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy
-Criminal Defense
-Education Law
-Energy
-Environmental Law
-Estate Planning
-Federal Practice
-Finance
-General Trial Practice
-Insurance
-Intellectual Property
-Labor and Employment
-Land Use
-Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
-Legal Malpractice
-Litigation
-Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
-Municipal Bonds
-Municipal Finance
-Municipal Law
-Negligence
-Nonprofit Organizations Law
-Personal Injury
-Premises Liability
-Probate
-Probate Litigation
-Products Liability
-Professional Liability
-Property Law
-Public Finance
-Public Utility Law
-Railroad Law
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-School Law
-Taxation
-Torts
-Trademarks
-Trust Administration
-Trusts and Estates
-Wills
-Zoning Law
-Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Main Office

Main Office
Ten Free Street, P.O. Box 4510
Portland ME 04112-4510

Phone

(207) 775-7271

Fax

(207) 775-7935

Real Estate

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry has always been known for its expertise in real estate law.

Since its inception, the firm's clients have included major real estate developers, lending institutions, commercial landlords and tenants, and individual sellers and buyers. The firm's reputation is based on years of experience in providing legal services on a wide variety of projects, including shopping centers, malls, office buildings, apartment and other housing projects, HUD projects, commercial and industrial projects, retirement communities, subdivisions, condominiums, cooperatives, and tax increment financing districts.

We provide legal services and advice on matters ranging from simple residential closings to sophisticated real estate transactions, involving entrepreneurs, institutions and public and private entities. We have substantial experience assisting clients in proceedings before municipal boards and state and federal agencies.

The firm's Real Estate Group provides our clients the judgment, pragmatism, creativity and technical skill needed for the prompt and cost-effective implementation of real estate projects and transactions.

Kenneth M. Cole, III

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Municipal
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1972, Maine

Law School Attended:
Cornell University
Class of 1972
J.D.
with distinction

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1969
A.B.
cum laude

Education

Cornell University
Juris Doctorate, with distinction, 1972

Nicholas S. Nadzo

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Environmental Law
-Energy
-Municipal Law
-Education Law
-Religious Institutions
-Government

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1969, District of Columbia
-1974, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
-1976, Maine
-1994, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School
Class of 1968
J.D.
with honors

University Attended:
Hamilton College
Class of 1965
B.A.

Education

George Washington University Law School
Juris Doctorate, with honors, 1968

David J. Jones

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Commercial Loans
-Foreclosures
-Small Business

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1976, Maine

Law School Attended:
New York University
Class of 1976
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Notre Dame
Class of 1973
B.A.

Education

New York University
Juris Doctorate, 1976

Michael A. Nelson

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Business Litigation
-Antitrust
-Professional Liability
-Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1980, Maine
-1988, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
-1994, U.S. Supreme Court
-U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School
Class of 1975
J.D.
with honors

University Attended:
Hamilton College
Class of 1969
B.A.
with honors

Harvard University
Class of 1970
M.A.T.

Education

George Washington University Law School
Juris Doctorate, with honors, 1975

Richard H. Spencer, Jr.

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Real Estate
-Lender Law
-Commercial Real Estate Development
-Corporate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1972, Maine

Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School
Class of 1972
J.D.

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1969
B.A.

Education

Boston College Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1972

Lawrence R. Clough

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Co-Author, "Commercial Lending in Maine," National Business Institute, 1995, 1996, 1998. Member, 1989-1995 and Chairman, 1992, 1994-1995, Zoning Board of Appeals, Town of Cape Elizabeth.

Areas of Law:
Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1975, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
1976, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and U.S. Tax Court

Law School Attended:
University of Michigan
Class of 1975
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Yale University
Class of 1972
B.A.
cum laude

Associations & Memberships:
Cumberland, Maine State and American Bar Associations.

Education

University of Michigan
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1975

Ronald A. Epstein

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Municipal Finance

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1977, Maine

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 1977
J.D.

University Attended:
Boston College
Class of 1973
B.A.

University of Wisconsin
Class of 1974
M.A. Political Science

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1977

William H. Dale

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Administrative Agency Practice
-Administrative Hearings and Appeals
-Administrative Litigation
-Public Law
-Local Government Law
-Township Law
-Municipal Corporation Law
-Zoning Variances
-Municipal Taxation
-Land Use
-Land Use Litigation
-Land Use Permitting
-Land Use Regulation
-Rezoning
-Zoning Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1975, Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
University of Maine
Class of 1975
J.D.

University Attended:
Johns Hopkins University
Class of 1972
B.A.

Education

University of Maine
Juris Doctorate, 1975

F. Bruce Sleeper

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Bankruptcy
-Commercial
-Consumer Credit
-Banking

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1981, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of Michigan
Class of 1981
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
University of Chicago
Class of 1978
B.A.
with general honors

Education

University of Michigan
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1981

Deborah M. Mann

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Litigation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Construction
-Condominium Law
-Probate Litigation
-Trust Litigation
-Fiduciary Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1979, District of Columbia
1980, U.S. Court of International Trade
1981, Maine

Law School Attended:
Georgetown University
Class of 1978
J.D.

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1975
A.B.
magna cum laude

Education

Georgetown University
Juris Doctorate, 1978

Leslie E. Lowry, III

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1983, Maine

Law School Attended:
Cornell University
Class of 1983
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Dartmouth College
Class of 1973
A.B.
with distinction

Education

Cornell University
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1983

Patricia McDonough Dunn

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Labor
-Municipal
-Employment

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1976, Maine
1978, U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 1976
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Maine
Class of 1973
B.A.
with highest distinction

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1976

Michael J. Quinlan

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Corporate
-Commercial
-Intellectual Property
-Trademarks
-Nonprofit Organizations Law
-Business Law
-Contracts
-Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Managing Partner

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1985, Maine

Law School Attended:
Cornell University Law School
Class of 1985
J.D.

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1982
A.B.
magna cum laude

Education

Cornell University Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1985

R. Lee Ivy

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Estate Planning
-Estate Administration
-Trust Administration
-Fiduciary Litigation
-Taxation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1989, Maine
1993, U.S. Tax Court
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Law School Attended:
Oklahoma City University
Class of 1989
J.D., Highest Honors

University Attended:
University of Oklahoma
Class of 1974
B.A., Highest Honors

Education

Oklahoma City University
Juris Doctorate, highest honors, 1989

Roger P. Asch

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Estate Planning
-Trust Administration
-Estate Administration
-Taxation
-Probate Litigation
-Business Formation
-Business Succession Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1979, Massachusetts
-1980, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
-1981, U.S. Tax Court
-1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
Boston College
Class of 1979
J.D.

Boston University:
Class of 1983
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended:
Boston University School of Management
Class of 1975
B.S.B.A.
magna cum laude

University of Miami School of Law; Washington University

Education

Boston College
Juris Doctorate, 1979

Boston University
LL.M., Taxation, 1983

Natalie L. Burns

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Administrative Law
-Government
-Municipal Law
-Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1987, Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 1987
J.D.

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1980
A.B.
cum laude

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1987

Sally J. Daggett

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Municipal
-Land Use
-Employment

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1992, Maine, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School
Class of 1992
J.D.

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1987
A.B.
magna cum laude

Education

George Washington University Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1992

Brendan P. Rielly

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Commercial
-Civil Litigation
-Mediation
-Real Estate Litigation
-Environmental
-School Law
-Personal Injury

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1996, Maine
-U.S. District Court, District of Maine
-U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame Law School
Class of 1996
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1992
A.B., Government and Legal Studies
magna cum laude

Education

University of Notre Dame Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1996

Nicholas J. Morrill

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Credit
-Commercial Loans
-Lender Law
-Lender Liability
-Lenders Rights
-Business Formation
-Business Transactions
-Buy-Sell Agreements
-Buying and Selling of Businesses
-Closely Held Business Law
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Pass-Through Entities
-Sole Proprietorships
-Commercial Transactions
-Commercial Transfers
-Negotiable Instruments
-Secured Transactions
-Uniform Commercial Code
-Commercial Conveyancing
-Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
-Commercial Real Estate Contracts
-Commercial Real Estate Development
-Commercial Real Estate Finance
-Construction Contracts
-Construction Finance
-Commercial Contracts
-Closely Held Corporations
-Corporate Commercial Law
-Corporate Formation
-Corporate Planning
-Corporate Real Estate
-Incorporation
-Nonprofit Corporations
-Professional Corporations
-S Corporations
-Small Business Corporations
-Equipment Finance
-Asset Based Finance
-Commercial Finance
-Commercial Leasing
-Industrial Leasing
-Landlord and Tenant Law
-Lease Finance
-Lease Terminations
-Leasing
-Office Leasing
-Shopping Center Leasing
-Commercial Mortgages
-Mortgage Finance
-Mortgage Refinancing
-Mortgage Securitization
-Partnership Formation
-Condominium Association Law
-Condominium Conversions
-Condominium Development
-Condominium Law
-Condominium Timeshares
-Conveyancing
-Easements
-Land Acquisitions
-Land Sales
-Property Management
-Real Estate Acquisitions
-Real Estate Contracts
-Real Estate Development
-Real Estate Finance
-Real Estate Investment
-Real Estate Joint Ventures
-Real Estate Leasing
-Real Estate Partnerships
-Real Estate Sales
-Real Estate Secured Lending
-Real Estate Title
-Real Estate Title Examination
-Real Estate Title Insurance
-Real Property
-Real Property Acquisitions
-Real Property Development
-Real Property Finance
-Right of Way Easements
-Subdivisions
-Zoning Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2005, Maine

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 2004
J.D.

University Attended:
Bates College
Class of 2001
B.A.

Associations & Memberships:
American Bar Association; Cumberland County Bar Association; Maine Bar Association.

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2004

Merton G. Henry

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Probate
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1955, Maine
-1956, District of Columbia
-U.S. District Court, District of Maine U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Law School Attended:
George Washington University Law School
Class of 1955
LL.B.

University Attended:
Bowdoin College
Class of 1950
A.B.

Education

George Washington University Law School
LL.B., 1955

Frank H. Frye

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Corporate
-Business
-Tax
-International Transactions
-Probate
-Estate Planning
-Nonprofit Corporations

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1972, Virginia
-1976, U.S. Tax Court
-1979, Maine

Law School Attended:
William & Mary Law School
Class of 1972
J.D.

Georgetown University:
Class of 1976
LL.M. in Taxation

University Attended:
University of Richmond
Class of 1968
B.A.

Education

William & Mary Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1972

Georgetown University
LL.M. in Taxation, 1976

Brian Charles Browne

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Of Counsel

Admission Details:
Admitted in Maine

Associations & Memberships:
Maine State Bar Association; Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Maria G. Corradini

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Commercial Law
-Construction Law
-Copyrights
-Zoning Law
-Land Use
-Nonprofit Corporations
-Real Estate
-Trademarks

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2001, Maine, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Law School Attended:
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Class of 2001
J.D.

University Attended:
Husson College
Class of 1994
B.S.B.A.

Husson College
Class of 1996
M.S.B.

Hobbies & Interests:
Boating; landscaping; renovating; wood-working

Education

Franklin Pierce Law Center
Juris Doctorate, 2001

Mark A. Bower

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Energy
-Administrative Law
-Civil Practice
-Environmental Law
-Finance Taxation
-Local Government Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2007, Maine, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Law School Attended:
University of Maine, School of Law
Class of 2006
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Tufts University
Class of 2000
B.A.
magna cum laude

Education

University of Maine, School of Law
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 2006

Alyssa C. Tibbetts

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Labor and Employment
-Municipal Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2009, Maine and Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 2009
J.D.

University Attended:
University of Southern Maine
Class of 2006
B.A.

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2009

J. Casey McCormack

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Tax Credits
-Business Law


Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2012, Maine

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 2012
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended:
Colgate University
Class of 2005
B.A.

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, 2012

Tudor N. Goldsmith

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2012, Maine
2013, Massachusetts

Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law
Class of 2012
J.D.
summa cum laude

University Attended:
Hamilton College
Class of 1999
B.A.

Education

University of Maine School of Law
Juris Doctorate, summa cum laude, 2012

Roy T. Pierce

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Attorney in Portland, ME

Areas of Law:
- Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Director

Admission Details:
- Admitted in 1992, Maine
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court

Law School Attended:
University of Maine
Class of 1992
J.D., cum laude

University Attended:
American International College
Class of 1989
B.A., summa cum laude

Education

University of Maine
J.D., cum laude, 1992