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We have been practicing law in the Greater Portland area for over 40 years and offer a wide range of legal services including: real estate acquisitions, business start-ups, divorce, family law, elder law, estate planning, probate, probate litigation, criminal defense, and litigation in all Maine Courts.

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Our attorneys have diverse and complementary areas of legal experience and share common values and a deep commitment to our clients.

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We invite you to explore our attorneys' backgrounds and areas of law we each practice so that you may be comfortable making the decision to hire our firm to represent you. We know that when you are in need of an attorney it often means that you are in a stressful situation: the loss of a loved one, a divorce, an injury from an accident, an OUI or a lawsuit, all of which can dramatically affect your life. We are prepared to help you minimize the stress while guiding you through the legal process.

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  • 02/05/2021 - ATR Law 1 Comment
    ATR Steps Up at Sugarloaf Charity Summit

    This past weekend, Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice sponsored of this year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit Sugarloaf Charity Challenge to benefit Maine Cancer Foundation, The Dempsey Center, and Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center in the fight against cancer.  ATR’s own Jerome Gamache participated in the event, where skiers collectively skied for over one million vertical feet and individually raised over $7,500 for the fight against cancer!


    Jerome is pictured here post-event, and with all digits and limbs attached after starting the day at -9 at the Skyline lift, next to the ATR banner displayed at the Beach for the event.  Many thanks to all who donated to Jerome and to this wonderful cause, especially our clients, family and friends, and we look forward to next year’s Sugarloaf Charity Summit Sugarloaf Charity Challenge!

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  • 08/06/2020 - ATR Law 2 Comments
    ATR Clients Innovating Hospitality Business Operations in the Age of COVID

    ATR clients, Craignair Inn and Restaurant and Greg & Lauren Soutiea are proactive members of the resilient Maine hospitality industry and organizations such as Hospitality Maine, Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Saint George Business Alliance who are making creative changes to the business and operations while maintaining strict health and social pandemic procedures to protect customers, staff and themselves.  If that were not enough, Greg and Lauren have worked with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust to provide parking for the public’s access to the Clark Island Preserve and other State of Maine conservation lands.  ATR attorneys Jerome Gamache and Jake Bowie have been with Greg and Lauren every step of the way from drafting and negotiating the purchase agreement terms for the Soutiea’s acquisition of the Craignair Inn and Restaurant, handling the title work and acquisition due diligence and setting up the corporate entities to hold real estate and operate the business, to working with the State of Maine to craft the conservation easement with Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and ATR could not be more pleased to see the community spirit shown by Greg and Lauren in the time operating the Craignair Inn and Restaurant.  ATR is ready to assist all of its hospitality industry clients, and any other business owners in their commercial and real estate oriented endeavors.

    For more information on the Clark Island Project, and Craignair Inn and Restaurant’s connection to this great State resource:

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  • 08/04/2020 - ATR Law 1 Comment
    ATR Represents Buyer in Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Acquisition

    Attorney Jake Bowie, joined by real estate practice group head Attorney Jerome Gamache, assisted CKW, LLC in its acquisition of a 15 property commercial real estate portfolio. The portfolio includes over 140 residential units and is the second large scale portfolio the South Portland firm has helped clients navigate in the past quarter, having represented a different buyer client in a 49 property, 204 unit acquisition earlier this spring. ATR continues to be a strong advisor in the commercial real estate field for investors in the Southern Maine, Greater Portland and Augusta areas drawing on the years of experience and depth of knowledge of the real estate team. If you are considering buying or selling commercial real estate on a small or large scale, call attorneys Jerome Gamache and Jake Bowie at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. today.

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  • 06/24/2020 - ATR Law 9 Comments
    ATR Coordinates Major Augusta Purchase

    Attorney Eleanor Dominguez assisted Multivision Investments LLC and Capital Properties LLC to purchase 49 properties, incorporating 204 residential units, in Augusta in an expansion of their investment portfolio. Eleanor was joined by the other ATR real estate team members, Attorneys Jerome Gamache and Jake Bowie, who also assisted with the title and closing and corporate issues related to large-scale multi-unit ownership. Their combined involvement highlights the fact that our firm can assist with all aspects of your commercial real estate transaction, and the ongoing legal matters related to your business thereafter, guided by years of experience and knowledge by the team of attorneys here at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A.

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  • 05/19/2020 - ATR Law 1 Comment
    Ainsworth Thelin & Raftice Supports Our Local Community: Cia Cafe

    Following up on our prior posting regarding our initiative to support our community businesses during this trying time, ATR is pleased to announce the next local business we are supporting by purchasing gift cards: Cia Cafe.  Cia is a wonderful neighborhood business to grab a coffee, a delicious breakfast sandwich, or lunch.  As soon as is reasonably possible, we hope to see it return to the local meeting place where our neighbors and friends meet to relax and catch up.  We hope you will join us in support of Cia with your takeout and gift card purchases. 

    ATR would not exist without the trust the local community puts in us and our services day in and day out, and we want to make sure that all of you, and your businesses, are with us on the other side of these challenging times.  While we know everyone is in different financial positions, we are mindful that we are indeed all in this together, and that we are stronger together – we owe our success to each other in our small communities, and where possible, we encourage and challenge those that can to support local businesses, by picking up gift cards, tipping extra (or even in scenarios you might not normally) so that we are all present and as successful as possible when we move through this period of upheaval.

    We are here for you, and we encourage us all to be here for each other. Suggestions for other businesses to support are appreciated, just let us know. Also, if you, your business or any one you know is in need of legal assistance and counsel, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 207-767-4824, we look forward to working with you!

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    05/04/2020 - ATR Law 3 Comments
    ATR Community Support Program Announcement

    Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic near and far as we all adjust our personal and business lives to deal with the changing landscape of governmental and health related directives.  ATR remains committed to being present, available and on top of this evolving legal landscape and we also remain committed to those that allow us to be present in that endeavor: our clients and our local community.

    This is a challenging time, and we, like you, want to support our community as best we can, and encourage others to join us.  To that end, ATR has committed to purchasing gift cards from local businesses and clients as well as finding other creative ways to give back and sustain the local community. 

    The first business we are supporting by purchasing gift cards is the South Portland House of Pizza, an active member of the South Portland community that gives back day in and day out. We encourage you to take advantage of curbside pick-up and purchase your own gift cards for later use or provide to a neighbor who might need a hand. 

    We look forward to sharing with you the next business we support, and please share with us your story or a suggestion for a community business you think would be a candidate for our program of community support.

    We are here for you, and we encourage us all to be here for each other. If you, your business or any one you know is in need of legal assistance and counsel, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 207-767-4824, we look forward to working with you!

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