James A. Hopkinson, Attorney

Primary areas of practice include real estate, estate planning, probate, corporate and business planning, 1031 Like Kind Exchanges, land use planning and aviation law;

B.A., Economics, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1980;

J.D., University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine, 1983;

Admitted to practice in all Maine courts, U.S. District Court for District of Maine, and the U.S. Tax Court;

Member, Maine State and Cumberland Bar Associations;

Member, WealthCounsel and National Association of  Elder Law Attorneys;

Member Lawyer-Pilots’ Bar Association; NTSB Bar Association and National Business Aviation Association;

Panel Attorney, Aircraft Owners and Pilots’ Association;

Member, City of Bath Planning Board;

Lecturer in Real Estate Law, University of Southern Maine;

Lecturer in Real Estate Law; Section 1031 Exchanges; and Elder Care,  National Business Institute, Inc.;

Lecturer in Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Trusts and Business Succession Planning;

Instructor of Real Estate Law at the Institute for Real Estate Education;

Instructor of Real Estate Law for American Institute of Banking;

Founding partner in Black & Hopkinson, Portland, Maine, 1984-1987;

Founded Law Offices of James A. Hopkinson, Portland, Maine, 1987-1992;

Founding Partner in Hopkinson &  Abbondanza, 1992-present;

Volunteer pilot for Angel Flight of New England. 

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