Areas of Practice
Real Estate Matters
We offer a full service real estate practice providing for our clients' diverse real estate needs - from forming family LLCs for owning, preserving, and enjoying the family vacation home, to drafting the documents for every sort of real estate transaction and agreement. To learn more about planning for family homes, please visit our page on preserving family real estate.
Probate and Estate Administration
Probate is a process that provides for the orderly distribution of assets (with or without a will) and sets a limit on the claims of creditors. Weiss DeRice PA guides clients through the probate process, preparing all forms and tax returns. Many of our clients have used us a resource to help family members work together during this stressful transition. If you have recently lost a loved one, we have pages with helpful information on what to do when someone dies and receiving an inheritance.
To act as a fiduciary is to act as a Personal Representative, Trustee, or Attorney in Fact. Nothing here is intended to represent a solicitation to our clients to have us serve as their fiduciary, however, quite often we are asked to serve our clients in this way.
Business Planning and Business Matters
Weiss DeRice PA serves its business clients in the formation and maintenance of Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships; business tax planning; individual, shareholder, and member representation; succession planning for business owners; business dispute resolution; collections; business borrowing support; and more. Please contact us for a copy of our Small Business Handbook. To learn more about different types of business entities, please visit our page on characteristics of business forms in Maine.
We have over 44 years experience in planning for estates of all sizes including tax planning; gift giving; drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and health care powers of attorney; and the preparation of tax returns related to all estate planning activities. Please visit our page on leaving a letter of last instructions, which is just one part of a complete estate plan.