Monthly Archives: November 2014

Maine Supreme Court Upholds Conditional Rezoning: What it means for Real Estate

Mary Costigan, Bernstein Shur, Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group The Maine Supreme Court issued a decision last week that upheld the conditional rezoning of Williston-West Church in Portland. In Charles Remmel, et al. v. City of Portland, et al., the Court … Continue reading

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Pitfalls at the Intersection of Income & Estate Tax: Planning for Real Estate

Baker Newman Noyes Tax Principal Jean McDevitt recently joined MEREDA members for breakfast to present factors that must be taken into consideration for real estate owners when it comes to both income tax planning and estate tax planning.  Read on … Continue reading

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MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event – “Age-Friendly Communities: Adapting to Maine’s Changing Population”

Maine communities face a formidable challenge: How to meet the needs of their aging residents. As our state grows ever older (and Maine is already the oldest state), the need to make our towns and communities more age-friendly becomes more … Continue reading

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Changing the Status Quo of Investing with a Self Directed Retirement Account

By Laurie Bachelder, Principal, Freedom Wealth Advisors Did you know In 1974 the IRA was designed to be a self-directed retirement plan that provides tax deferred growth and was intended to provide the freedom to invest in an abundance of … Continue reading

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Fired for being Canadian?!? That’s OUTRAGEOUS!

By Tony Payne, Clark Insurance An employee, alleging he was fired for being Canadian, took his employer to the Maine Human Rights Commission to contest his dismissal. The case fell flat when the employer produced a file that documented persistent and well-communicated … Continue reading

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