Attorney Profiles

Find out more about our firm’s lawyers by reviewing their personal bios:

 

Michael J. Pearce - partner

Hometown

  • Falmouth, Maine

Practice areas

Admitted

  • Maine Bar, 1978
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1979

Education

  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1974
  • Attended Georgetown University Law Center, 1979–1981 (LL.M., Taxation program)

Associations and memberships

  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association, Maine Chapter
  • Town of Falmouth, Maine Zoning Board of Appeals (Chairman, 1999–2001)
  • Portland Country Club, Falmouth, Maine
  • Maine State Golf Association
  • New England Golf Association
  • United States Golf Association

Professional activities

  • Has lectured at CLE and corporate employee education programs
  • Has served on numerous community and charitable organization boards

Honors and recognition

  • New England Super Lawyers (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights)
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners for “unusually broad experience” and strong client relationships

Past employment

  • Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., 1978–1981
  • Law office of former United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Richard E. Poulos, 1981–1984

Personal interests

  • Enjoys golfing and officiates tournaments regionally for the USGA in New England and the Maine State Golf Association in Maine

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Joshua R. Dow - partner

 

Hometown

  • Presque Isle, Maine

Admitted

  • Maine Bar, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Education

  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, cum laude, 1999
  • B.A., University of Maine, 1996

Associations and memberships

  • American Bar Association (Business Law Section)
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Professional activities

  • Serves on the governing boards of several local nonprofit organizations

Honors and recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights; Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation)
  • New England Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights)

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Aaron P. Burns

Hometown

  • Gorham, Maine

Practice areas

Admitted

  • Maine Bar, 1999
  • Massachusetts Bar, 2000
  • New Hampshire Bar 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • US District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Education

  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, cum laude, 1999
    • Comments Editor, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal
  • B.A., University of Maine, summa cum laude, 1996
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Associations and memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • City of Westbrook, Maine Zoning Board of Appeals (Member, 2008–present; Chairman, 2010–present)
  • Board of Directors, Community Partners, Inc. (nonprofit agency with more than 300 employees supporting people with developmental disabilities)

Professional activities

  • Has presented at multiple CLE programs regarding commercial lease litigation
  • Law Clerk to Associate Justice Susan W. Calkins, Maine Supreme Judicial Court 1999-2000

Honors and recognition

  • BV Rated - Martindale Hubbell
  • New England Super Lawyers 2012 & 2013 "Rising Star" (Business Litigation)
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