Posts Categorized: Announcements

Tyler Smith becomes the newest partner at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is pleased to welcome Tyler J. Smith as the firm’s newest partner. Tyler joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2012. Since joining the firm, Tyler has been heavily involved in the firm’s litigation practice, has successfully tried civil and criminal cases to juries, and frequently appears before… Read more »

Gene Libby, Tim O’Brien, and Brian Champion recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is proud to announce that Gene Libby, Tim O’Brien, and Brian Champion have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.©  Gene Libby was selected by Best Lawyers for the practice areas of Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, and Family Law. Tim O’Brien was selected… Read more »

Keith Richard receives commendation for pro bono work

Associate Attorney Keith Richard was recently recognized as one of the 2018 recipients of the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program. Katahdin Counsel is a distinction awarded annually to Maine attorneys that dedicate 50 or more hours of their time to represent persons unable to afford an attorney. Attorney Richard handled matters referred by Conservation Law Foundation’s… Read more »

Brian Champion is speaker at Estate Administration seminar

Brian L. Champion is the lead lecturer at a National Business Institute (NBI) seminar on October 18, 2018 in Portland, Maine called “Estate Administration from Start to Finish.”  Brian will be speaking on the topic of “Commencement of Proceedings and Information Gathering.”  This full-day seminar will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Airport,… Read more »

Paige B. Streeter to speak at York County Bar Association Family Law and Bench Trial Institute

Attorney Paige B. Streeter will be among a panel of presenters at the York County Bar Association’s Family Law and Bench Trial Institute on March 20, 2018. The CLE will take place over seven different modules spanning through May 24, 2018 and centered on family law advocacy in Maine.  Attorney Streeter’s presentation will include discussion… Read more »

New federal tax law eliminates alimony deduction – last chance for payors

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Job Act (H.R.1: Public Law No. 115-97) became law and will have far-reaching effects on all aspects of our economy, including divorce.  Under pre-Act law, alimony and separate maintenance payments were deductible by the payor spouse under Code Sec. 215(a) and includible in income by the recipient… Read more »

Federal tax legislation to dramatically change federal estate tax exemptions

Reported in Forbes/Personal Finance on December 21, 2017, it appears that the final Tax Bill passed by Congress, currently awaiting the President’s signature, will have dramatic effects on federal estate tax exemptions.  According to Forbes, the new Tax Bill passed by the House and Senate on December 20, 2017 will temporarily double the exclusion amounts… Read more »

Keith P. Richard joins the firm as an Associate Attorney

Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is pleased to welcome Keith P. Richard to the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Keith’s practice will initially focus on civil litigation and family law matters.  Keith joins the firm after having spent the past year serving as a law clerk for Associate Justice Thomas Humphrey of the Maine Supreme Judicial… Read more »

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issues ruling on employee use of medical marijuana

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently decided that employees of Massachusetts corporations and of out-of-state corporations doing business with operations in Massachusetts are permitted to use medical marijuana and cannot be fired for failing a drug test due to medical marijuana usage.  On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in the case of… Read more »