Government Relations

At Norman Hanson DeTroy, we understand that more law is made in the Legislature, the Congress, and through agency rulemaking than in the courthouse. Changing the law is often more cost-effective for our clients than litigating existing law. Our Government Relations Practice Group represents the firm’s clients before the Maine Legislature, the U.S. Congress, and… Read more »

Family, Divorce, Custody & Adoption

The breakdown of a relationship, particularly when children are involved, is one of the most challenging transitions a person can experience. The family law attorney must balance professional judgment and knowledge with sensitivity to the emotions of the client and family and an awareness of the non-legal resources available to help. Norman Hanson DeTroy attorneys… Read more »

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

While the skills and experience of the attorneys at Norman Hanson DeTroy can provide measurable tax savings and clear structure in your personal affairs, the real value we can provide you is “peace of mind.” We listen to your needs and take the time to create a confidential estate plan to meet your highly personal… Read more »

Employment & Labor Advice & Litigation

Employers are subject to a wide array of state and federal laws and regulations, many of which are enforced by aggressive administrative agencies or by individual employees who pursue civil actions against their employers. Labor and employment law administrative charges and civil actions are among the most common in our justice system today. They are… Read more »

Elder Law

The population of the State is aging. Laws and regulations affecting the elderly and their families are increasingly complex. In light of these trends, Norman Hanson DeTroy offers a range of services to assist its clients who are senior citizens or who are the adult relatives of senior citizens, including Preparing financial and health care… Read more »

Criminal Defense

Norman Hanson DeTroy firmly believes in the constitutional mandate that every client is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. We are proud of our long tradition of defending those accused of crimes and assisting clients who find themselves in unexpected and challenging situations. Our team of criminal defense counsel has an intimate… Read more »

Credit Union Compliance & Operations

Since 1979, credit unions and their leagues across the State of Maine and throughout northern New England have turned to Norman Hanson DeTroy for experienced counsel and effective solutions. We understand the credit union difference: member-owned, not-for-profit financial institutions that are run by dedicated executives and employees and governed by volunteer boards. Credit union law… Read more »

Business Organizations & Operations

Norman Hanson DeTroy provides clients with a wide range of timely, cost-effective legal services that support their day-to-day operational requirements and their major business strategies and decisions. By thoroughly understanding a client’s business goals and appetite for risk, we offer expert, practical advice to guide and inform the decision-making process. Above all, we are committed… Read more »

Construction Contracts & Litigation

Norman Hanson DeTroy has a long history in construction litigation representing contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals in commercial and residential disputes arising out of claims of faulty workmanship, defective materials, improper design, non-payment, and personal injury. We have represented the full range of builders over several decades, from some of Maine’s largest construction companies who have reputations across New England to some of the… Read more »

Commercial Litigation

Norman Hanson DeTroy’s business litigation attorneys have extensive experience in a wide variety of disputes involving, for example: shareholder and partnership disagreements business fraud and employee embezzlement lender liability noncompetition, confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements contract commercial real estate bankruptcy, and other cases that have their origin in business transactions. We litigate these matters in both… Read more »