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Rudman Winchell to merge with Skelton Law Offices of Bangor

Posted Dec. 27, 2013, at 4:06 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Rudman Winchell, Counselors at Law in Bangor has merged with Skelton Law Offices. Skelton Law Offices was founded in 2001 by Jane Skelton and specializes in elder law and planning for individuals with disabilities.

The firm will be renamed  The Maine Elder Law Firm, a practice of Rudman Winchell, and will maintain its current location at 33 Mildred Ave. in Bangor.

“We are very pleased to expand our elder law practice in affiliation with The Maine Elder Law Firm,” says Jennifer Eastman, a Partner and Estate Planning attorney at Rudman Winchell. “To work closely with Jane and to share services creates the opportunity to provide excellent service to all our clients.”

Jane Skelton will become a partner at Rudman Winchell. Jane has practiced law in Bangor since 1988. She is a former Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association and is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, Elder Counsel, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She currently serves on the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Committee which reports to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

“I started my career at Rudman Winchell more than 25 years ago, and it is exciting to be coming home,” says Jane Skelton. “Rudman Winchell has been a steady presence in the legal community of Bangor for nearly 100 years. This merger allows us to provide our clients with a wider array of services as well as breadth and depth of expertise in other areas of law. I am confident that this new relationship with Rudman Winchell will be good for both firms and for our respective clients.”

The merger becomes official on Jan. 1, 2014.Rudman Winchell is a full service law firm serving the people, businesses and communities of Maine. With our vast legal resources and more than 30 attorneys located in Bangor, we become a true strategic partner with the clients we serve.

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