Barbara currently concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of estate planning and probate administration and the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations including private foundations and public charities. She also has extensive experience counseling clients in the areas of federal and state income taxation of businesses and individuals.

Barbara is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Southern Maine School of Business where she teaches taxation, commercial law and professional ethics to both undergraduate and graduate students. Prior to joining Bergen & Parkinson, Barbara gained experience as a tax practitioner at a national public accounting firm and a law firm, both located in Portland, Maine.

Education

  • State University of New York College, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • State University of New York College, M.B.A., magna cum laude, 1995
  • State University of New York College, B.S. Accounting, summa cum laude, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • New York

Professional Recognitions

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Professional and Civic Activities

  • Maine Bar Association
  • Friend of Cocoons (Director)
  • Animal Welfare Society (Former Director)
  • Thomas College Master of Science in Taxation (Former member of Board of Advisors)

The Estate Planning & Probate attorneys at Bergen & Parkinson, LLC provide sound and creative advice to individuals and families in structuring estate plans to meet their needs.

Bergen & Parkinson, LLC’s team of experience advocates handles cases of all sizes and levels of complexity in the courts and before various municipal boards and state agencies.

Our municipal attorneys have served as Town Attorney for municipalities throughout the state of Maine. They have also served as special counsel when special expertise is needed.

Our attorneys have experience in the full range of real estate transactions and issues. We offer representation in real estate law for both commercial and residential transactions.

Our firm offers Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) which are a means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. This includes mediations, arbitrations, and meeting facilitations.