Christian has been practicing law in Southern Maine since 1990. Concentrating in the areas of estate planning and probate, his practice includes the preparation and administration of credit shelter trusts, insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and family limited partnerships. His experience also includes successfully arguing cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court as well as serving as Town Counsel for several local municipalities.

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Colby College, B.A. B.S., 1986
  • Phillips Exeter Academy, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Professional Recognitions

  • "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • U.S. News & World Report, Best Lawyers® Best Law Firm

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Maine Uniform Trust Code Committee (Appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court)
  • Maine Probate Rules Committee (Appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court)
  • Maine Estate Planning Council (Member)
  • Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library (Member)
  • Chamber of Commerce - Kennebunk & Kennebunkport (Past Officer and Director)
  • Laudholm Trust (Past Officer)
  • River Tree Arts (Past Officer)

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.