Street view of the "Red Brick House", the Brunswick Maine law office

ABOUT US

At the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A., we are dedicated to providing high quality legal services in practice areas ranging from estate planning and administration, to real estate matters (including conservation), to business support and representation.  Whether you need an estate plan or business advice, you can rely on the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A., for practical, effective solutions that address your needs.

The firm has a respected reputation for its personalized and thorough approach to serving its clients.  Todd Smith has over twenty years of experience representing the elderly, conservation groups, real estate owners and families.  His specialized knowledge of complex tax issues and planning techniques help clients realize significant tax savings without compromising other important objectives.  With the addition of associate attorney Jim Smith in 2014, the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A. is well-equipped to assist you in an efficient and professional manner.

We work closely with clients to provide clear and comprehensive legal services and advice.  The law, and by extension the advice lawyers oftentimes give, is complicated and involves unfamiliar language and terms.  We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a clear breakdown of the issues, in terms that you can understand.  Although sometimes complexity is a necessity, the firm’s overall orientation is simplicity.  We employ a dedicated and responsive staff to ensure you understand the issues and accomplish your goals.  The firm is committed to upholding the ethics and higher standards that have traditionally been associated with the legal profession.

Meet our Attorneys

Stoddard L. Smith wearing a blazer and blue shirt, seated in study

Attorney Stoddard Smith

sls@mainestatelaw.com


As founder of the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A., Stoddard “Todd” Smith has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses throughout the Midcoast region.  Todd’s Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) makes him especially qualified to advise clients with respect to complex taxation issues and business-related legal matters.  He is a member of Elder Counsel, LLC.

Prior to starting his own practice, Todd was a partner at Brunswick’s Ranger, Fessenden, Copeland & Smith, P.A., where his practice initially consisted of the general practice of law, including civil litigation, estate planning, and business law.  Todd started the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A. in 1993 with concentrations in estate planning and administration, real estate transactions, and business representation.

Todd is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the American Bar Association., as well as the Maine Estate Planning Council, and is active with several local charitable organizations.  Additionally, Todd has presented numerous educational seminars to community groups on estate planning and business related legal and tax concerns.

  • Education:
    Vassar College, B.A.
    Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
    Boston University, LL.M.

  • Bar Admissions:
    Maine
    Massachusetts
    U.S. Federal District Court for Maine
    U.S. Tax Court

Attorney James E. Smith in blazer, standing in Brunswick ME office

Attorney Jim Smith

jes@mainestatelaw.com


Jim Smith is an associate attorney at the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A.  His practice focuses on estate planning and administration, real estate, elder law and business matters.  He is a member of Elder Counsel, LLC.

Before joining the Law Office of Stoddard L. Smith, P.A. in 2014, Jim served as a paralegal in the life science and complex claims practice group at a major New York City law firm.  After college he spent a year in Taiwan teaching English to elementary school students.

Jim is a 2013 honors graduate of Vermont Law School where he was a member of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law and a fellow for the US-China Partnership for Environmental Law.  He is admitted to the Maine, New York and New Jersey bars.

  • Education:
    Hamilton College, B.A.
    Vermont Law School, J.D.

  • Bar Admissions:
    New Jersey
    New York
    Maine