Fred Bopp III

Fred Bopp III

Trusted Advisor to and Advocate for Individuals and Businesses
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Bankruptcy ...
  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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Biography

My legal practice has focused on significant complex commercial civil litigation and negotiations (for plaintiffs and defendants), the pursuit and enforcement of creditors' and debtors' rights and remedies, bankruptcies, reorganizations, insolvencies, liquidations, restructurings, receiverships, workouts, collections, contract review and negotiations, sale transactions, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and related matters in and out of state and federal court. I am a longstanding trusted legal advisor to banks, other financial institutions, lenders, businesses, asset acquirers and sellers, landlords, tenants, health care administrators, executives, and other individuals and entities. I am admitted in the state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, have appeared before the bankruptcy courts in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware, and New York, and have considerable experience representing clients in preference, fraudulent transfer, and director and officer litigation, creditors committee matters, trustee matters, relief from stay, claims allowance and disallowance, compensation, § 363 and receivership sales, Chapter 11 plan confirmation, and other bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters. I am AV Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell and my peers have selected me for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy. I am also a member of the American Arbitration Association National Panel.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Collections
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights and Remedies
  • Complex Commercial Civil Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I normally work on an hourly basis, with a set hourly rate that is flexible, depending on the nature of the matter and certain other factors.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
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Massachusetts
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New Hampshire
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1st Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
• Senior Member, Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights and Litigation Practice Groups
Perkins Thompson, P.A.
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Former Co-Trustee of Firm’s 401(k) Plan; General Counsel; and Chair, Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights Practice Group; served for many years as member of Executive, Recruiting, and Associate Development Committees.
Education
Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt Law Review – Articles Editor 1988-1989; Archie B. Martin Memorial Medal; Edmund M. Morgan Prize; American Jurisprudence Awards
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Dartmouth College
B.A. | History
Activities: Officer, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Debate Team
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Awards
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland, Maine
The Best Lawyers in America
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored by The Best Lawyers in America with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 642071
Member
- Current
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New Hampshire State Bar  # 13886
Member
- Current
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Maine Bar  # 006829
Member
- Current
Activities: Bankruptcy & Reorganization Section and Consumer & Financial Institution Law Section
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American Bar Association  # 00210482
Member
- Current
Activities: Business Law Section, Section of Litigation, and Law Practice Division
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Trigild Deskbook: Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, 5th Edition
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Deconstructing Preference Claims in Bankruptcy
Maine Bar Journal
To Reaffirm or Not to Reaffirm: Much Ado About Nothing or the Tempest
Maine Bar Journal
The Unwarranted Implication of a Warranty of Fitness in Commercial Leases: An Alternative Approach
Vanderbilt Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
162 Questions Answered
Q. I paid ( in full) a year long lease and my landlord died. Can the new owner evict before my paid lease is up?
A: The answer will depend primarily if not exclusively on the terms of the lease, but the fact that you paid a year's worth of rent upfront may entitle you to remain in the leased property until the end of that period.
Q. Boyfriend and my name on deed but mortgage in my name. If we sell house, does he get money?
A: I would need to know more facts, but the answer is probably yes because he is a co-owner of the property. An important question is how do the two of you hold title to the property - as tenants in common or joint tenants? You should consult with an experienced Maine real estate lawyer who can review your situation, including all the relevant documents, and provide you with advice.
Q. We bought a camp from family. They insisted on having rights to use the property. It isn’t working snd we want to change
A: I would need to see the agreement before I could provide you with a concrete answer, but based on the facts you have provided, probably not. You would have more success if you could successfully assert that their conduct constitutes a breach of the use agreement, which allows you to terminate that agreement.
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Contact & Map
Bopp & Guecia
121 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Telephone: (207) 846-6111
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed