Areas of Expertise

Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Legal Separation
  • Alimony
  • Marital Agreements

Business Law

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Purchase & Sale of Businesses
  • Partnerships
  • Nonprofits

Probate & Estates

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning

Real Estate & Property Law

  • Residential & Commercial
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Leases
  • Rights of Way & Easements
  • Property Disputes

Creditor & Debtor Rights and Remedies

  • Business bankruptcies, reorganizations, insolvencies, liquidations, workouts, financial restructurings, and forbearance agreements
  • Representation of creditors and unsecured creditors committees in bankruptcy cases
  • Bankruptcy trustee representation
  • Special counsel in bankruptcy cases
  • Asset protection
  • Receiverships and receivership sales
  • Acquisition and sales of financially distressed companies
  • § 363 sales
  • Bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy litigation
  • Preference, fraudulent conveyance and fraudulent transfer, lien avoidance, dischargeability, turnover, alter ego, and director and officer litigation
  • Relief from stay
  • Objections to and allowance of claims
  • Chapter 11, 12, and 13 plan confirmation and objections
  • Bankruptcy appeals
  • Collections
  • Evictions, FEDs, and replevins
  • Collateral recovery and judicial and non-judicial foreclosures of security interests in tangible and intangible personal property
  • Uniform commercial Code/secured transactions
  • Mechanic’s lien claims
  • Pre- and post-judgment attachments, executions, and related remedies
  • Judgment enforcement/domestication of foreign judgments
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • Pre-lawsuit negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, and settlement
  • General civil litigation (contract, payment, business, employment, landlord-tenant, lease, real estate, land use and zoning, insurance, construction, “bad house,” breach of fiduciary duty, and partnership, member, or shareholder disputes)
  • Complex business and commercial litigation (individuals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies)
  • Pre-judgment remedies, discovery, motions, trials, and appeals

Attorneys

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Fred W. Bopp III.

fbopp@boppguecia.com

Fred has been practicing law since 1989. He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts and has appeared before the bankruptcy courts in the Districts of Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Illinois, and New York. Fred graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in History and then from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He practiced with a law firm in Portland, Maine before coming to Holman, Howard, Bopp & Guecia in 2018.

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Cecilia J. Guecia

cguecia@boppguecia.com

Cecilia opened her own firm in 2014 and joined Holman, Howard & Guecia in 2015. Cecilia’s practice of law provides a wide array of legal services for individuals, families, and small businesses. Cecilia handles wills, trusts and estates, guardianships, business litigation, high-conflict divorces, mediated divorces, property disputes, and foreclosure defense matters. Cecilia’s clients regularly return to her for consultation, negotiation, mediation, and litigation.