Jill A. Checkoway

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Jill A. Checkoway
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Skelton, Taintor & Abbott
95 Main Street
Auburn, Maine 04210
207.784.3200
jcheckoway@sta-law.com

Jill Checkoway is a shareholder and President of the firm of Skelton, Taintor & Abbott in Auburn, Maine, who devotes her practice entirely to the areas of:

Jill has more than 35 years of experience advising individuals and families about the types of estate planning most appropriate for them. She has helped clients with plans aimed at reducing potential estate taxes by using methods from relatively standard marital trust estate plans to more sophisticated estate planning tools, including continuing trusts for children, irrevocable life insurance trusts and qualified personal residence trusts.

As part of her probate practice, Jill works with clients to meet probate timelines, comply with tax requirements and distribute the estate’s assets in an efficient and timely manner. She has extensive experience in working with complex estates that involve issues concerning closely held business assets, irrevocable life insurance trusts and real estate sales or distributions.

In all areas of her practice, Jill makes it a point to be easily accessible to clients so she may promptly answer their questions and address their concerns.

A member of the Maine state bar since 1978, Jill is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Probate and Trust Law Advisory Committee.

She is listed in the Best Lawyers® in America, and she has an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell®.*

Born in Burlington, Vermont, Jill grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. She earned her B.A. in 1974, summa cum laude, from Purdue University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Jill received her J.D. from Boston University in 1978.

*AV® Preeminent™ is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

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Areas of Practice: Probate Administration, Wills & Trusts, Estate & Gift Tax Planning and Pre and Post Marital Agreements

Bar Admissions: Maine, 1978

Education: Purdue University, B.A., 1974, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University, J.D., 1978

Memberships: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Fellow), Probate and Trust Law Advisory Committee, member