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Jun 6, 2012

Ronald P. Lebel to speak at “Advanced Family Law” seminar

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AUBURN, Maine (June 5, 2012) – Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorney Ronald P. Lebel will be among the presenters at the day-long continuing legal education seminar “Advanced Family Law,” to be held on July 30 in Portland, Maine. Lebel’s session, Navigating Complex Asset Cases, will involve the issues of valuation of family businesses/closely held corporations, using forensic accountants and business valuation experts, analyzing enterprise/personal goodwill, spotting hidden assets/income and finding and proving economic misconduct.

Since the audience will be comprised of attorneys already engaged in family law, Lebel has designed a presentation that will help them more fully understand the dynamics of cases involving complex financial assets.

“My goal is to help them develop and apply ‘best practices’ in this very specialized aspect of family law practice,” says Lebel, who has practiced family law for more than three decades.

He will describe how to manage a complex asset case in terms of the data-driven issues of acquiring information and documentation. As in all data-driven issues, the person that has the best information is the person who has the decided advantage.

Lebel will also delve into how to find the best experts—someone not only competent, but also prompt and effective as a witness if called upon. Such experts should also be able and willing to assist in analyzing opposing expert reports and preparing for cross-examination.

“I am trying to help the attorneys who attend to enhance their own skill levels so they can get better results for their clients,” Lebel says.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott is one of Maine’s leading law firms serving individuals and businesses in litigation and general representation throughout northern New England for more than 150 years. The firm has been named in U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in America. For more information, visit or call 1-800-639-7026.