Skelton Taintor & Abbott is pleased to announce that William (Bill) Skelton has rejoined the firm as a shareholder practicing in the areas of Real Estate and Title matters, Elder law and Corporate & Business law.
“We are very pleased that Bill has returned to Skelton Taintor & Abbott after concentrating his practice in title law for the past 20 years,” said Sarah Mitchell, President of Skelton Taintor & Abbott. “Our firm was established by his great-grandfather in 1893 as the Skelton Law Office. Bill represents the fourth generation of Skelton attorneys serving clients in Lewiston Auburn.”
Following law school, Bill was an associate with the firm. From 2000-2017, he was legal counsel for Androscoggin Title Company, where he represented buyers, sellers and lenders in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing and lending. He also worked for two years for Fidelity National Title Group in Portland as Vice President and Alternate State Counsel for the State of Maine. In that role, he communicated with agents of Chicago Title Insurance Company, Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company throughout Maine and New Hampshire concerning the insurability of residential and commercial real estate transactions and on compliance with state and federal regulations.
He is admitted to practice in all of Maine’s state and federal courts. Bill is a member of the American, Maine State and Androscoggin County Bar Associations. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maine in Orono, and his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. During law school, he served as a teaching assistant in real property law, mediation and conflict resolution.
In his free time, Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. Bill is an avid sailor (having completed an Atlantic crossing a few years ago) and serves as Commodore of the Taylor Pond Yacht Club and a member of the Ocean Cruising Club. He is a member of the National Ski Patrol Association and actively patrols for the Lost Valley Ski Area. Bill is a Hebron Academy alumnus, gentleman farmer and a lifelong resident of Auburn.
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.