Norman J. Rattey

After 37 years with Skelton Taintor &  Abbott, Norman Rattey retired December 31, 2022.


Norm brought a work-ethic to Skelton Taintor & Abbott which is unmatched.  He held the highest of expectations for those around him, and those working with him have worked to achieve those highest of standards.  Norm has also been an active member of our legal community over his many years.  

Norm represented buyers, sellers, and lenders in commercial and residential real estate transactions. He also handled title insurance matters, commercial loan documentation, foreclosures, and workout transactions. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015 for his work in Real Estate law.

His business practice was focused on representing business entities and on drafting partnership agreements, limited liability company agreements, and agreements for the organization of corporations.

Norm’s municipal practice primarily involved representation of landowners and municipalities in land use, zoning and similar matters, including eminent domain proceedings.

Norm believes in working hard, thoroughly, and efficiently for his clients. He has established a reputation for outstanding, economic performance, and for his collegial relations with clients, colleagues, and peers.

He has been invited to speak on various legal issues at seminars and courses held by the Maine State Bar Association, the Androscoggin County Bar Association, the Maine Association of Community Banks, the Maine County Commissioners Association, and continuing legal education groups.

Norm is a member of the Maine State Bar Association’s Real Estate, Corporations, and Financial Institutions Sections. He served on the Maine State Bar Association subcommittees that drafted the Maine Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, the Maine Limited Liability Company Act, Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and Revised Maine Business Corporations Act.

He is admitted to practice in all of Maine’s state and federal courts.

In addition to his legal practice, Norm has been a corporator of the Auburn Boys and Girls Club, and he formerly served on the Club’s board of directors. He also has acted as the corporator of the Androscoggin Savings Bank since 1994.

He was a member of the Auburn-Lewiston Rotary Club from 1991-2005 and the president of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lewiston from 2003-2004 and a member of the church’s parish council for many years.

He also served as the chair of the Town of Brunswick’s Zoning Board of Appeals from 1991-2004 and as a member of the town’s comprehensive plan committee from 1989-1991.

Norm, who speaks fluent Spanish, earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Colby College and his master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College at its program in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from the University of Maine School of Law. He’s a cyclist and member of the Merrymeeting Wheelers Cycling Club. He’s also a downhill and cross country skier and practices yoga at the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA and elsewhere. He also enjoys hiking and camping and other outdoor activities.

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