WILKINSON LAW, PLLC
Lester F. Wilkinson, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Business & Real Estate Law
Les Wilkinson has worked collaboratively and creatively with clients and other counsel, on some of the largest and most complex commercial transactions in the history of the State of Maine. He also serves as counsel to many Maine family-owned businesses, small and large, including a number of Maine's top 100 companies.
Les is known for pragmatism, candor, and the ability to simplify complex legal matters to help clients understand their options and achieve their objectives. Les prides himself on offering his clients the values, personal dedication, loyalty, and practicality of a Maine small-firm practitioner, while contributing big-deal expertise. He routinely serves as local counsel for out of state attorney-client relationships that need transaction-specific assistance in the state of Maine.
Non-Taxable Will & Trust Preparation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mediation & Conflict Resolution
Les is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the country's most venerable lawyer rating service, and has been recognized since 2006 as one of The Best Lawyers in America for his excellence in both corporate and real estate law. In addition to business corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and succession planning, he also has unique experience with real estate brokerage law. His general practice skills include probate administration, non-taxable will and trust preparation, and mediation and conflict resolution.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Maine State Bar Association, Past President
Kennebec Valley Bar Association
Augusta Board of Trade
Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce,
J.D. University of San Diego School of Law
B.A. Bates College, Economics
Les has served on numerous boards and committees, assuming a leadership position at varied organizations typically devoted to improving the health, education
and lives of the citizens of Maine.
The Gardiner Boys and Girls Club
The Children’s Center
Kennebec Valley Medical Center
Augusta Little League Baseball
MEET FATIMA LIMA
Clients love Fatima because she:
Is a highly capable real estate, corporate, probate paralegal
Has vast knowledge and experience
Is affordable, responsive, trustworthy, fun, and in a word, indispensable
I've known Les for over 30 years, and have interacted with him in a variety of capacities over the years. I've always enjoyed working with him, and have appreciated his good nature, legal expertise, common sense and practical advice.
Bill Sprague, Sprague and Curtis Real Estate
We have worked with Les for over 20 years now. He has helped us with several issues and has always been incredibly knowledgeable. He is an outstanding corporate lawyer and is able to get his point across to us clients that have a little trouble with the legal language. His help has been invaluable, and his friendly demeanor has been appreciated.
I've worked with Les for the past 15 years in several capacities. I have used his expert services for advice on the sale of my engineering business as well as complex real estate transactions, large land tract purchases and personal estate matters. Les is fair, honest, exceptional and has integrity in addition to first-rate know-how in his areas of law. I feel fortunate to know him on both a professional and personal basis.
Our company has been a business client of Les Wilkinson for many years. One of the many reasons why we like working with Les is the service we receive from both Les and his assistant Fatima Lima. We can always rely on Fatima to be responsive to our emails, phone calls and requests. The service that Ms. Lima provides to us is invaluable. We always get a very timely, courteous, professional response to our requests. As an officer of the corporation it is assuring knowing that we have this team to support our needs.
For several decades, Les has been a trusted advisor to our company in multiple corporate transactions, including real estate purchases and sales, leases, acquisitions and financings.
My family and I recently sold real estate and Wilkinson Law represented the buyer. It was a pleasure to work with such caring and talented professionals. The entire closing process has been so smooth and much appreciated by our family. Continued health and service to your legal firm and clients in the years to come. All the best!
We sold our business in early 2022 and chose to do so without a R/E broker. Mr. Wilkinson assured us that as a Real Estate lawyer he could safely guide us through the process. This was more than accurate. The sale was not without difficulty, and although the closing date was extended three times, it was not due to any issues with Les and Fatima. They were very responsive and prompt when the responsibility was on them to process paperwork or turn information around.
Although entirely professional, Fatima was very compassionate and understanding when we needed to call and ask (many) questions concerning processes and protocols. Les was 100% on top of anything that might potentially pose any risk or liability to us, as we had never been through the selling process before. At the end when things looked as though they were unraveling a bit he was on top of it and helped us through the difficulty with both sides ultimately satisfied with the outcome.
We would highly recommend this team, we were more than happy.
Walt and Pam Longfellow