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Andrew Sarapas

Andrew Sarapas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Maine
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Summary

Andrew (Andy) Sarapas is a Member of the Rockland, Maine law firm, Strout & Payson, P.A. Andy practices bankruptcy and real estate law, helping individuals and businesses in the Midcoast and Greater Portland, Maine regions resolve financial difficulties through workouts and in bankruptcy proceedings. Andy has served as lead counsel to debtors, committees and trustees in small to large Chapter 11 cases, and has assisted hundreds of clients in Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies. He has also brought to successful resolution many real property disputes that become complicated when defective title and mortgage issues come to light in bankruptcy cases.

Before joining Strout & Payson, Andy was a partner at a major Portland, Maine law firm, and later an attorney at one of Maine’s leading consumer law firms. When faced with financial problems or bankruptcy litigation, many clients and their state law attorneys rely on Andy’s expertise for solutions to the complex family, property, tax, municipal tax, and many other legal issues that can arise simultaneously in bankruptcy and adversary proceedings. Other lawyers have called Andy the “go-to” person for bankruptcy and real estate cases because of his track record for successfully concluding matters not only through negotiation and litigation where needed, but often in the practical and efficient approach he is known to use for problem solving.

Andy was raised examining titles in various registries of deeds, and later learned to process loans, underwrite title insurance policies, and conduct loan closings for residential and commercial loan projects, having worked in that field before, during and after law school. Andy also served as judicial law clerk for the Maine Superior Court upon graduating from law school.

Education
University of Maine School of Law
J.D. (1998) | Law
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Honors: Summa cum laude; American Bankruptcy Institute Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy; West Scholastic Achievement Award in Real Estate Law; Wernick Prize for Legal Writing
Universite de Dijon
Licence d’anglais; Certificat d’Etudes Françaises, 2ème degré (1982) | French and English
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Honors: Mention: Bien
Clark University
B.A. (1980) | English
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Honors: cum laude, with Highest Honors in English; Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Experience
Judicial Law Clerk
Maine Superior Court
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Judicial Profile: Honorable Peter G. Cary, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Maine
FEDERAL BAR JOURNAL
Les droits des personnes handicapées dans le domaine des transports européens
REVUE DU MARCHE COMMUN ET DE L’UNION EUROPEENNE 395
Amending Maine's Plain Language Law to Ensure Complete Disclosure to Consumers Signing Arbitration Contracts
MAINE LAW REVIEW (Volume 50, Number 1)
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar # 008715
Member
Current
Maine State Bar Association
Current
American Bankruptcy Institute
Current
Knox County Bar Association
Current
Waldo County Bar Association
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
1st Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Debit cards for bankruptcy clients, credit cards for other clients
Practice Area
  • Bankruptcy
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Strout & Payson, P.A.
Contact & Map
Strout & Payson, P.A.
10 Masonic Street
P.O. Box 248
ROCKLAND, ME 04841-0248
USA
Telephone: (207) 594-8400