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Elliott R. Teel

Elliott R. Teel

Teel Law Office, LLC
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Estate Planning ...
  • Maine
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I provide legal services for individuals and small businesses throughout southern Maine. I offer legal analysis and litigation services on real property issues. I represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. For business owners I can assist with formation, contract and general consulting matters. For many matters I offer services at flat-rate pricing.

UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
J.D. (2006)
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St. Lawrence University
B.A. (1995) | Environmental Studies and Sociology
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Professional Experience
Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar  # 004222
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District of Columbia Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I offer several services at a flat rate - please see my website for more information.
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Intellectual Property
  • English
Legal Answers
Q. Rent to own contract question
A: I agree with Fred, but further, if the agreement was prepared in accordance with Maine's land installment contracts law, they can't simply evict you. I would suggest having an attorney review the agreement to clarify your rights.
Q. What are the rules about people walking on a beach that's owned by a private landowner?
A: If there are no easement rights to walk on the beach or any other basis for permission, then it is essentially trespassing. You need to be sure that the beach is part of the land that is owned, and that should be provided for in the property deed. No Trespassing signs can be posted, and even fencing to block access.
Q. I am in a lease/option contract. The owner and I have found a buyer and is under a contract. Doesn't that void mine?
A: More information is needed to really answer this question. The contract would need to be reviewed to determine if it was valid to begin with, or if there has been a breach.

Depending on the problem with the title, it may not be worth exercising your option right now.
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Teel Law Office
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142 High St
Suite 511
Portland, ME 04101
Telephone: (207) 228-1870