Fred Bopp III

Fred Bopp III

Trusted Advisor to and Advocate for Individuals and Businesses
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Bankruptcy ...
  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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My legal practice has focused on significant complex commercial civil litigation and negotiations (for plaintiffs and defendants), the pursuit and enforcement of creditors' and debtors' rights and remedies, bankruptcies, reorganizations, insolvencies, liquidations, restructurings, receiverships, workouts, collections, contract review and negotiations, sale transactions, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and related matters in and out of state and federal court. I am a longstanding trusted legal advisor to banks, other financial institutions, lenders, businesses, asset acquirers and sellers, landlords, tenants, health care administrators, executives, and other individuals and entities. I am admitted in the state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, have appeared before the bankruptcy courts in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware, and New York, and have considerable experience representing clients in preference, fraudulent transfer, and director and officer litigation, creditors committee matters, trustee matters, relief from stay, claims allowance and disallowance, compensation, § 363 and receivership sales, Chapter 11 plan confirmation, and other bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters. I am AV Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell and my peers have selected me for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy. I am also a member of the American Arbitration Association National Panel.

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt Law Review – Articles Editor 1988-1989; Archie B. Martin Memorial Medal; Edmund M. Morgan Prize; American Jurisprudence Awards
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Dartmouth College
B.A. | History
Activities: Officer, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Debate Team
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Professional Experience
• Senior Member, Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights and Litigation Practice Groups
Perkins Thompson, P.A.
Former Co-Trustee of Firm’s 401(k) Plan; General Counsel; and Chair, Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights Practice Group; served for many years as member of Executive, Recruiting, and Associate Development Committees.
Articles & Publications
Trigild Deskbook: Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, 5th Edition
Deconstructing Preference Claims in Bankruptcy
Maine Bar Journal
To Reaffirm or Not to Reaffirm: Much Ado About Nothing or the Tempest
Maine Bar Journal
The Unwarranted Implication of a Warranty of Fitness in Commercial Leases: An Alternative Approach
Vanderbilt Law Review
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland, Maine
The Best Lawyers in America
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored by The Best Lawyers in America with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 642071
- Current
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New Hampshire State Bar  # 13886
- Current
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Maine Bar  # 006829
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Activities: Bankruptcy & Reorganization Section and Consumer & Financial Institution Law Section
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American Bar Association  # 00210482
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Activities: Business Law Section, Section of Litigation, and Law Practice Division
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Hampshire
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1st Circuit
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I normally work on an hourly basis, with a set hourly rate that is flexible, depending on the nature of the matter and certain other factors.
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
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Arbitration & Mediation
Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights and Remedies
  • Complex Commercial Civil Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Looking for case re: a piece of property must be defined in such a way that it can be located on the face of the earth.
A: Here is one such Maine case, which cites three other decisions:

"The description must be such as to enable a person to identify the real estate and to apply the description to the face of the earth. The description of the real estate must be certain or refer to that by which it can be made certain. Warren v. Norwood, 138 Me. 180, 187, 24 A.2d 229; Hunt v. Latham, 121 Me. 303, 117 A. 94; Perry v. Lincolnville, 149 Me. 173, 177; 99 A.2d 294."

Gray v. Hutchins, 150 Me. 96, 103, 104 A.2d 423, 427 (1954).
Q. Hello can you tell me what typical commission fees would be on the sale of a 170 acre farm estate?
A: Typically, the commission fees would be in the range of 5-6%, but they may be negotiable. You should contact multiple brokers and ask what their commission fees would be.
Q. This may sound silly.. but last month I placed an order on and they weren't able to deliver it...
A: You should contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Maine Attorney General at (207) 626-8849 or (800) 436-2131 – toll-free in Maine.

The consumer information and mediation service accepts calls Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 – 12:00.

Best of luck. I know how frustrating these situations can be.
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Contact & Map
Bopp & Guecia
121 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Telephone: (207) 846-6111
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed