Kurt E. Klebe

Kurt E. Klebe: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Kurt E. Klebe specializes in all aspects of estate planning, probate administration and trust administration as well as tax planning and charitable gift planning for individuals and nonprofit entities. Kurt also serves on the Planned Giving Committees of numerous charitable organizations. He is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, and recently served on the Maine Bar Association's Uniform Trust Committee in its efforts to review and update Maine's law governing trust administration.
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Biography

Kurt E. Klebe focuses his practice in all aspects of estate planning, probate administration and trust administration as well as tax planning and charitable gift planning for individuals and nonprofit entities. Kurt served as the Chair of the Private Clients Group for more than 10 years. He is currently the Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Group. He also serves on the Planned Giving Committees of numerous charitable organizations. He is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, and recently served on the Maine Bar Association's Uniform Trust Committee in its efforts to review and update Maine's law governing trust administration.

Kurt has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in the practice of Trusts and Estates and has been elected as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2015 Portland, Maine Litigation -
Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth under Private Wealth Law
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Litigation - Trusts and
Estates, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Estate Planning & Probate and Nonprofit Organizations

Public Service

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Chair, Board of Trustees
Secretary, Board of Trustees, Maine Medical Center (2003-present)
Trustee, Maine Preservation Board
Trustee, Portland Symphony Orchestra (2004-present)
Director, PortTix (2006-present)
Member, Alumni Board of the University of Maine School of Law
Secretary, Board of Trustees, MaineHealth (2003-2005)
Trustee, Rippleffect, Inc. (1999-2004)
Director, Falmouth Education Foundation (1998-2003)
Director, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (1996-1999)

Highlights

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2017.

Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Experience

Estate Representation: Conservation Easement Amendment

Our attorneys represented an estate in its negotiations to amend a conservation easement on a large ocean front property in Scarborough, ME.

News

June 28, 2016

Verrill Dana Attorneys Ranked in Inaugural Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

Press Releases

Kurt E. Klebe, Mary McQuillen

August 21, 2014

Verrill Dana Attorneys in Nine Practice Areas Named “Lawyers of the Year”

Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz, Lisa S. Boehm, Juliet T. Browne, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Kurt E. Klebe, William C. Knowles, David E. Warren, Karen Frink Wolf

November 10, 2011

Kurt Klebe to Serve as Chair of Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Board of Trustees

Press Releases

Kurt E. Klebe

May 12, 2009

Verrill Dana Introduces Probate Litigation Group

Press Releases

William C. Knowles, Jacqueline W. Rider, Kurt E. Klebe

Publications

November 4, 2016

IRS Announces 2017 Inflation-Adjusted Gift and Estate Tax Figures

Alerts and Newsletters

November 4, 2016

The Latest IRS Attack on Family Business Succession

Alerts and Newsletters

Michael Fay and Sarah Grandfield

of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Public Service

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Chair, Board of Trustees
Secretary, Board of Trustees, Maine Medical Center (2003-present)
Trustee, Maine Preservation Board
Trustee, Portland Symphony Orchestra (2004-present)
Director, PortTix (2006-present)
Member, Alumni Board of the University of Maine School of Law
Secretary, Board of Trustees, MaineHealth (2003-2005)
Trustee, Rippleffect, Inc. (1999-2004)
Director, Falmouth Education Foundation (1998-2003)
Director, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (1996-1999)

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ? under Trusts & Estates, Litigation - Trusts& Estates and Non-Profit/Charities Law Selectedby peersfor inclusion inNew England Super Lawyers? under Estate Planning& Probate and Non-Profit.com

Experience

Estate Representation: Conservation Easement Amendment

Our attorneys represented an estate in its negotiations to amend a conservation easement on a large ocean front property in Scarborough, ME.

News

November 10, 2011 Kurt Klebe to Serve as Chair of Maine Coast Heritage Trust's Board of Trustees
Press Releases

Kurt E. Klebe

May 12, 2009 Verrill Dana Introduces Probate Litigation Group
Press Releases

William C. Knowles , Jacqueline W. Rider , Kurt E. Klebe.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Probate Litigation
  • Higher Education
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Private Clients & Fiduciary Services

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4806  Phone
(207) 253-4807  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/kklebe
University Attended:
Williams College, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1994
Year of First admission:
1995
Admission:
1998, U.S. Tax Court; 1995, Maine
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

ISLN:
910055978

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