Karen B. Lovell has been assisting clients with estate administration and with personal planning since 1979. She works with individuals, couples and families to develop and implement plans that address issues such as business succession, tax minimization, continuing family ownership of vacation properties, blended and nontraditional families, and ongoing financial oversight for inheritances passing to children or to incapacitated adults. Karen helps her clients address and resolve the challenges and controversies that often arise after a death occurs, and to avoid those situations through effective planning.Community InvolvementCorporator, Saco & Biddeford Savings InstitutionMember, Board of Trustees, Thornton Academy, Saco, Maine, 1996 –present; Vice President, 2014 –presentAdjunct Professor, Trusts & Estates, University of Maine School of Law, 2007Adjunct Instructor, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Paralegal Certificate Course, York County Community College, 2005 –2007CareerA.B. University of Michigan, 1970J.D. University of Maine School of Law, 1979Smith & Elliott, Saco, Maine, 1979 — 1995Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, Portland, Maine, 1995 — 2015Honors & AwardsFellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2006 — Maine State Chair, 2012 —Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates and Tax Law, 2005(?) —Martindale-Hubbell AV rated.
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2006 — Maine State Chair, 2012 —Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates and Tax Law, 2005(?) —Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. Member: Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, 1998 – 2004; Board Chair, 2003-2004Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar, Fee Arbitration Commission, 1995- 2001; Panel Chair, 1998 -2001Fellow, Maine Bar FoundationMaine Estate Planning CounselPublic Administrator for York County (Gubernatorial Appointment —- 1989 – present)Maine State Bar AssociationYork County Bar Association.