Biography

Roger advises business enterprises and tax-exempt organizations involved in joint ventures, restructurings, bankruptcies, sale transactions and litigation.

He has extensive experience in representing secured creditors, debtors, trustees, creditors' committees, and landlords in Chapter 11 cases. He has also represented enterprises in the life sciences, technology, venture capital, health care, transportation (rail and road), timber, manufacturing, retail, banking and insurance industries. Roger is an effective counsellor to healthy organizations and fiduciaries (such as trustees and directors) by drawing on his experience in distress situations.

Roger is a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, and is a frequent speaker on commercial law.

Services / Industries

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Notes Editor, Maine Law Review
  • Bowdoin College  (A.B.)

Public Service

  • Volunteer High School Instructor, Credit Abuse Resistance Program (2015-present)
  • Board Member, Maine Bar Foundation (2012-present)
  • Chair, District of Maine Bankruptcy Rules Committee (2012-present)
  • Chair, University of Maine School of Law Board of Visitors (2014-present)
  • Board Member, University of Maine School of Law Board of Visitors (2012-present)
  • Campaign Cabinet Member, Campaign for Justice (2011-present)
  • Coach, Youth Basketball, Soccer, and Running, Falmouth, Maine
  • Chair, Stewardship Ministry of Foreside Community Church, Falmouth, Maine (2008-2010)
  • Board Member, Portland String Quartet (2000-2002)
  • Trustee, Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital (1996-1999)
  • Trustee, Naples Public Library (1995-1998)
  • Chair, Naples Planning Board (1987-1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association Fellow
  • Maine Justice Foundation
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2014)
  • Recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award by Maine Bar Foundation and Volunteer Lawyers Project for most hours on completed pro bono cases by an attorney in 2009
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2015 & 2018 Portland, Maine Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2012 Portland, Maine Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Bankruptcy: Business

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine