Bergen & Parkinson, LLC, in the past 15 years has grown from five to seventeen attorneys and has two office locations, Kennebunk and Saco. According to Durward Parkinson, Managing Partner, “ the firm is large enough that our attorneys can specialize in different areas of the law but small enough to maintain that hometown feel”. Bergen and Parkinson remains York County’s largest law firm, with many of its attorneys having worked in some of Maine’s largest firms.
Most recently, Bergen and Parkinson was a co-sponsor with Southern Maine Medical Center in hosting Ellen Goodman at Kennebunk Town Hall. Goodman is a Pulitzer Prize winning author and co-founder of The Conversation Project dedicated to facilitating discussions about end-of-life-care issues before it is too late. “Part of the challenge is getting families to talk openly and honestly about these issues while they are still able to do so”, said Christian L. Barner, a Bergen and Parkinson Partner who specializes in estate planning and trust administration. “We were very pleased with the turnout for this event. It is all about opening up the dialogue between family members” estate planning and probate administration attorney Milda A. Castner said. Heeding the message of the Conservation Project can be done by using the firm’s attorneys who specialize in estate planning and elder care. “We deal with elder care issues all the time”, Castner said. “These conversations are important to have with loved ones before they develop into a disagreement. We urge people to have a conversation about their end-of-life wishes and ideally turn them into a document.”
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