Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



RICHARD A. SHINAY

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207.253.0582 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Dori Lam




PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental & Natural Resources
Land Use & Conservation
Real Estate
Condominium & Community Association Practice

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1980

Boston College, A.B., 1977


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Assocation

Maine State Bar Association Title Standards Subcommittee of the Real Estate and Title Section

Cooperatives and Associations of Co-Owners, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
American Bar Association Committee on Condominiums


American Land Title Association

New England Land Title Association

Maine Land Title Association

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Legislative Committee


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Scarborough Long Range Planning Committee
  Member


Scarborough Economic Development Corporation
  Board Member


Scarborough Land Conservation Trust
  President


South Portland Planning Board
  Former Member and Chair


Scarborough Planning Board
  Former Member and Chair


Scarborough Open Space Committee
  Former Member and Co-Chair


Scarborough Growth and Services Committee
  Former Member and Co-Chair


Scarborough Comprehensive Plan Revision Committee
  Former Member and Chair


Portland Stage Company
  Former Trustee




PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental & Natural Resources
Land Use & Conservation
Real Estate
Condominium & Community Association Practice

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1980

Boston College, A.B., 1977


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Assocation

Maine State Bar Association Title Standards Subcommittee of the Real Estate and Title Section

Cooperatives and Associations of Co-Owners, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
American Bar Association Committee on Condominiums


American Land Title Association

New England Land Title Association

Maine Land Title Association

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Legislative Committee


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Scarborough Long Range Planning Committee
  Member


Scarborough Economic Development Corporation
  Board Member


Scarborough Land Conservation Trust
  President


South Portland Planning Board
  Former Member and Chair


Scarborough Planning Board
  Former Member and Chair


Scarborough Open Space Committee
  Former Member and Co-Chair


Scarborough Growth and Services Committee
  Former Member and Co-Chair


Scarborough Comprehensive Plan Revision Committee
  Former Member and Chair


Portland Stage Company
  Former Trustee




Rick Shinay has devoted his entire professional career to the practice of real estate law and related areas. From 1981 to 1985, Rick was Branch Manager and State Counsel for the Portland, Maine office of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation where he developed extensive expertise in real estate title and conveyancing matters and title insurance underwriting in a wide variety of commercial and residential transactions.

Since joining Drummond Woodsum in 1985, Rick has represented individuals and businesses, developers and lenders, as well as many of the firm's municipal and school clients, in all aspects of real estate law in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real estate.

In addition, Rick has particular expertise in the creation and operation of condominiums and planned unit developments and also provides assistance to clients seeking to preserve land through the use of conservation easements and other similar land preservation techniques.

Rick's prior work with Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation also provided him with unique skills in the area of title insurance matters and, in that regard, Rick serves as President of Classic Title Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Drummond Woodsum, where he oversees the issuance of title insurance in residential and commercial transactions.

Rick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the category of Real Estate Law. In addition he is included in Chambers USA, an independent guide to the top lawyers in the U.S., in recognition of his expertise in Real Estate Law.

AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA, Real Estate Law 2007-2018
  • New England Super Lawyers, Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning 2007-2010
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Real Estate
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
Rick Shinay has devoted his entire professional career to the practice of real estate law and related areas. From 1981 to 1985, Rick was Branch Manager and State Counsel for the Portland, Maine office of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation where he developed extensive expertise in real estate title and conveyancing matters and title insurance underwriting in a wide variety of commercial and residential transactions.

Since joining Drummond Woodsum in 1985, Rick has represented individuals and businesses, developers and lenders, as well as many of the firm's municipal and school clients, in all aspects of real estate law in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real estate.

In addition, Rick has particular expertise in the creation and operation of condominiums and planned unit developments and also provides assistance to clients seeking to preserve land through the use of conservation easements and other similar land preservation techniques.

Rick's prior work with Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation also provided him with unique skills in the area of title insurance matters and, in that regard, Rick serves as President of Classic Title Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Drummond Woodsum, where he oversees the issuance of title insurance in residential and commercial transactions.

Rick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the category of Real Estate Law. In addition he is included in Chambers USA, an independent guide to the top lawyers in the U.S., in recognition of his expertise in Real Estate Law.

AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA, Real Estate Law 2007-2018
  • New England Super Lawyers, Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning 2007-2010
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Real Estate
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Lawyer of the Year, Real Estate Law, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)




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