Jeffrey T. Piampiano


207.253.0522 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax

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

Assistant: Ann Stead


  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, J.D., 2000
  • University of Maine, M.S., 1996
  • Colgate University, A.B., 1993


  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Maine


  • Turnaround Management Association
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Maine State Bar Association


  • Cleaves Law Library Board of Directors (2002 - present)

Jeff Piampiano is a shareholder at Drummond Woodsum, and is a member of the Firm's Trial Services and Business Services Groups.

Since joining Drummond Woodsum in 2002, Jeff has represented numerous parties, including secured and unsecured creditors, debtors, and bankruptcy trustees, in commercial disputes before federal, state, and federal bankruptcy courts. In the bankruptcy context, Jeff has recently assisted clients both in the purchase and sale of assets out of bankruptcy estates, and in the successful reorganization of several New England-based businesses. For the two years prior to joining the firm, Jeff was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Rick T. Haselton of the Oregon Court of Appeals, from whom he gained valuable experience on issues relating to trial and appellate practice.

Beyond the courtroom, Jeff is a co-author, together with Benjamin Marcus, of a chapter discussing insolvency law in the U.S. in "Directors in the Twilight Zone II," published by the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (2005). Jeff also participated in a panel presentation to the Maine State Bar Association entitled, "Advising Businesses Dealing with Financially Troubled Customers - How to Limit Exposure to Preference Liability under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code," is the author of a law review article, "Coastal Erosion and the Risk of Liability for Coastal Land Developers," published in 4(2) J. Small & Emerging Business Law, 347 (summer 2000), and in 2014 authored a chapter on Spoliation and Preservation of Evidence in the MCLE publication "A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine."

Jeff has been listed in the New England Super Lawyers directory as a “Rising Star” in the category of Business and Corporate Law. He is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America as well as Chambers & Partners’ USA Guide, an independent international guide to the top business lawyers in the U.S.. He was selected for inclusion based on his expertise in the categories of Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Bankruptcy Litigation. Also, since 2014, Jeff has served as a private panel Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee in the District of Maine.


  • Budge v. Town of Millinocket
  • Growe v. Bedard


  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy (2013-2016)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2012-2016)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, Rising Star (2008-2011)
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy


  • Author, "Spoliation and Preservation of Evidence" A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine (MCLE 2014)
  • Co-Author, "Directors in the Twilight Zone II," International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals, chapter discussing corporate director liability in the Unites States (2nd edition 2005, 3rd edition 2009, 4th edition 2013)
  • Author, "Retirement Benefits: What You Should Know," Maine Townsman Magazine, (December 2012)
  • Author, "Coastal Erosion and the Risk of Liability for Coastal Land Developers," J. Small & Emerging Business Law, 347, 4(2) (2000)