Fred Bopp III

Fred Bopp III

Trusted Advisor to and Advocate for Individuals and Businesses
  • Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Bankruptcy ...
  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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Reviewed by S. M. April 25, 2020
Friendly, upfront and organized.
We have never had to hire an attorney for anything as most things in conflict we have been able to handle on our own. Our luck changed on this instance and was referred Mr. Bopp by a friend. The entire experience was great from start to finish. We were never in the dark and Fred was always up front. He kept us well informed throughout the entire process and in the end everything was resolved as he said it would be. There was no blown smoke or unrealistic expectations. It seemed calculated based on his experience and allowed us to have a great understanding of the process. Would highly recommend Fred to anyone needing legal advise or help. Very personal touch to the case and this helped keep stress down over the entire ordeal we were going through.
Reviewed by Joe F. March 27, 2020
Provided me with the best experience and outcome for my civil issues
My partner and I hired Mr. Fred Bopp, esq. to help us get out of a one-sided lease. Upon the initial meeting with Mr. Bopp, we were amazed by the level of service and care we were given. Mr. Bopp sat down with us for over an hour and went through every page of the lease. He thoroughly explained each section and gave his candid thoughts on them. He was able to reference many similar cases (some dating back decades) which were applicable to ours. We left the meeting with an definite sense of relief, knowing that we were in good hands. As the process progressed, Mr. Bopp negotiated with the other party on our behalf, drafted and reviewed multiple settlement agreements and ultimately got us the exact outcome we wanted. Mr. Bopp provides a level of service that you simply do not get with other professionals and attorneys.
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My legal practice has focused on significant complex commercial civil litigation and negotiations (for plaintiffs and defendants), the pursuit and enforcement of creditors' and debtors' rights and remedies, bankruptcies, reorganizations, insolvencies, liquidations, restructurings, receiverships, workouts, collections, contract review and negotiations, sale transactions, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and related matters in and out of state and federal court. I am a longstanding trusted legal advisor to banks, other financial institutions, lenders, businesses, asset acquirers and sellers, landlords, tenants, health care administrators, executives, and other individuals and entities. I am admitted in the state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, have appeared before the bankruptcy courts in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware, and New York, and have considerable experience representing clients in preference, fraudulent transfer, and director and officer litigation, creditors committee matters, trustee matters, relief from stay, claims allowance and disallowance, compensation, § 363 and receivership sales, Chapter 11 plan confirmation, and other bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy matters. I am AV Peer Review Rated for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards by Martindale-Hubbell and my peers have selected me for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, in the fields of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy. I am also a member of the American Arbitration Association National Panel.

Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights and Remedies
  • Complex Commercial Civil Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Zoom
  • FreeConferenceCall
  • GoToMeeting
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I normally work on an hourly basis, with a set hourly rate that is flexible, depending on the nature of the matter and certain other factors.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Hampshire
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1st Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
• Senior Member, Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights and Litigation Practice Groups
Perkins Thompson, P.A.
Former Co-Trustee of Firm’s 401(k) Plan; General Counsel; and Chair, Bankruptcy/Creditor and Debtor Rights Practice Group; served for many years as member of Executive, Recruiting, and Associate Development Committees.
Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (1989) | Law
Honors: Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt Law Review – Articles Editor 1988-1989; Archie B. Martin Memorial Medal; Edmund M. Morgan Prize; American Jurisprudence Awards
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Dartmouth College
B.A. | History
Activities: Officer, Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Debate Team
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Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland, Maine
The Best Lawyers in America
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored by The Best Lawyers in America with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
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Massachusetts State Bar  # 642071
- Current
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New Hampshire State Bar  # 13886
- Current
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Maine Bar  # 006829
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Activities: Bankruptcy & Reorganization Section and Consumer & Financial Institution Law Section
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American Bar Association  # 00210482
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Activities: Business Law Section, Section of Litigation, and Law Practice Division
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Articles & Publications
Trigild Deskbook: Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, 5th Edition
Deconstructing Preference Claims in Bankruptcy
Maine Bar Journal
To Reaffirm or Not to Reaffirm: Much Ado About Nothing or the Tempest
Maine Bar Journal
The Unwarranted Implication of a Warranty of Fitness in Commercial Leases: An Alternative Approach
Vanderbilt Law Review
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
141 Questions Answered
Q. In Maine, does majority rule on selling a property if 1 owner doesn't agree? There is nothing in the deed saying "yes"
A: The short answer is no. An owner must sign a deed transferring his or her interest in the property to the buyer for the transfer to be effective. A co-owner cannot transfer another owner's interest. If all owners cannot agree about what to do with the property, typically, these situations are resolved by bringing what is known as a partition action, in which the court can order the sale of the property, among other remedies, depending on the circumstances.
Q. A false lien was filed on property of our charity corporation. I need someone just request dismissal by the court.
A: I do not have all the necessary facts to enable me to advise you about this situation, but if you are interested in exploring these issues further with me, I would be happy to communicate with you first to make sure our firm does not have a conflict of interest. Please feel free to contact me via email at
Q. My husband has a mortgage on our house and his mother had to be a co borrower. She has since abandoned the house
A: As far as evicting her goes, bringing an eviction action (also known as a FED action) should only be necessary if she was either a tenant holding under a written lease or a tenant at will. It sounds like she voluntarily left the home and has no intention of returning. As far as her belongings are concerned, I would follow the same procedure as outlined here: (but I would not refer to her as a tenant or your husband as the landlord).
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Bopp & Guecia
121 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Telephone: (207) 846-6111
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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