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  • Bethel-based attorneys Kirk G. Siegel and Jarrod S. Crockett have announced the formation of a new law firm, Siegel & Crockett, P.C., effective Jan. 1, 2015. The firm will focus on real estate transactions and title examination, land disputes, land conservation and family land planning, business formation, estate planning, probate practice, and general litigation. Crockett and Siegel are currently renovating the “Young House” at 63 Main Street in Bethel, which previously housed Erin’s Café. The attorneys will operate at their existing location at 14 Main Street for the month of January until the improvements are complete.

    Crockett, an attorney with Hanley & Associates since 2008, is a former Maine legislator who was raised in Oxford County, graduated from Gould Academy, and served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer for several years. For his service in Afghanistan, Crockett received the Combat Infantryman Badge and a Bronze Star Medal; he continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves. Crockett graduated from Radford University followed by Appalachian School of Law and interned for U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe and Justice Thomas Delahanty II in the Maine Superior Court. Jarrod’s wife, Paige, is a legal assistant with the firm, and a former U.S. Field Director for Peace and Hope Trust, Inc., an international relief and development organization. They and their two children, Teddy and Jocelyn, live in Bethel.

    Also joining the new firm is Carol Bourque, who has worked as a paralegal for Attorneys Crockett and Siegel in their Bethel office for two years, following a 32-year career in the legal department at John Hancock Financial Services in Boston.

    Siegel has practiced real estate, title, and land conservation law for the last 15 years as a partner at Hanley & Associates in South Paris and Bethel and has served as counsel on complex land transactions from York to Aroostook counties. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and Dartmouth College. A resident of Albany Township, Siegel is a founder and former board chair of the Mahoosuc Land Trust and has served as a member of the Gould Academy Board of Trustees. Siegel is a volunteer ski coach, and he and his wife, Martha, are outdoor recreation advocates with the Bethel Outing Club and other local outdoor groups.

    Siegel and Crockett are currently notifying clients of their current firm, Hanley & Associates, of the Jan. 1 move to Siegel & Crockett. Clients may elect to maintain their files with either firm. Until that date, clients can contact Hanley & Associates at 207-743-4297 (South Paris) or 207-824-0717 (Bethel) if they have questions.

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