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This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course may receive up to 6.0 hours of self-study CLE credit. No more than 5.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period. Attorneys may not earn ethics or harassment and discrimination credit with self-study.
STEVEN E. COPE is a managing member and principal attorney in the Cope Law Firm, founded in Portland, Maine, successor to Cope and Cope, P.A. He maintains a general practice, with emphases in business and consumer bankruptcy, business transactions and organizations, commercial law, and creditor/debtor practice and litigation. Mr. Cope is a member of the American, Maine State and Cumberland County bar associations; and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. Mr. Cope is admitted to practice before the bars of the State of Maine and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and continues to maintain active status in both jurisdictions.
JOHN DOYLE is an attorney with Marcus, Clegg, Bals & Rosenthal, P.A., where he represents clients on a wide range of business and transactional matters. Prior to joining Marcus Clegg, Mr. Doyle worked in the corporate and securities group of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, DC; as General Counsel to several early-stage technology companies; and as Deputy Counsel to Maine's Governor. Mr. Doyle is admitted to practice in Maine, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He earned his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.
KEVIN R. HALEY is a partner with Brann & Isaacson, whose practice includes trademark and copyright matters, privacy and data security counseling, commercial transactions, and trade regulation. He is a member of the Maine State (member, Intellectual Property Section) and American bar associations. Mr. Haley is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maine School of Law, as well as a member of the International Trademark Association Roundtable Faculty, and L.L. Bean, Inc. designated representative to the International Trademark Association. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College, and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law.
JAMIE E.T. SZAL is an attorney with Brann & Isaacson where she focuses her practice on assisting businesses in all aspects of state and local tax controversy, from regulatory and administrative proceedings through civil litigation. Ms. Szal worked at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue where she focused on complex tax issues facing corporations and pass-through entities. She is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Ms. Szal earned her B.A. degree, with highest honors, from Trinity College; J.D. degree from Northeastern University School of Law; and LL.M. degree, with distinction, in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She also earned a certificate in state and local taxation, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Szal is also trained in mediation.
ALI TOZIER is an attorney with Murray Plumb & Murray where she practices in the areas of employment law and litigation. She received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law. Ms. Tozier is the elected district representative for Maine and Vermont for the American Bar Association, and was elected to be chair of the New Lawyers Section of the Maine Bar Association starting January 2019. She is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts and Federal Courts.