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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 6.50 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.
WILLIAM GALLITTO III is an attorney with Bergen & Parkinson, LLC. As a member of the civil litigation practice group, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases. Prior to joining Bergen & Parkinson, LLC, he worked in Boston at one of New England’s largest plaintiff law firms where he represented victims of toxic exposures, primarily victims of asbestos exposure who developed mesothelioma and lung cancer. He also defended complex product liability cases in state and federal courts across New England, while practicing at a regional civil litigation law firm in Boston. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from New England School of Law in Boston, where he served as a technical editor of the New England Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He is admitted to the bars of the Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut state and federal courts.
TUDOR GOLDSMITH is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Probate Litigation practice groups at Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry, in Portland, Maine. Prior to joining Jensen Baird, she clerked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Ms. Goldsmith is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts. She earned her B.A. degree from Hamilton College and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law. Ms. Goldsmith is on the board of the Maine Estate Planning Council.
MILES C. HUNT is an attorney with Epstein & O'Donovan, LLP, having joined the firm in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hunt practiced in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and elder law at a small Western Maine firm. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College and his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. Mr. Hunt's principal areas of practice are estate planning and probate administration. He is very active in local non-profit organizations. Mr. Hunt is currently serving as chairman of the Board of Directors for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. In addition to serving on this board, Mr. Hunt serves on the Foundation Committee. He also serves on the Maine Probate Rules Committee and is a member of the Maine Estate Planning Council. Mr. Hunt speaks regularly on the subjects of estate planning, trusts and probate administration.
JENNIFER L. KRUSZEWSKI is a partner with Epstein & O'Donovan, LLP, where she focuses her practice on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and probate litigation. She is a frequent speaker on estate planning, estate administration, charitable giving and other related topics. Ms. Kruszewski is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the Cumberland County Bar Association, and is a member and a past president of the Maine Estate Planning Council. She is included in the 2019 list of The Best Lawyers in America for the practice area of trusts and estates. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. After serving as an AmeriCorps member and the coordinator of an AmeriCorps program assisting elderly persons and adults with disabilities, Ms. Kruszewski earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law. Pursuing a passion for tax law, Ms. Kruszewski earned her LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.