Kurt E. Klebe

Partner
T: (207) 253-4806
  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Williams College (B.A., 1988)

Highlights

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Best Lawyers® 2015 Portland-ME Litigation – Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year.”
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AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.
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Selected for inclusion in the 2013 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars.

Biography

Kurt E. Klebe focuses his practice in all aspects of estate planning, probate administration and trust administration as well as tax planning and charitable gift planning for individuals and nonprofit entities. Kurt is the Chair of the Private Clients Group and Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Group. He also serves on the Planned Giving Committees of numerous charitable organizations. He is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics, and recently served on the Maine Bar Association's Uniform Trust Committee in its efforts to review and update Maine's law governing trust administration.

Kurt has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America© in the practice of Trusts and Estates and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Public Service

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Chair, Board of Trustees
Secretary, Board of Trustees, Maine Medical Center (2003-present)
Trustee, Maine Preservation Board
Trustee, Portland Symphony Orchestra (2004-present)
Director, PortTix (2006-present)
Member, Alumni Board of the University of Maine School of Law
Secretary, Board of Trustees, MaineHealth (2003-2005)
Trustee, Rippleffect, Inc. (1999-2004)
Director, Falmouth Education Foundation (1998-2003)
Director, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (1996-1999)

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., 1994)
  • Williams College (B.A., 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1995

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court, 1998

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2015 Portland, Maine Litigation – 
    Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Litigation - Trusts and 
    Estates, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers® under 
    Estate Planning & Probate and Non-Profit