Jim Hopkinson has been serving clients in Maine since 1983. His primary areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, Medicaid planning and business planning. Jim works with individuals and businesses in the purchase, sale, financing and closing of real estate transactions and works with lenders in documenting and closing loan transactions. He works with owners of investment properties in structuring and documenting 1031 tax free exchanges. Jim also works with his clients in developing a personalized estate plan to achieve his clients goals and works collaboratively with the client’s advisors to ensure the estate plan design works.
Jim received his BA from Bates College, Magna Cum Laude and his JD from the University of Maine School of Law. Jim is a frequent lecturer to real estate and financial professionals and regularly provides educational opportunities to the general public.
Jim serves on the Bath, Maine planning board where he is vice-chair. Jim is a member of the Maine Bar Association, Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, NTSB Bar Association, Wealth Counsel, National Business Aviation Association, National Association of Elderlaw Attorneys and is a Panel Attorney for the Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association. Jim is admitted to practice in all Maine Courts, US District Court for the District of Maine and the US Tax Court.
Jim and his wife, Susan, enjoy weekends at their camp on the west branch of the Kennebec River in Taunton and Raynham Township, travelling, boating, fishing and hiking. Jim is a pilot with over 3200 hours and holds a commercial pilot license with multi engine and instrument ratings. He owns a Cessna Turbo Centurion (T-210) which he and Susan use on weekend trips, visits to family in Colorado or vacationing and island hopping in the Bahamas and Caribbean.