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Yvonne Brady

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Yvonne, our receptionist, has been with us since 2007 and has established a friendly and familiar rapport with our clients, firm families, couriers, and anyone who might walk through our door or call our office. When not on the phone or greeting clients, she keeps very busy with numerous tasks necessary to keep the office organized and running smoothly.


Celeste Charland

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Celeste has been working with Hopkinson & Abbondanza since December 2006, as an assistant to Rick Abbondanza and Jim Hopkinson in the Estate Planning department. Celeste comes to us from a local title company where she was the Closing Coordinator for two years. She grew up and continues to reside in Biddeford, Maine with her family. 


Erin Hall

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Erin joined us in May 2015 as our Funding Coordinator. She graduated in May 2015 from Temple University, Fox School of Business with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems. During her undergraduate career, she spent two years interning with Philadelphia VIP, a non-profit legal services provider for low-income Philadelphians, which is where she gained an interest in law. Erin hopes to attend law school in the next couple of years.


Nancy Milton Heath

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Nancy has worked for prominent attorneys in the Portland area since 1985 and brings extensive commercial real estate, corporate and business law experience to Hopkinson & Abbondanza. She earned her Paralegal Certificate from the University of Southern Maine in 1984, and passed the National Association of Paralegal Association’s Exam in May of 1990 and went on to further pass the Real Estate Specialty Exam in February of 1992. Nancy holds an Individual Title Insurance Agent Producer’s License and has been writing title insurance since 1989. In addition to being a Notary Public, Nancy has been a Dedimus Justice since 2008. Nancy also enjoys her services to the City of Westbrook, by serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Nancy is a member of the New England Land Title Association, the National Association of Paralegals and the Maine Women’s Network. Nancy enjoys her volunteer work at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and serving her Church in the Children’s Ministry. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and is married to her husband, Mike, and they have two grown sons, Scott and Kyle.


Diane Jackson

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Diane Jackson has worked with us as a paralegal since 2003. In addition to handling the residential real estate work for the office, she is also the Bath office coordinator. Diane graduated from Andover College in 1994 where she received her Associates in Applied Science, majoring in Paralegal Studies with a concentration in Accounting. She has attained certification with the National Association of Legal Assistants, Certified Legal Assistant Program upon successful completion of national comprehensive two-day examination which included: Verbal and written communication skills, judgement and analytical abilities, ethics, human relations, legal terminology, legal research, substantive law and procedural law. Diane has, for the past twenty years, focused on: Wills, Trusts, Estate Administration and Business Organizations, with a primary focus in Real Estate. She has been a Notary Public since 1997. In her spare time, Diane enjoys going to camp, riding ATV's, Dune Buggy's, Harley's, visiting Florida and spending time with family and friends.


Pamela Kemp

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Pamela Boudreau Kemp comes to Hopkinson & Abbondanza after 24 years in corporate and agency marketing. Pam was a founding and managing partner at Kemp Goldberg Partners Advertising and Public Relations agency for over nine years, and before that a senior account manager at Perry Banks Kemp Advertising for ten years.

At KGP, Pam supervised operations in the production, human resource, finance and administrative departments. She developed all agency policy, developed timelines and budgets and oversaw process improvement and implementation of all agency functions.

Prior to her 19-year agency tenure, Pam was a designer and production manager at Hannaford Bros. Co., in-house advertising department in Scarborough, Maine.

As Office Manager for Hopkinson and Abbondanza, Pam brings her business experience to manage the banking, receivables, payables, billing, payroll and 401K-plan functions, as well as human resources.

She is also responsible for working with the company IT providers and managing all other vendor relationships. Pam served on the board of the Portland Harbor Museum and is an honors graduate of the University of Southern Maine. Her personal interests include hiking, kayaking, gardening, traveling, painting, her husband, two wonderful children and two rescue dogs!


Jacqueline Kennagh

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Jacki, our Real Estate Title Examiner researches real estate for our residential, commercial and litigation departments.

She graduated from Husson University in 1993, and joined the firm in September 1998.

 


Elaine Orser

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Elaine is a 1988 graduate of Newbury College with an Associates Degree in Accounting and also received her Paralegal Certificate from Becker College in 2000. She has worked at law firms as a paralegal in both Massachusetts and Maine, and held positions as Bookkeeper at other companies. She resides in Moody Beach, Maine with her husband. She enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time at the beach with her extended family.


Chelsea Pottle

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Chelsea has been with the firm since January 2013, as an assistant to Jim Hopkinson and Rick Abbondanza in the estate planning department.   She also assists with real estate and corporate matters and serves as a notary public. Chelsea was born and raised in Southport, Maine and currently resides in Standish with her son, Ryder.

 


Linda Porter

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Linda joined H&A in May of 2015 after taking several years off from a 20+ year career as a legal assistant in Portland and is now the primary contact for corporate clients in both our Portland and Bath offices.  Linda attended the University of Maine where she majored in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting.  Linda works directly with clients and also acts as a liaison between clients and attorneys to ensure client needs and requests are met quickly and efficiently.  Linda’s primary responsibilities include preparing and filing documentation for entity formation, qualification, maintenance, merger, dissolution or cancellation of corporations, limited liability companies, family limited partnerships and other business entities.  Linda’s hobbies include gardening, photography, boating and preparing gourmet meals for her family.  


Robert Smith

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As the self-titled File Clerk Extraordinaire, Bob Smith keeps our office running smoothly. Bob is responsible for opening and maintaining the real estate files, ordering mortgage loan inspections, ordering supplies, maintaining the schedule for our title abstractors and keeping track of all of our files.  Bob is always there when you need him and we don't know how we ever managed without him. Employed since November 1998.


Lauren Thacker

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Lauren joined us in December of 2016 as a Legal Assistant. She is a 2016 graduate from Wheaton College (MA) with a B.A. in European History and a minor in Sociology. While at Wheaton, she worked in her school’s Archival Library and studied abroad in Athens, Greece, where she gained an interest in research and law.


 



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