Elizabeth High, a principal with LeBlanc & Young, has been named the Portland, Maine Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for 2023 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. This is the fifth time Elizabeth has received this honor. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Eliza Nichols became a principal with the firm in July. The firm has also added a new attorney to its team. Parker Towle joined the firm in February 2022 after beginning his legal practice at a leading Boston law firm. Eliza and Parker assist individuals and families with their estate planning needs, including assisting clients with lifetime gifting strategies and gift and estate tax issues as well as trust and estate administrations.