Law Court Upholds Trial Court Victory

Jensen Baird attorneys Brendan Rielly and Tudor Goldsmith successfully defended an appeal in the matter of Fiduciary Trust Co. et al. v. Manchester H. Wheeler Jr.  Our client is the rightful beneficiary of a trust.  A relative asked the court to declare that our client was not a trust beneficiary, on the grounds that a decades-old decision of the Maine Law Court disqualified her from being a beneficiary because she was adopted.  On appeal, Rielly and Goldsmith argued that the earlier Law Court decision spoke to completely different issues, and that our client was a trust beneficiary despite not being related by blood.  The Law Court agreed, and our client’s status as a trust beneficiary was upheld.