LEWISTON — Law firm Brann & Isaacson added expertise to its practice with the naming of attorney Michael E. Carey to partner and the hiring of attorney William Townshend as an associate. The moves strengthen the firm’s offerings across multiple practice areas, including state and local tax, litigation and estate planning.

Michael E. Carey

As a partner, Carey’s practice will continue to focus on municipal law, the state and local taxation of information technology and telecommunications services, and civil litigation. He joined Brann & Isaacson in 2013 after serving four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, where his experience deepened his understanding of public sector finance and management.

Carey graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Dartmouth College. Fluent in Norwegian, he lived and studied in Norway in high school and college. He’s a member of the State of Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services.

William Townshend

Townshend will primarily work in the estate planning practice, but will also be involved in tax and corporate law. He joins Brann & Isaacson from Withersworldwide in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he advised clients on international and domestic estate planning, succession planning for family businesses and state and federal tax disputes.

Previously, he was an associate attorney at McLane Middleton in Woburn, Massachusetts, and served as a law clerk for the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the University of Virginia Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs from The George Washington University.


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