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Donald R. Furman Jr.

Managing Partner

A practicing attorney for more than four decades, Donald R. Furman has successfully integrated both the financial and legal implications of his clients’ business and personal matters into a law practice focused on individuals as well as large U.S. and foreign corporations.

With significant experience in litigation and appellate advocacy, he has appeared multiple times before federal and state administrative bodies, trial and appellate forums. His specialties include the analysis, preparation and defense of complex federal and state tax documents and filings – from individual and business, income and estate to civil and criminal tax appeals and the management of audits. He negotiates and resolves the full complement of business disputes, from those involving family enterprises to organizations governed by public stock ownership.

Over the years, Donald has counseled clients on matters involving intangible transfers, ownership and development issues in software plus the planning for various contingencies affecting individuals and their commercial interests. These include documentation analysis, succession planning, executive estate planning and separation issues along with buy-outs and takeovers that have been instigated by third parties.

His commercial and individual real estate representation includes commercial lease preparation and review, litigation involving landlords and tenants, real estate transfers and condominium matters (associations and unit owners) as well as tax assessment abatement issues. He has also been an arbitrator and advocate in addition to serving on medical malpractice tribunals and as a trustee on condominium governing boards.

Early on in his career, Donald served as a tax attorney for a large multi-national accounting firm. This foundational experience helped to frame his multidisciplinary approach that provides clients with a more economical option to their legal needs from counsel who can offer a breadth of essential specialties.

Practice Areas:

Specific Expertise:

  • Taxes

    Commercial and Residential Real Estate

    Estate Planning

    Personal Injury

    Federal and State Appellate Matters

Education and Training:

  • LL.M Taxation
    Boston University School of Law
    1985

    J.D.
    Oklahoma City University School of Law
    1975

    B.A.
    Belmont Abbey College
    1971

    Advanced Coursework (Business and Accounting)
    Husson College, Bentley University, University of Massachusetts

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire, 2004

    Massachusetts, 1984

    Maine, 1981

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member – Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Boston and York County (Maine) Bar Associations

    Member – Court of Veterans Appeals Bar Association

Community:

  • Commissioner, Member, Rules Committee – Maine Saco River Corridor Commission

    Member, Board of Directors – Saco-Biddeford Chamber of Commerce

    Member – Zoning Board of Appeals, City of Biddeford (ME)

    Board Member – Ever After Mustang Ranch

    Board Member – Engine Art Gallery, Biddeford Maine

    Of Counsel – New England Labrador Retriever Rescue