The Law Offices of Robert E. Danielson

About Us

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Approachable - Knowlegeable - Responsive


We opened our doors in 1994 under the guidance of Robert E. Danielson, Esq. and have been perfecting our approach ever since.

We pride ourselves on being approachable, knowledgeable and responsive. We offer personalized concierge legal services in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate, land use, corporate law, contracts and commercial finance.

Our entire legal team is skilled in all areas of our practice and work to keep you informed every step of the way. When you partner with the Law Off ices of Robert E. Danielson, you can be confident you’re getting an excellent value for your time and money.


In 1994, after 10 years of practicing with large law firms in New York and Massachusetts, Robert left the bright lights of the city for the cobblestone streets of Portland, Maine. Having family in Maine it was a natural place for work/life balance.

Since the beginning, Attorney Daneielson’s intention has been to provide personalized concierge legal services to the good people of Maine. Having his own practice has allowed him to be hands-on with his clients’ matters and to charge significantly less than big-city firms.

Early in his career, Robert gained experience in many areas of law including bankruptcies and foreclosures, but quickly became disillusioned with processes that often resulted in winners and losers. His work is now centered around matters that lead to positive outcomes for all parties involved. Over the years, he’s compiled a team of very smart, hard-working individuals who aid in supporting clients with small business organizational and succession planning (including conveyancing, corporate law, contracts, commercial finance, probate, wills, etc.) as well as trusts and estate administration. They also have extensive experience in real estate, land use, title, leasing and zoning law.

Attorney Danielson is also principal and president of Old Port Title, an independent title company serving commercial and residential clients throughout Maine, and he enjoys frequently lecturing on issues of estate planning, land use and real estate.


Robert Danielson graduated from Boston College, cum laude, in 1980, and received his juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law, New York, New York in 1983. He is a member in good standing of the New York, Massachusetts, and Maine State Bars.

Outside of work, he has found great joy in giving back to our community.

He’s a member of the Maine Estate Planning Council, the Maine Title Bar, and the Mercy Hospital Planned Giving Committee.

He has served as president of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and president of the Maine Philanthropy Center, which acts as the clearing house for all grant makers and donor recipients. It was wonderfully satisfying to provide a service that united the grant makers and grant receivers to allow for more philanthropic dollars to flow through the state of Maine.

For the past six years, Attorney Danielson has served on the board, including as chair for the past 2 years, of the Piper Shores Continuing Care Retirement Community, which has allowed him to set policy for the residents and has led to many wonderful friendships.

One of the most rewarding aspects of his life has been serving as a Rotarian. Rotary’s motto is ‘service above self’, and he has found his service to the community to be most gratifying.


Lynn Mistretta is a transactional lawyer, practicing extensively in corporate, commercial, real estate, and aviation law. Lynn represents a variety of clients in a broad range of commercial matters. Her areas of practice include business start-ups, choice of entity counseling, structuring, contract negotiation, asset and stock acquisitions, restructurings, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting.

Lynn handles real estate transactions for her clients, including sales and purchases of real estate for both sellers and buyers, as well as lease transactions on behalf of both landlords and tenants. She also represents various banks, lending institutions, and borrowers in the negotiation and implementation of the most complex asset-based and real estate loan transactions.

A significant portion of Lynn’s practice includes representing various clients in general aviation law as well. She handles purchases and sales of aircraft, ACMI and Dry Lease agreements, and FAR Part 91 and 135 issues.

Lynn is general counsel to several small and mid-sized companies. She acts as point-person for all legal needs of her clients, and coordinates with other attorneys in the firm and outside the firm on all manner of issues. Lynn is not only her clients’ legal advisor; her role has grown over the years into the role of counselor, advising on a full range of issues that demand a practical approach and a balance of business and legal considerations.


Juris Doctorate, Villanova Law School, 1987
B.A. Psychology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, 1983


United States District Court for the District of Maine


Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association


Toni Berube is an Associate Attorney specializing in real estate transactions. Prior to joining the firm, Toni worked as a litigation attorney outside Boston gaining experience in civil litigation, real property disputes, landlord-tenant litigation, zoning, and appeals. Toni holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Liberty University where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Juris Doctor from New England Law Boston where she was a recipient of the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Honors Merit Scholarship. Toni is admitted to practice in both Maine and Massachusetts. Born in Presque Isle, Maine and raised in York County, Toni is a proud “Mainer” who looks forward to serving clients and pursuing her passion in her home state.


Michelle joined the Law Office of Robert E. Danielson in 2004 to assist with corporation formation/compliance matters, estate planning and trust and estate administration. Her clients describe her as compassionate and caring, and she finds satisfaction in helping families through difficult times.

She is especially good at addressing the unique situations and challenges that come with each case.

Michelle graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and environmental science. She worked for many years in the environmental compliance field before obtaining her Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law. She has worked in probate administration and estate planning since 1995. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor exploration and competitive figure skating.