Downeast Law Associates, LLC

America's easternmost law firm.

We help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the legal issues they are facing; from corporate formations to contract reviews. We work with both individuals and businesses in real estate dealings and tax filing.

Other areas of practice include:

  • Contract Formation and Review
  • Real Estate Transactions 
  • Land Use
  • Legal Document Review
  • Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts)
  • Some probate matters
Business and Transactional Lawyers, Eastport, Maine

Practice Areas

Nonprofit Organizations: Formation and Compliance

If you are considering starting a nonprofit organization, we can walk you through the necessary steps, and prepare forms as they are needed.

If you already have a nonprofit organization, we can help you stay in compliance by filing your annual tax return and reviewing your policies, procedures, and transactions prior to acting. Please contact us to hear more of the options we offer, as there are many. 

Tax: Return Preparation, Tax Planning and IRS Issues

We can help with all types of tax preparation, especially business tax returns; whether you have a corporation, partnership, or you are self-employed.  

Tax planning is helpful, but especially helpful when you are considering a change in your current situation, or are considering leaving your job. Are you considering the purchase of a new home, or thinking of selling? All of these situations can impact your taxes. Our goal is to structure your transactions, in order to help you the most!

When you receive a notice from the IRS and don't know where to turn, come see us.  We can speak to the IRS on your behalf to help resolve your issue. 

Real Estate: Deeds, Transactions and Contracts

Are you planning to sell your home or business?  Do you want to transfer a deed to another person?  Let us help you with your transactions!

Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, and Planning

Do you have a will?  Would a trust make more sense for you?  We can help you understand the options, and get the proper documents in order to protect your assets for your heirs. 

We are ready to help you.
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Business and Transactional Lawyers Legal Team

Meet the team

Kryston and Howard met while in law school at the University of Maine School of Law. They both earned their Juris Doctor degrees and certificates in Business and Transactional Law. 

Kryston Lemay, Esq., MPPM

Managing Partner
Kryston specializes in nonprofit organizations and their unique needs. She has been working in nonprofit accounting for 20 years and also has a master's degree in Policy Planning and Management with a focus on nonprofit management.

Howard Pelkey, Esq., MBA

Managing Partner
Howard has 5 years of experience in insurance, personal, and commercial banking. He translated that experience into a Masters in Business Administration and a Juris Doctor degree by focusing on transactional law.

Vicki Brown

Office Manager
Vicki is a lifelong resident of Washington County, Maine, where she worked the last 33 years in healthcare finance and administration. Since retirement in December of 2023, she has been concentrating on spending time with her family and managing her farm.