Rendle A. Jones graduated from the University of Maine (B.A., Hist. & Gov.) ’63 and the University of Maine, School of Law (J.D.) ’67 where he was the managing editor of the Maine Law Review. He joined Gilbert Harmon, Esquire (1910-1998) the founder of Harmon, Jones & Sanford, LLP, in 1968 after helping establish a state-wide legal services agency. Since that time, he has been instrumental in maintaining the law firm as a highly regarded legal services provider and counselor in Knox County and the State of Maine.
Rendle's primary areas of practice include:● Business and Estate Planning● Probate and Trust Administration● Real Estate Transactions
A former President of the Knox County Bar Association and a Governor of the Maine State Bar Association, he is also a past Chairman of the Real Estate Section of the Maine State Bar Association. Rendle is a recipient of the Townsperson of Year award given by the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Rendle has been active in numerous community organizations and boards, frequently in a leadership capacity, including:.● Camden National Corporation (a bank holding company) (Past Chairman)● Penobscot Bay Healthcare (Past Chairman)● Camden Area YMCA (Director & Officer)● West Bay Rotary (a Paul Harris Fellow) (Director)● Camden Public Library (Past President)● Maine School Administrative District No. 28 (Past Chairman)● Camden Comprehensive Planning Committee (Past Chairman)● Camden Conference Director and Treasurer
Rendle lives in Camden with his wife, Pat, a retired local real estate agent. He enjoys reading, boating, gardening and skiing.
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Mr. Sanford's primary areas of practice include:● Serving as a mediator in complex civil litigation matters● Probate Litigation● Trust & Estate Administration● Estate Planning● Real Estate & business transactions● General Civil Practice
Mr. Sanford has been active in the community, including service on numerous boards including:● Camden Area YMCA● Northeast Health (former Chairman)● Camden Rotary Foundation (awarded Paul Harris Fellow)● Camden Public Library (Honorary Trustee after serving as President for many years)● Bay Chamber Concerts ● Owls Head Transportation Museum ● The Landing School
Mr. Sanford lives in Camden with his wife, Claire. They have four grown daughters, and fourteen grandchildren. His hobbies include reading, fly fishing, fine woodworking, and sailing in any exotic place on earth, most notably on his French & Webb custom boat along the shores of Penobscot Bay.
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Jim joined the firm as partner in 2019. He has been practicing law for close to 30 years, and he brings to the firm a breadth of experience and skill as an attorney.
Jim grew up in Rockport, graduating from Camden-Rockport High School in 1983; Yale University in 1987; and Columbia Law School in 1990.
Following graduation, Jim worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in New York and London. He then moved to J.P. Morgan, where he worked in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London, latterly as Head of Legal and Compliance for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region and as a member of the European Management Committee.
Jim returned to private practice in 1999 at London-based Herbert Smith, where he served as Global Head of U.S. Securities Law for 13 years and as Global Head of Capital Markets for seven years. Jim was then recruited to join international law firm Allen & Overy as head of U.S. Corporate Finance and a member of their London Executive Committee, based in London and Hong Kong.
After 25 years working abroad, Jim returned with his family to the U.S. , became a member of the Maine bar and formed a solo practice at Wickenden Law, LLC. During this time, he continued working in a privately-held real estate investment company, buying, selling, developing and managing properties in Switzerland, England, and the U.S.
Jim’s practice areas have been primarily Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Finance, advising major international corporations and investment banks. Currently, his principal practice areas include:● Commercial and residential real estate and related financing and dispute resolution● Estate planning and trust and estate administration● Business formation and small business purchases and sales.
Jim is admitted to practice law in Maine, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Outside of practicing law, Jim enjoys spending time with his family in Maine and the Caribbean and enjoys reading, writing, sailing and skiing.
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Alison Freeborn joined the Harmon, Jones & Sanford, LLP in 2023 as an attorney when she moved to Camden, Maine from Clearwater, Florida where she was born and raised. Alison is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, (A.B. History, 1987), and the University of Wisconsin Law School, (J.D., 1990). While at the University of Wisconsin she served as the Senior Note and Comment Editor for the Wisconsin International Law Journal.
During law school, Alison interned for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and served as a Clerk for the Honorable Robert R. Pekowsky, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin. After graduation, Alison practiced at McDermott, Will & Emery, a large Chicago law firm, and later at Burke, Bosselman & Weaver, a boutique litigation firm. In 1994, she returned to Florida to join her family’s law firm, focusing on transactional work including real estate and trust and estates planning and administration where she remained until moving to Maine.
Ms. Freeborn’s current practice is a general practice including real estate transactions, probate and trust matters, advising on business formation and a variety of civil disputes and litigation. She is licensed to practice in Maine, Florida and Illinois and has over 30 years of experience as an attorney.
Ms. Freeborn has served on various community boards including as a director at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, as President of the Junior League of Clearwater- Dunedin and as a Director of the Dunedin Public Library Foundation Board. She has served as attorney for the Downtown Dunedin Merchants Association. Since moving to Maine, Ms. Freeborn is a member of the Maine Women’s Network, the Camden Garden Club, and the Junior League of Portland, Maine.
Ms. Freeborn lives in Hope, Maine with her husband, Ed Harris and has two sons, a stepdaughter, stepson and three dogs. In her free time, Alison enjoys knitting, reading, writing, playing tennis, swimming, gardening and hiking.
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Mary ("Martie") Platt Cooper Serves Of Counsel to the firm. In 1999 she moved to Camden, Maine from Bethesda, Maryland where she was born and raised. Ms. Cooper graduated from the law school at Catholic University in Washington D.C. with top honors in 1993 and then served for 2 years as a law clerk to a United States District Court Judge in New Jersey. She then practiced for 4 years in the Washington, D.C. area before moving to Camden.
Annie moved to Maine in 2017 after becoming an empty nester. She has a background in retail banking which has been helpful in her role as bookkeeper and office manager. In her free time Annie loves to kayak, hike and bike with her husband, Adam and their dog, Lily.
Jennifer Farley has assisted Attorney Jack Sanford for close to 10 years. A Native “Mainer”, with long roots in Knox County, she is no stranger to all things Maine and all it has to offer. A Marine Science major with a concentration in (micro)biology and business administration minor she is right at home with the tasks and order of the office.
If Jen’s out of the office, she’s probably in Canada with her husband and their australian shepherd. If she’s not, she’s curled up with a book, knitting up something for someone, in her vegetable garden or off with her dog.
Judy Fuller is a Maine native. Born and raised in the Belfast area, she now lives in Liberty on Lake St. George. She is married to Norman. They have one son, Joshua.
Judy is a graduate of the University of Maine with a B.A. in English. She has a strong background in bookkeeping and accounting and puts both to use in her probate and trust work at Harmon, Jones & Sanford. She has been with the firm for over 20 years. She has also worked in investments and film production and served as First Selectman for the Town of Liberty. She is currently the Treasurer for the Liberty Library. Judy likes to cook, read and garden.
Karyn was introduced to Harmon, Jones & Sanford by Attorney Mary “Martie” Platt Cooper in 2014. Martie, while working with Karyn on a mutual project, recognized Karyn’s abilities, attention to detail, strong work ethic and humor, and knew she’d be a perfect fit for the firm.
Now Legal Assistant to James “Jim” Wickenden, Sr., Karyn’s primary focus is residential and commercial real estate, assisting both buyers and sellers of property in all facets of the buying and selling process. She has established excellent relationships with other law offices, real estate brokers and lenders in Midcoast Maine and beyond.
Karyn was born and raised in Camden into a family that goes back well over 15 generations in Maine. When not working Karyn and her husband can be found somewhere on a pond, entertaining family and friends, or creating some new project around their home and garden.