John Paul Erler

Jack Erler represents youth camps including boys, girls, co-ed, resident, day and trip camps, and non-profit, agency, religious and private for-profit camps in all aspects of youth camp operation including issues related to children, employment, health and safety, regulatory compliance, organizational structure, land use, environmental, tax, purchase and sale transactions and transition planning. He represents Maine Camp Experience, a group of private children's camps.  In addition, Jack represents Maine Summer Camps, the State wide non-profit organizations of youth camps. He also lobbies for the Maine Youth Camp Association, the policy arm of Maine Summer Camps.

Jack also works with businesses, quasi public and non profit entities to solve complex legal problems in corporate, commercial, property taxation, environmental and land use matters. His clients include businesses and individuals in the forestry, manufacturing and service sectors. Jack has extensive experience in conservation easements with a particular emphasis in protection of commercial forest land.  He represents the Land Trust of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM).

Jack provides alternative dispute resolution services to individuals, businesses, insurers, governmental and non-profit entities; helping them find fair and legally sound resolutions to disputes. He is a trained and experienced mediator, facilitator and arbitrator. He is a qualified Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Service (CADRES) mediator in general civil, environmental and land use cases. He is a rostered neutral in the Maine Superior Court’s civil litigation alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program. Jack is the principal of CTResolution™.


  • Advanced Mediation Training, Harvard University, 2001
  • J.D., University of Connecticut Law School, 1968, cum laude
  • B.A. in Psychology, Grinnell College, 1961

Contact John Paul Erler

Curtis Thaxter LLC
One Canal Plaza, Suite 1000
PO Box 7320
Portland, Maine  04112-7320
Phone: 207.774.9000, ext. 258
Fax: 207.775.0612


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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