Richard A. Shinay

Rick Shinay has devoted his entire professional career to the practice of real estate law and related areas. From 1981 to 1985, Rick was Branch Manager and State Counsel for the Portland, Maine office of Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation where he developed extensive expertise in real estate title and conveyancing matters and title insurance underwriting in a wide variety of commercial and residential transactions.

Since joining Drummond Woodsum in 1985, Rick has represented individuals and businesses, developers and lenders, as well as many of the firm's municipal and school clients, in all aspects of real estate law in connection with the acquisition, development, financing and sale of real estate.

In addition, Rick has particular expertise in the creation and operation of condominiums and planned unit developments and also provides assistance to clients seeking to preserve land through the use of conservation easements and other similar land preservation techniques.

Rick's prior work with Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation also provided him with unique skills in the area of title insurance matters and, in that regard, Rick serves as President of Classic Title Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Drummond Woodsum, where he oversees the issuance of title insurance in residential and commercial transactions.

Rick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the category of Real Estate Law. In addition he is included in Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an independent guide to the top lawyers in the United States, in recognition of his expertise in Real Estate Law. 


  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law (1980)
  • A.B. (History and Economics), Boston College (1977)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Maine

Contact Richard A. Shinay

Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way
Suite 600
Portland, Maine  04101
Phone: 207-772-1941 ext. 582
Fax: 207-772-3627


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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