Team

Barry J. Brown

Barry Brown brings a broad spectrum of practical business and tax advice to his clients.

He advises clients on Federal income, gift and estate tax matters, as well as Maine income, sales and property tax issues. He represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and Maine Revenue Services. He also handles appeals from these bodies to the courts. His estate planning practice includes simple and complex wills and trusts, and related matters.

He was born in Portland, Maine, and established his practice in 1986 after working at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) and then Peat Marwick Mitchell (now KPMG) upon graduation.

He is a speaker on college planning, business tax planning, and probate and estate planning for local radio programs and seminars. Barry is a member of the Maine State and American Bar Associations and the latter’s Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections.

Barry graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and received his law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord New Hampshire. He also earned a Masters degree in taxation from Boston University.

barry@barryjbrown.com


Rudy Labrecque

Rudy Labrecque brings a unique combination of assets to the practice: he has 8 years of public accounting experience working as a CPA doing both audit and tax work, and over 25 years of experience working in the private sector as controller and CFO for several local businesses.

Rudy has the accounting expertise to handle any business or personal tax problem, with the real life experience that brings a practical perspective to his work. Clients love working with Rudy because he’s friendly, helpful, nice and there is no question he can’t answer! He helps clients with technical issues as well as QuickBook basics, all with his patient and clear manner. Rudy’s a highly valued member of our team.

rudy@barryjbrown.com


Linda Sabourin

Linda Sabourin combines superior professionalism with a fresh and friendly attitude. Linda is helpful and always maintains a wonderful sense of humor  no matter what the issue, problem or challenge. With a background in legal/medical office management, she has worked as a paralegal in setting up corporations, LLC’s, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, leases and other contracts. Her superior organizational skills keep the office humming, and her attention to detail, when it comes to client service, is exceptional.

linda@barryjbrown.com


Susan Bassi Brown

Susan Bassi Brown brings over 20 years of practical experience as a CFO for small businesses to her work at the firm.  An MBA, Susan works on tax returns, but also takes care of internal communications and IT needs. During the year, Susan works as a consultant, specializing in software applications and human resources issues. During tax season, she works the “nights and weekends shift”, always happy to see April 15th arrive.

susan@barryjbrown.com

Attorney at Law
Tax & Estate Planning

This is still the guiding principle of the firm: to listen carefully and to develop individualized solutions that include both short and long-term thinking.

We are small, but we deliver consistent value to clients and have for more than 20 years.