Star Ivy League basketball player. White House intern. High school teacher. Top law student.
Gregg Frame’s accomplishments began long before he became a lawyer. A Waterville native who graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College, Frame compiled an impressive resume prior to starting law school.
Frame started out his career as a teacher and coach at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, putting his education and talents to use working with young people. He left Deerfield after deciding that law school was the right path for him.
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While attending the University of Maine School of Law, Frame didn’t slow down. He graduated cum laude and, as a student, was a member of the Maine Law Review and a legal writing and research instructor. Upon his graduation from Maine Law, Frame was admitted to the Maine State and New Hampshire Bars and after two years teaching at Cheverus High School, he started working for an already successful and established law firm in Portland.
He did well there — well enough to leave after just three years and establish his own firm.
Frame admits that jumping into business on his own was daunting, but he took the leap and established his own firm: Taylor, McCormack, and Frame. Once established, it didn’t take long for the firm to grow. As Frame explains,
I left a wonderful, steady job where work was plentiful, and I had no idea where I would find clients. I realized we were building momentum in the first months as friends became clients and work began to come in the door based on our efforts to be visible in the community.
Taylor, McCormack, and Frame celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. Over the years, they have added a partner and two associates.
The firm has thrived partly because of the emphasis Frame and his colleagues place on paying personal attention to each of their clients.
While he acknowledges a lawyer must of course prove they know the law, Frame recognizes that clients remain clients when their lawyer takes a personal interest in both their business and personal endeavors. His firm, Frame says, has a list of local companies for whom they have,
served as the general contractor of their inception, doing everything from incorporation to referring them to strategic partners for banking, accounting, real estate, IT, and other fronts.
Frame knows his business has been built on word-of-mouth referrals from these local companies that have benefitted from his legal expertise and fully anticipates that trend to continue. It’s a viable strategy in Maine – trusting that people will talk to their friends and family and let them know how happy they were with your services.
The attorneys at Taylor, McCormack, and Frame also cultivate community relationships by donating their free time to serving the community. Each of them serves on a community board, and all staff donations to nonprofits are matched by the firm annually. Frame, who has made community service a way of life, sits on the Board of Directors for the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation, is President of the Cape Basketball Association, and continues to coach. He and his wife, Jill, also work with Day One, a nonprofit that supports Maine teens coping with substance abuse issues.
When he’s not working or volunteering, Frame can be found enjoying Maine’s outdoors from golfing on the course to lounging at the lake with his wife and two kids.
Gregg Frame hasn’t slowed down since he first started racking up achievements as a student. It’s paid off for him, his family, his business, and his community. It’s why he’s a Maine Icon.