Ethan practices with Preti Flaherty’s Business Law, Municipal Law and Public Finance groups from the firm’s Portland office.  He focuses his practice on a wide range of matters, including contracts, business start-ups, LLC and partnership agreements, mergers and acquisitions and general business issues. Ethan contributed to the Maine Chapter of the American Bar Association's Sales and Use Tax Desk Book 2016-2017 edition.

Ethan is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Northeastern University with a degree in Economics.  While in law school, Ethan served as a Notes Editor for the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review and a clinical student in the University of Michigan’s Transactional Lab, where he worked with in-house counsel on transactional matters.  Prior to joining Preti Flaherty, Ethan interned at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., working in the Civil Division, Torts Branch, Aviation & Admiralty Litigation Section.

A native of northern Maine, Ethan currently resides in Portland.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2015)
    • Notes Editor, Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review
    • Treasurer, Michigan Law Outlaws LGBT Student Organization
  • Northeastern University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2012)
    • Economics
    • Treasurer, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity
    • Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
    • Morris A. Horowitz Excellence in Economics Award


  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers

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