Preti Flaherty has one of the largest and most accomplished Corporate and M&A Practice Groups in New England—more than 25 attorneys bringing reputable strengths and capabilities to a diverse range of business specialties. We’re guided by the idea that good business lawyers don’t just solve problems, they create opportunities. And that’s exactly what we do. Whether it’s a start-up business in early stages of formation and financing, or a global corporation with divisions spanning North America and other continents, we serve as business partners to our clients and help clear a path for accomplishing their goals. Our success can be seen in the long-term relationships we build. Our clients turn to us for more than their major transactions, they trust us to guide them and diligently pursue their interests as they grow and evolve on a day-to-day basis.

Our Corporate and M&A attorneys provide a full range of legal services, including:

  • Business formation
  • Securities offerings
  • Venture capital and private equity financing
  • Commercial contract drafting, negotiation and dispute resolution
  • Technology protection and licensing
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Debt financing (borrower side)
  • Counseling for profit and nonprofit officers and directors
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Franchising
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Tax planning
  • Commercial lending and banking transactions

Dedicated to getting it done

Through the lifecycle of every business, we’re committed to providing informed, practical advice at every stage. Whether it’s a simple, routine matter such as reviewing a nondisclosure agreement or assisting with negotiating terms and conditions of sale, or a complex lending transaction, acquisition or divestiture, we have attorneys with the skills and experience to provide the most effective and efficient counsel for your business needs. Each business client is assigned a lead lawyer who is fully immersed in their needs, goals and challenges. By having this “gatekeeper,” we have a clear short and long-term view. We then draw on the talents of our extended Corporate and M&A Practice Group as needed for specialized capabilities in taxation, securities, investments and financing, contracts and more, giving clients the best counsel for every aspect of their business. Our business lawyers also regularly tap into the knowledge of our other practice groups, including regulatory, legislative, intellectual property, real estate, employment, tax and litigation, to look through every lens and create thorough, strategic, and streamlined solutions.

Firm Highlights

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Preti Flaherty Announces Attorneys Kristy Abraham and Mariana Baron Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristy Abraham and Mariana Baron. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners in the field of corporate law and...

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Attorney Erin K. Naylon Joins Preti Flaherty’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Erin K. Naylon has joined the firm’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group, working in the Portland, Maine office. Erin is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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Attorney Kara Sweeney Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney Kara N. Sweeney has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2023 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Corporate Law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is...

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46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2023, Including 6 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including three “Ones to Watch” and six “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

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Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2022 Super Lawyers

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including seven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...