Emily practices with Preti Flaherty’s Business Law group out of the firm’s Portland office. Her practice focuses primarily on business tax law and executive compensation. She advises clients on a broad range of transactional law matters, including entity formation, equity investments,  mergers and acquisitions, complex business structuring, contractual issues, and individual federal and state tax planning. Emily uses her knowledge of federal, state and local tax credit and financing programs—including programs such as the Maine seed capital tax credits, tax increment financing, and new market tax credits—to assist clients at all stages of the business lifecycle. She also works with nonprofit organizations with respect to tax matters and general operations issues.

Emily lives in Portland with her partner and two dogs.

Honors & Recognition

  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Star - Tax, 2020
  • Kenneth R. Clegg Award for Excellence, 2016
  • Laurie A. Gibson Award, 2016

Firm Highlights


FAME Maine Seed Tax Credit Program

In connection with emergency legislation approved on March 18, 2020, certain changes were made to the Maine Seed Tax Credit Program with respect to investments made on or after April 1, 2020. The changes...


Twenty-Two Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers

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


Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...


Update on Families First Coronavirus Response Bill—Payroll Taxes and Tax Credits

As discussed in our recent update , the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which is expected to take effect on taking effect April 1, 2020 according to recent Department of Labor guidance...


Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...


COVID-19 and 401(k) Plans—Ability to Suspend Employer Contributions

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, many employers are looking to conserve cash in order to continue operations.  Some may wonder whether they can suspend employer contributions to 401(k) plans. Suspension of contributions...