Representative Matters

  • Pleasant River Lumber - Preti Flaherty serves as General Counsel to a number of paper and saw mills, including Pleasant River Lumber Company. At a time when other spruce fir dimensional saw mills were closing, our client was expanding and thriving. When Pleasant River decided to acquire the assets of Cold Stream Lumber, we helped it complete the acquisition in under a month, including environmental due diligence, transferring permits, real estate, machinery and equipment, and all aspects of financing the purchase.
  • Attorney Mike Lane was solely responsible for all aspects of the real estate, title and zoning matters when Preti Flaherty represented the buyer in the purchase of the former Georgia-Pacific pulp and paper mill in Old Town, Maine. Mike handled all aspects of the due diligence, acquisition, and subsequent disposition of three chip mills associated with the Old Town mill located in Milo, Milford and Houlton. The matter involved DEP, LURC and local permit transfers and approvals, along with completion of the DEP VRAP program.
  • Preti helped a dimensional lumber mill develop a highly-efficient biomass-fueled cogeneration plant, cutting the mill's electricity costs.  The mill, which produces 85 million board feet of lumber annually, had previously invested in a wood-waste powered biomass boiler to provide steam for kilns and space heating.  The Preti team helped the mill develop a $1.3 million steam turbine generator capable of supplying the mill's electricity needs.  We combined a $450,000 grant from Efficiency Maine with other financing support for the project. The new steam turbine generator now saves the mill about $300,000 per year in electricity costs and reduces its carbon dioxide emissions by about 2,000 tons per year, all without increasing its fuel consumption.

Firm Highlights


Committee Assignments

Committee assignments for the 131st Maine State Legislature have been made public. This article from the Bangor Daily News mentions some of the most interesting choices made by Senate President Jackson and Speaker Rachel...


Dan Sonneborn to Present at Trucking Industry Defense Association 2023 Cargo Seminar

Preti Flaherty attorney Dan Sonneborn will be a speaker at the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) 2023 Cargo Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, presenting on the topic of defending cargo claims concerning perishable goods and the Food...


Pre-Session Legislative Update

LD 3 “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program” After Governor Mills’ heating and housing...


FTC Proposes New Rule Impacting Legality of Non-Compete Agreements

Background Over the last several years, non-compete agreements, which prevent workers from joining a competitor or starting a competing business for a time after separating from employment, have become less common as states enact...


What to Expect When You're Expecting: Two New Federal Laws Expand Workplace Rights and Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed two (2) bills into law that expand workplace protections for pregnant and nursing employees—the  Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  (the "PWFA") and the  Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for...


Dan Sonneborn to Present Webinar on Carmack Amendment Defenses for the Transportation Lawyers Association

On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Preti Flaherty Attorney Dan Sonneborn will present the webinar "The Best Offense… Is a Good Defense? Using Exceptions to Swallow the Rule: The Nuts and Bolts of Carmack Amendment...

Press Coverage

Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...


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...


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...


Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...