Government Affairs

Government Procurement

We are regional and national leaders in our Government Affairs practice, highly respected for our legal advocacy as well as our solid and respectful working relationships in both the executive and legislative branches. In the specific area of government procurement, Preti Flaherty’s renowned team combines extensive knowledge and experience in governmental services, contracting and administrative law to help solve our clients’ problems and advance their interests. We are uniquely experienced and qualified in the following areas:

  • Public records laws
  • Confidentiality of sensitive business information and trade secrets
  • Maine competitive bid law
  • Identifying flaws in the procurement process
  • Maine’s Freedom of Access law
  • Appeals of contract awards
  • Advising on contracts and strategies for preparing bid responses
  • Providing representation before the Legislature
  • Facilitation with regulatory agencies

The most seasoned team in our State

Preti Flaherty has a long and prominent history in government affairs, spanning decades of deep involvement and influence in various government branches and regulatory bodies. From interpretation and application of existing law in formal administrative proceedings to informal negotiations and arguments, we consistently achieve results. Should the current regulatory climate pose too many obstacles, we are prepared to work effectively to change the law through the efforts of the largest and most experienced team of lobbyists in Maine. These varied skills, in addition to our working relationships with State and national political leaders and regulatory decision makers give us the undisputed edge in our representation of clients in the process of competing for government contracts.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Changing Control in the Time of COVID: Navigating ‘Change of Ownership’ Prior to PPP Loan Satisfaction.

The Hypothetical Everyone loves a hypothetical, right? So let’s begin with one about Billy Builder: Billy Builder holds 55% of the equity in a construction business he founded way back when the fax machine...

Event

ABI Northeast Bankruptcy Conference and Consumer Forum

Recent legislation and judicial decisions have changed consumer bankruptcy practice substantially over the last year. Bodie Colwell will join a panel discussion providing perspectives and analysis from the judiciary and debtors’ and creditors’ attorneys regarding...

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Deadline for PPP Loan Applications Extended to May 31, 2021

On March 30, 2021, President Biden signed H.R. 1799, known as the “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline by 60 days – from March 31, 2021 to...

News

Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Fifteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Meeting Notes for June 2021

The following are highlights from the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s meeting of June 8, 2021. Attorney Kate Gatti Rooks Appointed for Partial Term as Administrative Law Judge in Portland Attorney Kate Gatti Rooks was...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Statute of Limitations in Coordination of Benefits

Maine Supreme Court Issues Decision in Charest v. Hydraulic Hose Dealing with Unique Statute of Limitations Issue in the Context of the Coordination of Benefits On March 30, 2021, the Law Court issued a...

Event

2021 Cannabis Breakfast Series: The Latest on Medical Rules and Dispensary Applications

In this multi-topic session,  Cannabis Business Group  chair  Dan Walker  and  Business Law Practice Group  attorney  Sara Moppin  examine the current state of the Medical Marijuana rules in Maine and present an in-depth walkthrough...

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Maine Justice Foundation Makes Inaugural Grants to Six Maine Groups Working for Racial Justice and Equity

The Maine Justice Foundation has made inaugural grants from its Racial Justice Fund to six Maine groups. The goal of the Fund is to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color statewide to forge...

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2021 Cannabis Breakfast Series: Maine Legislative Review

What is happening with cannabis in Augusta and how will it affect your business, your clients, and the industry? Attorney  Dan Walker , chair of Preti Flaherty's  Government Affairs Practice Group , founder of...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2021 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2021 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...