Biography

Jason is a Partner in Preti Flaherty’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group and co-chair of the firm's Real Estate and Finance Practice Group, practicing primarily out of the firm’s Portland office. He represents clients regionally, nationally, and internationally on matters relating to real estate development, corporate restructuring, business acquisitions, private equity investments, and complex commercial leasing. Jason also represents both lenders and private equity groups in financing commercial real estate development and various hospitality concerns. He provides full lifecycle guidance for businesses from strategic start-up structuring and initial investment, to credit facility, acquisition growth, and ultimate sale. Jason also serves as outside general counsel for several companies.

Jason is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where he served as president of the Student Bar Association and as articles editor for the Maine Law Review. Prior to joining Preti Flaherty, Jason was an equity partner at a mid-sized firm in Kennebunk, Maine.

Jason lives in Gorham, Maine, with his wife and three children.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Gignoux Inn of Courts, Portland, Maine (Termed-out)
  • Maine Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association
  • MEREDA, Board of Directors; Public Policy Committee

Honors & Recognition

  • New England Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business/Corporate – 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Distressed M&A Deal of the Year ($100-250 million) Award from M&A Advisor (2018)
  • Maine Law Trial Competition Team, Honors Recipient
  • Bernstein District Court Fellowship Recipient
  • Dean’s Award for Community Service Recipient

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Saco Bay Rotary Club

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

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Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

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

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

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Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

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How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...