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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...

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...


FTC Proposes New Rule Impacting Legality of Non-Compete Agreements

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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...


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...


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...


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

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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...


Pre-Session Legislative Update

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