Biography

Mariana practices with Preti Flaherty’s Business and Immigration practice groups from the firm’s Portland office, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, business immigration, and international tax issues. She advises clients in all stages of development–from start-ups and entrepreneurs to multinational companies–on complex domestic and international law issues, including cross-border corporate reorganizations and global mobility.

Mariana’s experience as an attorney in Argentina and her work for a law firm in Switzerland has given her unique perspective and insight into the complexities of multi-jurisdictional laws and regulations. Her clients appreciate her practical, business-centric mindset and value her real-world guidance. She has built longstanding relationships with clients, teaming with them both on complicated transactions spanning years, and the day-to-day issues that arise while running an international company.

Before joining Preti Flaherty, Mariana worked at a law firm in Boston, playing a key role in immigration cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, and Eighth Circuits. Mariana served as a law clerk for the Hon. William G. Young at the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School, and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Mariana lives in Portland with her husband.

Professional Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • AILA Congressional Relations Liaison Committee, Member
  • Exchange Ideas, Board Member, 2020

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

Firm Highlights

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Never Say Goodbye: Employee Performance Reviews, Terminations, and Alternatives

Laura Rideout and Dottie Chalmers Cutter, VP of Operations at Chalmers Insurance Group will present on employee performance reviews, terminations, and alternatives as a part of the Institute for Family Owned Business Legal Lunch...

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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...

Press Coverage

Sabattus Family's Bat Woes Prompt Bill To Force Real Estate Pest Disclosure

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Appellate Division Affirms Decision Involving Gradual Injury That First Manifested at Home, Not at Work

In Thomas v. United Ambulance , United Ambulance appealed a Decision (Goodnough, ALJ) granting Thomas’s Petition for Award and granting in part his Petition for Payment. United Ambulance argued that the ALJ erred in...

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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...

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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...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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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...