Corporate and M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions

Preti Flaherty’s M&A team is creative, sharp and business savvy. We’re advisors and deal-makers, legal minds and business minds. We offer highly skilled legal counsel with extensive knowledge of current market terms, trends and conditions. Our attorneys advise on M&A transactions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, offering clients the resources and capabilities of a global firm with the personalized service and customized solutions of a close-knit and dedicated legal team. We are known for the long-term business relationships we build, and our clients consistently trust us to provide straight-forward, practical advice and to secure their best interests in every deal.

We develop and implement streamlined and cost-effective strategies that effectively support client objectives in a full range of M&A transactions including:

  • Auction bids
  • Executive compensation matters
  • Financings
  • Public-to-public, public-private, and private-to-private deals
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Leveraged recapitalizations and buyouts
  • Sales of divisions and growth equity investments
  • Minority investments
  • Restructurings
  • Spin-offs
  • Stock acquisitions and exchanges
  • Tax planning
  • Post-acquisition integration
  • Management buyouts

Experience across the board

M&A transactions are multi-faceted, and so are the specialized teams we mobilize for each client and each deal. Preti Flaherty has a deep and talented bench of attorneys—in business, and in a full range of practice areas—giving us the insight to see every angle, anticipate every obstacle, and optimize every opportunity. We think creatively to help our clients reach their objectives in a transaction, even when challenges arise. M&A transactions often involve a myriad of business, legal, and diligence issues which span across practice groups, and we form customized teams for each deal, drawing on the right mix of tax, finance, labor and employment, creditors’ rights, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, litigation, and regulatory lawyers to achieve the best outcomes. Preti Flaherty’s M&A practice includes the representation of a full range of businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to regional entities, local businesses, and start-up ventures.

Firm Highlights

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Maine Legislature (Again) Changes Process for Selling Tax-Acquired Properties (LD 2262)

On April 16, 2024, the Governor signed LD 2262, “An Act to Amend the Process for the Sale of Foreclosed Properties Due to Nonpayment of Taxes.”  In June 2023, in response to the United...

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Last days of 131st legislature

The Legislature will reconvene on Friday, May 10 th to take action on the six vetoes issued by the Governor since the Legislature adjourned on April 14 th . The vetoes and related messages...

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Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

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Veto Day and Final Day of the 131st Legislature

The Legislature convened on Friday, May 10 th for Veto Day to take action on the six bills objected to by the Governor. As expected, all six vetoes were sustained by lawmakers allowing  Governor...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2024 “Maine Firm of the Year"

Benchmark Litigation  has named Preti Flaherty as 2024 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. Through extensive peer- and- client reviewed research, as well as analysis of casework; the Benchmark Awards...

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Preti’s Sig Schutz Recognized as Member of NHPR’s Pulitzer-Finalist Team

Preti First Amendment attorney Sig Schutz has been recognized as “a core member of the [NHPR] team” involved in a podcast honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the audio journalism category.  The podcast...

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Greg Hansel Named Top 25 Attorney of the Northeast Region by Attorney Intel

Preti Flaherty attorney Greg Hansel has been named one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Northeast Region for 2024 by Attorney Intel . This year’s class of attorneys has been recognized for excelling...

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Maine Municipal Legislative Update

The second regular session of the 131st Maine Legislature has been particularly impactful for Maine’s municipalities, with further shrinking of home rule authority, new and onerous procedures for property tax sales, and many other...

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Preti Attorneys File Suit Against Al-Generated Robocalls in the 2024 NH Presidential Primary

Representing the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and individual voters, Preti Flaherty, with co-counsel, filed a federal lawsuit against Steve Kramer, Lingo Telecom...

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Maine Becomes Seventh State to Enact Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)

Maine is now the latest state to enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—following New Jersey, Oregon (substantially similar), Utah, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington. UPEPA aims to provide a clear framework for the...