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

Publication

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

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...

News

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...

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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

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...

News

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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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...

Event

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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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...