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

Publication

November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and replaced it with a new one: “ Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal .” The new poster was...

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...

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Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

Press Coverage

Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting

Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine.  The non-profit  Maine Monitor  published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of  phone calls between jail...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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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...

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Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

We  last updated you in early August  regarding the latest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  Cold and flu season is now upon us, and experts are...

Press Coverage

Courts Could Throw State Marijuana Markets into Disarray

Over the past two decades, 37 states have legalized the production and/or sale of marijuana in some form. However, due to a lack of federal action, interstate commerce is still considered illegal and barred...