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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EPA Makes History With First-Ever Addition of Hazardous Air Pollutant

After a decade-long back-and-forth with states, NGOs and industry groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finally announced that it will add a powerful dry cleaning solvent, 1-bromopropane, or “1-BP” to its list of...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Sigmund D. Schutz Named to AAA Roster of Arbitrators

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Sigmund Schutz was recently named to the American Arbitration Association’s (AAA) Roster of Arbitrators. AAA is a not-for-profit organization in the field of alternative dispute resolution...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Jeffrey Thaler to the Firm

In a move that significantly expands its pioneering Climate Strategy Practice Group, Preti Flaherty Beliveau & Pachios, LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired Jeffrey Thaler, a leading climate and clean energy...

Press Coverage

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Walker and Sedlack Provide Counsel in Portland Recount Battle

After two days, hours of discussions, reported discrepancies in voting machines, and a hand recount of ballots, Roberto Rodriguez emerged as the winner of Portland’s at-large city council election. The hotly contested race was the first ranked-choice...

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Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Decision in Workers’ Compensation Case Regarding Notice Requirements

In  Desgrosseilliers v. Auburn Sheet Metal  (2021 ME 63 [December 16, 2021]), the question presented is whether an employee is required to give notice of his occupational disease claim to his former employer’s insurer...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion to Partner of Kristin Collins and John Cronan, III

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristin M. Collins and John J. Cronan, III. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners within their respective fields...

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What Do the Supreme Court's Vaccination Rulings Mean for Your Business?

Reflecting the deep rift in public opinion concerning the government’s role in dictating how businesses, health care entities and public sector employers ought to act to stem the spread of COVID-19, a divided U.S. Supreme...

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins Honored by Maine Supreme Judicial Court for Pro Bono Service

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorneys Mariana Baron and Nelson Larkins have been honored by the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for their 2021 contributions to pro bono legal aid in the state...