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

How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

News

Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

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Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

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Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

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Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...