January 1, 2023

Preti Flaherty Announces Attorneys Kristy Abraham and Mariana Baron Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named two new partners: Kristy Abraham and Mariana Baron. Both attorneys stand out as distinguished practitioners in the field of corporate law and their noteworthy contributions have significantly strengthened the firm’s regional, national, and international service footprint.

Kristy Abraham is a member and former chair of the firm’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group in the Portland office and currently co-chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee. Kristy represents a diverse group of clients, ranging from small, locally owned businesses to national and international corporate clients of all sizes. She is a graduate of Bentley University (M.S. in  Taxation), the University of Maine School of Law, and Western New England University. Outside the firm, Kristy has served on the board and as president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine.

Mariana Baron is a key member of the firm’s Corporate and M&A and Immigration practice groups in the Portland office. She advises clients—from start-ups and entrepreneurs to multinational companies—on complex domestic and international law issues. She is a graduate of Boston College Law School (LLM), and the Universidad Torcuata Di Tella (M.T. in Tax) , and Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mariana has been recognized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Justice Action Group as a Katahdin Counsel Honoree for Pro Bono Service.

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