Biography

Paola is an Associate with Preti Flaherty’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group in the firm’s Portland, Maine, office. In her practice, she is dedicated to advising business clients on a multitude of general transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, contract preparation and negotiation, as well as commercial finance and corporate governance.

Paola is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and Bowdoin College. In law school, she was Notes & Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal, a clinic participant at Emory’s International Humanitarian Law Clinic, and a judicial extern at the Supreme Court of Georgia. While at Bowdoin, she held internships at Project Citizenship in Boston and in the Maine Migrant Education Program in Augusta; was a teaching assistant on Maine politics in the Bowdoin Department of Government; and served as president of the Bowdoin Advocates for Human Rights. She has studied abroad in Granada, Spain, and Havana, Cuba. In 2019 and 2020, Paola was a Summer Associate at Preti Flaherty.

Paola lives in Portland, Maine.

Honors & Recognition

  • Turner Prize in Latin American Studies
  • Pierce Memorial Prize in Law

Firm Highlights

Publication

FTC Proposes New Rule Impacting Legality of Non-Compete Agreements

Background Over the last several years, non-compete agreements, which prevent workers from joining a competitor or starting a competing business for a time after separating from employment, have become less common as states enact...

News

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...

Publication

What to Expect When You're Expecting: Two New Federal Laws Expand Workplace Rights and Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed two (2) bills into law that expand workplace protections for pregnant and nursing employees—the  Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  (the "PWFA") and the  Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for...

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...

Publication

Pre-Session Legislative Update

LD 3 “An Act to Establish the Winter Energy Relief Payment Program to Aid Residents with High Heating Costs and to Finalize the COVID Pandemic Relief Payment Program” After Governor Mills’ heating and housing...

Publication

Committee Assignments

Committee assignments for the 131st Maine State Legislature have been made public. This article from the Bangor Daily News mentions some of the most interesting choices made by Senate President Jackson and Speaker Rachel...

News

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...

News

Attorney Erin K. Naylon Joins Preti Flaherty’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Erin K. Naylon has joined the firm’s Corporate and M&A Practice Group, working in the Portland, Maine office. Erin is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School...

Event

Dan Sonneborn to Present Webinar on Carmack Amendment Defenses for the Transportation Lawyers Association

On Tuesday, February 28, 2023, Preti Flaherty Attorney Dan Sonneborn will present the webinar "The Best Offense… Is a Good Defense? Using Exceptions to Swallow the Rule: The Nuts and Bolts of Carmack Amendment...

Event

Dan Sonneborn to Present at Trucking Industry Defense Association 2023 Cargo Seminar

Preti Flaherty attorney Dan Sonneborn will be a speaker at the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) 2023 Cargo Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, presenting on the topic of defending cargo claims concerning perishable goods and the Food...