Mike is a member of Preti Flaherty’s Real Estate and Finance Practice Group in the firm’s Portland office. He represents a full range of business and corporate clients with financing, sales and acquisitions, and restructuring. Mike advises banks, credit unions, and private lenders on commercial real estate and business transactions and provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of initial commitments and risk assessments, drafting and negotiating loan documents, and facilitating closings. Aside from commercial financing, Mike works with individuals and businesses in negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements as well as complex commercial leases.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Southern Maine. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, was a Student Attorney in the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office in Portland, and held internships at Unum Life Insurance Company and the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection. From 2011-2017, Mike was a Combat Engineer with the Maine Army National Guard, which included a nine month tour in Afghanistan. He joins Preti Flaherty after working as an associate at a notable business and real estate firm in Portland.

Mike lives with his family in Brunswick, Maine.

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • American Legion, Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member
  • Greater Portland Maine Military and Community Network, Member

Honors & Recognition

  • Mainebiz Next Up: 40 Under 40 List, 2022
  • Faculty Significant Achievement Graduation Award, University of Maine School of Law
  • U.S. Army Medals and Decorations, including Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Combat Action Badge


  • Financial Guide for Maine Veterans, co-author, August 2018

Firm Highlights


Preti Flaherty Litigation Practice Group Adds Four New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the addition of four experienced Associates to the firm’s Litigation Practice Group: Stephen Garvey, Michael Hanify, Hanna May, and Tiffany Ottenga. Stephen Garvey is a graduate of Boston...

Press Coverage

Maine Media Organizations Oppose Foreign Electioneering Ban

Question 2 on Maine’s November ballot asserts that corporations owned or controlled by foreign governments do not have the same rights to political speech as companies here in the U.S. and that foreign governments should be prohibited...


2023 Maine Employment Law Summit

For nearly 30 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law team has provided Maine employers with practical guidance and best practices at our annual Employment Law Summit. Join us  Thursday, October 5  for the 2023 Employment...


How to navigate the legal side of nondisclosure agreements

Preti Flaherty attorney Kristy Abraham has authored an article for  MaineBiz  on navigating the legal side of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), outlining six questions for organizations to review before entering into a NDA.

Press Coverage

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting Wins Public Records Dispute with York County Jail


Municipal Update: Maine Legislature Acts to Clarify Sales of Tax-Acquired Properties

Early this week, in response to the  United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in  Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota  (598 U.S. (2023)) , the Maine Legislature passed emergency legislation establishing a new process for...


Maine Law Amended to Require More Details When Public Employees Disciplined

Governor Mills recently signed a bill amending the public disclosure requirements for public employees who have been disciplined. Although widely reported as applying to police misconduct, the law applies to all government employees. The...


Matt Warner Named to Cannabis Law Journal Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2023

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner has been named to the list of Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers for 2023-2024. A joint publication of  Cannabis Law Report and  Cannabis Law...


Jeffrey Talbert Named to American College of Environmental Lawyers

Jeffrey Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Law Group, has been invited to become a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL). Membership in the premiere association of environmental lawyers is by...


Schutz and Harriman Author Article for MLRC on Mill's Veto of Constitutionally Fraught Legislation

In an article for the Media Law Resource Center's July 2023 Media Law Letter,  Preti Flaherty attorneys Sig Schutz and Alex Harriman explore Gov. Janet Mills' recent veto of L.D. 1610, “An Act to Prohibit Campaign Spending...