Business Law

Taxation

We do more than implement thoughtful and practical tax solutions. We help clients clearly understand all the various tax implications for their personal and business interests, so they are well positioned to capitalize on the best available tax advantages as part of their plan. We have extensive experience in estate planning, business formation, business succession planning, and state, federal and international tax planning, as well as tax liability negotiations. From mergers and acquisitions and complex corporate reorganizations to representing clients in adversarial proceedings with the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities, our attorneys help smoothly navigate the entire spectrum of tax-related legal problems. Our tax law experience and capabilities include:

  • Federal income tax
  • State income tax
  • Estate tax
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • Tax-exempt organizations
  • Civil and criminal tax controversy work
  • Tax-exempt bond financing
  • State and local tax credit opportunities
  • Business formation
  • Business succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions

A keen eye on all the details.

Tax planning presents a challenging set of issues and considerations for businesses and individuals. Aligning the various pieces into a simple, cohesive picture takes extensive knowledge and a nuanced understanding of tax codes. That’s where Preti Flaherty’s tax law team comes in. We have some of the most experienced and specialized tax attorneys in the region, and we pride ourselves on the ability to comb through the most complex plans and transactions to identify all current and potential tax issues and offer solutions for each. We also regularly consult our attorneys in related practice groups such as real estate, employment and municipal, offering clients a multi-disciplinary approach to handling all tax considerations.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Cameron Ferrante, Paola Maymi, and Anne Sedlack to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of three new members to the firm: Cameron A. Ferrante, Paola A. Maymi, and Anne E. Sedlack. Cameron Ferrante is a graduate of Northeastern University School...

News

Attorney Joseph Donahue Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Joseph Donahue has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” for the Augusta region in the field of Administrative/Regulatory Law. Inclusion in Best Lawyers...

Publication

The Latest from OSHA on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Work

On the tails of updated guidance from other agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") released new pandemic-related guidance last month. This guidance was issued on June 10, 2021...

Publication

New Maine Law Limits Employers’ Ability to Request Applicant Criminal History Information

Last month Governor Mills signed into law LD 1167, “An Act Relating to Fair Chance in Employment.” Maine joins a growing number of states in adopting a “ban-the-box” law that restricts employers’ ability to...

Publication

Understanding the New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers

Many Maine healthcare facilities were already in the process of evaluating, drafting, and implementing mandatory vaccine policies when the Maine Department of Heath and Human Services issued an Emergency Routine Technical Rule on the...

Publication

What to do When a Lender Receives a Notice from the Municipality that Mortgaged Property is Going to be Condemned or is in Violation of the Building Code?

Occasionally, a lender will be served a notice from a municipality alerting the lender that a mortgaged property has had unpermitted construction projects, or otherwise violates the municipal building code. The Maine Uniform Building...

Publication

Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...

News

Attorney Daniel Rapaport Selected by Peers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers in America 2022

Preti Flaherty attorney Daniel Rapaport has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2022 as the “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in...

News

46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including four “Ones to Watch” and three “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...