Corporate and M&A

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

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Maine Legislature (Again) Changes Process for Selling Tax-Acquired Properties (LD 2262)

On April 16, 2024, the Governor signed LD 2262, “An Act to Amend the Process for the Sale of Foreclosed Properties Due to Nonpayment of Taxes.”  In June 2023, in response to the United...

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Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

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Maine Becomes Seventh State to Enact Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)

Maine is now the latest state to enact the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)—following New Jersey, Oregon (substantially similar), Utah, Hawaii, Kentucky, and Washington. UPEPA aims to provide a clear framework for the...

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Last days of 131st legislature

The Legislature will reconvene on Friday, May 10 th to take action on the six vetoes issued by the Governor since the Legislature adjourned on April 14 th . The vetoes and related messages...

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Veto Day and Final Day of the 131st Legislature

The Legislature convened on Friday, May 10 th for Veto Day to take action on the six bills objected to by the Governor. As expected, all six vetoes were sustained by lawmakers allowing  Governor...

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Preti Attorneys File Suit Against Al-Generated Robocalls in the 2024 NH Presidential Primary

Representing the League of Women Voters of New Hampshire, the League of Women Voters of the United States, and individual voters, Preti Flaherty, with co-counsel, filed a federal lawsuit against Steve Kramer, Lingo Telecom...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2024 “Maine Firm of the Year"

Benchmark Litigation  has named Preti Flaherty as 2024 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. Through extensive peer- and- client reviewed research, as well as analysis of casework; the Benchmark Awards...

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Greg Hansel Named Top 25 Attorney of the Northeast Region by Attorney Intel

Preti Flaherty attorney Greg Hansel has been named one of the Top 25 Attorneys of the Northeast Region for 2024 by Attorney Intel . This year’s class of attorneys has been recognized for excelling...

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Preti’s Sig Schutz Recognized as Member of NHPR’s Pulitzer-Finalist Team

Preti First Amendment attorney Sig Schutz has been recognized as “a core member of the [NHPR] team” involved in a podcast honored as a Pulitzer Prize finalist in the audio journalism category.  The podcast...

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Maine Municipal Legislative Update

The second regular session of the 131st Maine Legislature has been particularly impactful for Maine’s municipalities, with further shrinking of home rule authority, new and onerous procedures for property tax sales, and many other...