Biography

Timothy J. Bryant practices with the firm's Business Law, Franchise and Litigation Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on business, construction and franchise law. Tim is the Co-Chair of the firm's Litigation Practice Group and Chair of the firm's Franchise and Entrepreneur's Practice Groups. He has formerly served on the firm's Management Committee and as Chair of the Recruitment Committee. Tim lives in Falmouth with his wife, Lisa, sons, Sean and Jack, and daughter, Lauren.

Professional Activities

  • Maine Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section, 1993-Present
    • Franchise Forum, 1996-Present; past faculty member

Honors & Recognition

Tim is listed in Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, and Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the area of litigation, and is a member of the Franchise Times Legal Eagle Hall of Fame for his work in the area of franchise law.

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Maine Children's Cancer Society Program, Board of Directors, 2005-2014
    • Vice President, President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President, 2005-2013
    • Walkathon, Board of Directors Co-Chair, 1994-2013
  • Town of Falmouth, Maine
    • Volunteer youth basketball coach, 2000-2015
    • Youth basketball association, Board of Directors, 2010-2016
    • Volunteer football coach, 2008-2011; head of 4th-6th grade youth football program, 2009-2011
    • Volunteer high school football coach, 2012-2017
    • Vice President of Football Boosters Board of Directors, 2012-2017
    • Workforce Housing Commission, former Chair
  • International Franchise Association, member, 2010-Present
  • Maine Heritage Policy Center, Board of Directors, 2013-Present
  • UMass Amherst
    • UMass Amherst Alumni Association, former member of the Board of Directors
    • UMass Board of Trustees, Division 1-A Football Task Force, 2007-2009
    • Friends of UMass Football, Co-Founder and Immediate Past President, 2001-2014
  • Greater Portland's Little Ladd Football Board of Directors, former member and Vice President, 1994-1998
  • Junior Achievement of Maine, former Director and Chair of the Board, 1998-2005
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon, local and national volunteer
    • National Audit Committee, 2011-Present
  • Leadership Maine, Advisory Council, 2005-2009
  • University of New Hampshire School of Business, Guest Lecturer (Franchise Law)

Firm Highlights

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Publication

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While many legal scholars focus on the challenges and complications seemingly inherent to blockchain and cryptocurrency, others look past the fear and see potential. In this article for Cumberland Law Review , Ian Huyett and Brian Quirk...

Event

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Press Coverage

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that, in a unanimous vote, the firm’s partnership has elected attorney David B. Van Slyke as its incoming Managing Partner. David is one of the preeminent environmental lawyers...

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