Business Corner

The business environment is ever changing. We understand that our clients need to be quick to adapt to change and even quicker to anticipate it. Whether it is the birth of a new business, a merger or acquisition, or the next stage in the life cycle of your business, we have the ability to guide and grow with your company.

Our Business Law Practice advises and represents a diverse, statewide clientele of business entities, municipalities, financial institutions and individuals. The practice provides counsel for all phases in the life of a business, including choice of entity, formation, finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, taxation, government regulation, business disputes, ownership succession, dissolution, liquidation and bankruptcy.

We have significant experience assisting Canadian companies in establishing and conducting U.S. operations. We also have substantial experience assisting emerging technology companies as well as natural resource based clients in the aquaculture and timberland industries, among others.

Business Resources

  • Cerahelix raises $500K to ramp up sales of its DNA-enabled filtration technology
    Cerahelix, the Orono-based startup that’s invented a high-tech nanofiltration device using DNA and ceramics, has raised more than half a million dollars to increase its sales and manufacturing efforts. The company filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 23 showing it had raised $510,000 out of a $750,000 offering. Susan MacKay, Cerahelix’s CEO, ...
  • New Commercial Drones Rules Adopted
    On Aug 29, 2016, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the coming into force and implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”). The new rule, which is Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations provides the first national, uniform ...
  • The Wait is Over. What Now?
    On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long awaited final overtime rules changing the salary basis requirement for overtime exemption from $455 per week to $913 per week and set the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees at $134,004. This is a significant change that will pose challenges for ...

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