Small Business

The backbone of the Maine economy is small business. We represent hundreds of small business enterprises throughout the State from small start-ups to established companies. Whether your small business needs legal assistance once a year or once a week, we are staffed and equipped to provide legal counsel appropriate to your needs.

Our clients touch virtually all Maine industries and range from sole proprietorships to well established larger enterprises. We offer reasonable fixed rates for most routine corporate services, including formation of corporations and limited liability companies. We also have extensive experience with larger more sophisticated matters such as mergers and acquisitions, bank financing, venture capital and other equity financing, and succession and tax planning.

We have extensive experience advising clients on a range of corporate governance issues, including the fiduciary obligations of officers and directors, conflict of interest transactions and shareholder disputes. We also have expertise in managing the end of a small business’s existence, including dispositions of assets, succession planning, bankruptcy and reorganization, and liquidation and dissolution.

When circumstances warrant, we work in teams so that you have the comfort that advice is being provided by an attorney with the appropriate experience and expertise. This allows us to offer our small business clients, where appropriate, specialized expertise in such areas as real estate, employment law, employee benefits, executive compensation, intellectual property (including patents), economic development, and dispute resolution.

To learn more about services specific to small businesses, please contact David M. Austin at 207-992-4308.

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