Our attorneys provide a full range of services for business clients ranging from small businesses to large multi-state and multi-national corporations, financial institutions and banks of all sizes and other commercial and consumer lenders. We advise clients commencing a business venture on the selection of the appropriate business form (e.g., sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company), and ensure that all organizational requirements are satisfied. We provide assistance to ongoing businesses in connection with environmental and energy matters, the issuance and transfer of securities, mergers and acquisitions, sales and liquidations, financings, business and tax planning, and a wide variety of day-to-day and long-term business matters. Lawyers in our firm have extensive experience dealing with state agencies (e.g., DEP, PUC, Maine Revenue Services) and federal agencies (e.g., EPA, FERC, Army Corps of Engineers, Internal Revenue Service) in permitting issues and other regulatory and enforcement proceedings.
For financial institutions, banks and other lenders we prepare consumer and commercial loan documentation, advise on compliance with applicable statutes and regulations and conduct closings. In addition, we represent clients both as creditors and debtors in all types of bankruptcy proceedings, non-bankruptcy debt restructurings and financial work outs, and in proceedings involving debtor and creditor rights.
» Michael J. Quinlan (Department Chair)