Business Practice Group

As one of Maine’s leading business law firms, Perkins Thompson is well known for providing legal services of the highest caliber to businesses and businesspeople. The lawyers in our Business Practice Group have experience and expertise in virtually all facets of business and commercial law, including entity selection and organization, corporate finance, commercial lending, private offerings of securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business taxation, business immigration, and business transactions of all sizes and types. Bringing to bear a collective body of expertise developed through years of practice and dedication to advancing our clients’ interests, we deliver results in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our lawyers are regularly involved in the negotiation of sophisticated contracts and transactions involving such diverse matters as software and IP licensing, non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, distributor and dealer agreements, franchise agreements, private offerings, limited liability company agreements, shareholder agreements, commercial loan documentation (including service as local counsel and providers of third-party legal opinions for major national and international financings), petroleum supply and throughput agreements, letters of credit and reimbursement agreements, intercreditor agreements, corporate management agreements, operating agreements for real estate investments, equipment purchase agreements, professional services agreements, construction and architect agreements, and physician and hospital contracts.

Another critical component of our practice is our extensive experience with state, federal, and international business regulations, experience we use to help formulate strategies for business success. From designing compliance systems for avoiding liability pitfalls to leveraging the ever-changing regulatory climate to maximize business opportunities, our involvement in regulatory matters is broad and deep, and includes work with the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, the Truth in Lending Act, state and federal banking laws, franchise laws, corporate laws of Delaware and all New England states, SEC Regulation D and state blue sky laws, the Uniform Commercial Code, the Food Security Act, the Stark healthcare regulations, and many others.

With Perkins Thompson, you will find a smart, thoughtful, and responsive partner committed to your business success.