With extensive expertise…
We’ve worked with great clients…
Perkins Thompson has been providing legal services to U.S. and Canadian businesses, institutions and individuals for 150 years. We represent major banking, utilities, energy, manufacturing, hospitality, oil and gas, real estate, forest products, and retail and wholesale distribution businesses, as well as innovative start-ups, emerging companies, entrepreneurs, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and families and individuals. Here are just a sampling of the groups we have worked with:
Our team is your team…
We provide our clients with excellent, innovative, and cost-effective representation in a full range of general and specialized practice areas. We pride ourselves on delivering smart solutions to the most challenging projects. Our moderate size assures personal attention by experienced, knowledgeable, and highly responsive practitioners.
We work where you work…
Perkins Thompson’s main office is in Portland, Maine. A transformation over the past two decades means it’s now often described as one of the best US towns to live in. From the Old Port to a lively arts district and up-and-coming bayside areas, this town of 66,000 has incubated a creative and foodie scene that can hold its own against anywhere.
Permitting & Licensing
The Hospitality Practice Group has significant experience representing a variety of the region’s most exciting and innovative hospitality business including inns and hotels, restaurants and breweries. We have the experience and industry depth to help your hospitality business succeed in the rapidly growing industry.
Perkins Thompson is a member of Meritas, the premier global alliance of independent law firms. Meritas firms offer a full range of legal services to meet every client need. To learn more visit www.meritas.org.
“Sebago Brewing Company has worked with Perkins Thompson since our corporate inception in 1997. As young entrepreneurs we relied heavily on the team in many aspects of our business start-up. From incorporating, buy-sell agreements, property leasing and purchases, equipment purchases and acquisitions, Perkins Thompson has had our back. During some of our most challenging times we have leaned on our friends and partners at Perkins Thompson to help us through.”Sebago Brewing
"I have worked with the Julie Ray and the team at Perkins Thompson going on 20 years. They know the meaning of customer service. They are always timely in their response and treat their customers with the utmost respect. I can't say enough about their integrity and expertise. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for legal and business services."Erin Ehrlenbach CollinsOwner & President, Haven's Candies
“The team at Perkins Thompson serves not just as GNNE’s legal counsel, but as trusted counselors as we work together to fulfill our mission of enabling persons with diverse challenges to achieve personal stability and community engagement.”Sherri EvansCFO, Goodwill Northern New England
"Perkins Thompson and their staff have been our legal counsel for more than thirty years, and they have always provided us with excellent service regarding all of our legal needs. Their expertise in all aspects of legal matters is unparalleled. We have always felt extremely confident with Perkins Thompson’s representation of Dearborn Brothers Construction, Inc."Dearborn Brothers Construction, Inc.
"Perkins Thompson and The Park Danforth, both established Portland institutions, have worked together for generations, building a relationship bridging the past and the future. Perkins Thompson understands our role in and contributions to our community and uses that understanding to provide a range of services recognizing the delicate balance needed for a nonprofit organization to achieve growth and maintain financial stability while fulfilling its mission. The Park Danforth is grateful for Melissa Murphy and the Perkins Thompson team for their guidance, support, and confidence for so many years."The Park Danforth