Gorham, Maine Business Lawyers

John Sawyer Esq
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Gorham, ME Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(207) 839-6771 157 Main Street
P.O. Box 1
Gorham, ME 04038
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
University of Maine School of Law
Mary-Anne E. Martell
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Westbrook, ME Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
1399 Bridgton Road
Westbrook, ME 04092
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
University of Maine School of Law
Seacoast Law Founder and Senior Counsel, Mary-Anne Martell is a native Mainer whose varied life and professional experience brings an unparalleled level of understanding and service to her clients. During the 1970s, she worked as a welder, building turbine steam nuclear re-heaters for General Electric in South Portland and was very active in the union. Later, she spent eight years at Burnham & Morrill in Portland. Among other tasks, Mary-Anne spent her first year there "putting the pork" in the cans of beans. It was during her tenure at the bean factory that she found herself the sole...
Adam J Bean
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Westbrook, ME Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(207) 591-5747 Cooper & Bull, PA
850 Main St. Suite 3
Westbrook, ME 04092
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Maine School of Law
Adam graduated from Hobart and William Smith College with a bachelor's degree in English and earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Maine School of Law. While at law school, Adam interned at the U.S. Attorney's Office and also practiced as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. Prior to joining Cooper & Bull, Adam worked as a litigation attorney with a concentration in consumer and creditors' rights actions. Adam is admitted to the Maine State Bar and to the United States District Court, District of Maine. He is a member of the Maine State...
Stephen Sweatt
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 228-1139 1250 Forest Avenue, Ste 3A
Portland, ME 04103
Business, Appeals, Cannabis Law and Criminal
University of Maine - School of Law
Stephen Sweatt is an attorney who grew up in Scarborough, Maine, where he attended Scarborough High School. He graduated from the University of Southern Maine in with a degree in Biology, followed by earning his Juris Doctor of Laws at the University of Maine School of Law.

While in law school, Stephen served as a student attorney at the York County District Attorney's Office, negotiating at dispositional conferences, conducting case screenings, and representing the State in suppression hearings and various other criminal proceedings. Additionally, during law school, Stephen was a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, where...
Fred Bopp III
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Yarmouth, ME Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(207) 846-6111 298 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
Business, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Vanderbilt University Law School
My legal practice has focused on significant complex commercial civil litigation and negotiations (for plaintiffs and defendants), the pursuit and enforcement of creditors' and debtors' rights and remedies, bankruptcies, reorganizations, insolvencies, liquidations, restructurings, receiverships, workouts, collections, contract review and negotiations, sale transactions, appeals, mediations, arbitrations, and related matters in and out of state and federal court. I am a longstanding trusted legal advisor to banks, other financial institutions, lenders, businesses, asset acquirers and sellers, landlords, tenants, health care administrators, executives, and other individuals and entities. I am admitted in the state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts,...
Elliott R. Teel Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(207) 228-1870 142 High St
Suite 511
Portland, ME 04101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Real Estate
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
I provide legal services for individuals and small businesses throughout southern Maine. I offer legal analysis and litigation services on real property issues. I represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. For business owners I can assist with formation, contract and general consulting matters. For many matters I offer services at flat-rate pricing.
Catherine Miller Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(207) 899-3544 75 Pearl Street
Suite 400
Portland, ME 04101
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of Maine School of Law
Miller Law & Mediation, LLC is a boutique law firm located in Portland, Maine. Our focus is on the legal needs of individuals, their families, and their businesses. With over fifty years of combined experience, our lawyers offer a customized and practical approach to protect the interests of our clients on legal matters that affect their families and businesses during times of change. Whether you are going through a divorce, need to plan for your future, or need help with your business or real estate plans, we tailor our legal services to offer strategic, creative, yet affordable, solutions. ...
John Simpson
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Cumberland Foreside, ME Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(207) 200-5565 5 Island View Dr
Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Vermont Law School
My practice areas include: Family Law - Divorce, Mediation & Child Custody, Business Law - Contracts & Other Legal Agreements, Litigation, New Business Formation, Financing & Acquisitions, Criminal Defense - OUI, OAS, White Collar Crimes, Drug possession, etc., General Litigation - Trials in District & Superior Courts, and Appeals to Maine's Supreme Judicial Court. Client service is my highest priority. Please call for a free 30 minute consultation. Weekend and evening appointments can be scheduled upon request. Phone: 207) 200-5565 email: John@SimpsonLaw.me website:...
Parke A Burmeister
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
1 Union Street, Suite 501
Portland, ME 04101
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Maine School of Law
As an estate, probate, and business attorney in Portland, Maine, I am proud to work with individuals, families, and business owners here in Portland, and across the state.

From drafting simple wills and trusts, to helping favorably resolve probate disputes, to business formations and contract negotiations, I strive to treat every client relationship as a partnership. My goal is to maintain a law practice that is easily approachable, immpeccably responsive, friendly, cost-conscious, and effective at helping clients reach their goals.

I earned my J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law in 2010, and my B.A....
Misha C. Pride
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(207) 774-0317 One Monument Way
Portland, ME 04103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Maine School of Law
Misha is a passionate advocate for seniors and committed to providing excellent guidance and education for his clients and potential clients. To that end, Misha is available for house calls and often meets with clients in their homes. He has started his own networking group called the Maine Senior Education Collective, selecting the membership from other entrepreneurs who share his passion for helping seniors stay safe in their homes, or aiding them in the next transition in their lives. Misha went into the private practice of law in February of 2013 and spent his first two years establishing...
James B. Haddow Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(207) 775-0200 2 Monument Square, Suite 900
P.O. Box 17555
Portland, ME 04112-8555
Business, Employment, Environmental and Insurance Claims
University of Maine - School of Law
Andrew Fiske Hastings
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(207) 808-1066 70 Center Street
Portland, ME 04101
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Maine School of Law
Virginia Lee Holt Esq
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Saco, ME Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(207) 282-1280 29 Common Street, Suite 101
Saco, ME 04072
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Maine - School of Law
Practicing in Cumberland and York Counties since 1994.
Nicholas Walsh Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 772-2191 120 Exchange Street
P.O. Box 7206
Portland, ME 04112-7206
Free ConsultationBusiness, Maritime, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
A former Coast Guard Officer, commercial fisherman and merchant mariner, since 1988 Nicholas H. Walsh has used his practical knowledge to assist hundreds of New Englanders. The firm has two areas of emphasis: Jones Act work for injured sailors, and injuries occurring because of deficient medical or nursing care (medical malpractice). The “Articles” section of the site nicholaswalsh.com contains useful information on these areas of the law. “From Injury to Judgment: Medical Malpractice Law in Maine” and “Where Does it Hurt: A Survey of Seaman’s Personal Injury Remedies” are just two useful articles. We suggest you review that material, and give...
Todd H Crawford Jr
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Raymond, ME Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(207) 613-2955 1288 Roosevelt Trl, Ste #3
P.O. Box 753
Raymond, ME 04071-0753
Business, Collections, Criminal and Family
University of New Hampshire School of Law
Michelle DelMar Esq.
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(617) 728-9800 477 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Business, IP, International and Trademarks
With 20 years experience, Michelle L. DelMar, Esq. provides business, trademark, contract and corporation advice and representation. She helps entrepreneurs start their businesses, existing Businesses grow and Executives achieve their goals.
Alice A. Neal Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 699-5553 200 High Street, Suite 1C
Portland, ME 04101
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
New York Law School
I operate a small practice in Portland, Maine. I have a different philosophy than other law firms - I believe that the client should be the focus, instead of the billable hour. I provide services to clients in the following areas: Cumberland County, Maine York County, Maine Androscoggin County, Maine Sagadahoc County, Maine
Kellie Cameron Baker
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Biddeford, ME Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(207) 602-6118 291 Alfred Street
Suite 1
Biddeford, ME 04005
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Probate
Suffolk University Law School
Legal and mediation services for divorce, family law, probate, estate planning, business and consumer matters. Help by the hour, day or entire case. Offering a variety of services to assist all clients at an affordable rate. Free half hour consultations by phone or at the office.
Greg Hansel
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
One City Center
Portland, ME 04101
Business, Antitrust and Personal Injury
Christian Foster Esq
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Portland , ME Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(207) 831-3384 120 Exchange Street, 6th Floor
Portland , ME 04101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Alan R. Nye Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(207) 828-4400 225 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
New England Law | Boston
Thaddeus Day Esq
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North Yarmouth, ME Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(207) 829-9300 440 Walnut Hill Rd
North Yarmouth, ME 04097
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Maine School of Law
I am the managing member of a Professional Limited Liability Company Law Firm. I am a graduate of Clarkson University, Pennsylvania State University, and the Maine School of Law.
Aaron Burns Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(207) 822-9900 2 Monument Sq.
Ste 901
Portland, ME 04101
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Municipal
University of Maine School of Law
Attorney, Pearce & Dow LLC. Our practice is focused on providing advocacy services for and advice to businesses of all sizes.
George Marcus Esq
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Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 828-8000 One Canal Plaza, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101
Business and Bankruptcy
Jeffrey Buhrman Esq
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South Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 772-2578 584 Main St
South Portland, ME 04106
Business, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
Please visit my web page: guardianadvocate.com
Jeffrey Shafto
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Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(207) 619-4006 145 Newbury Street, Suite 2
Portland, ME 04101
Business and Bankruptcy
Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 774-3158 165 Prospect St
Portland, ME 04103
Business and Environmental
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 878-2004 1050 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Business and Real Estate
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 878-2004 1050 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 773-0275 257 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Business and Estate Planning
Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 775-3148 602 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 774-7241 23 Amherst St
Portland, ME 04103
Business
North Windham, ME Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(207) 892-0229 778 Roosevelt Trail
North Windham, ME 04062
Business
North Windham, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 892-8484 711 Roosevelt Trail
North Windham, ME 04062
Business and Real Estate
Portland, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 774-5100 140 William St
Portland, ME 04103
Business and Real Estate
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 879-0708 158 Pleasant Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Business
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney
(207) 772-8854 138 Stroudwater Rd
Portland, ME 04102
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Portland, ME Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
235 Pleasant Ave
Portland, ME 04103
Business
PORTLAND, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 775-7271 Ten Free Street
PORTLAND, ME 04112
Business and Real Estate
PORTLAND, ME Business Law Lawyer
(207) 775-7271 10 Free St.
PORTLAND, ME 04112
Business and Real Estate
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