Business Acquisitions

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Business Acquisitions

Darcie P.L. Beaudin
Bryan M. Dench
Norman J. Rattey 

At Skelton, Taintor & Abbott, representing and counseling businesses and their owners is the core of our practice.  Today operating a startup or small business and growing your business into a larger company is exceedingly difficult, fraught with legal and regulatory challenges.  When a company is larger and well established, its legal challenges may be different but no less complex. In addition to counseling all kinds of businesses through these issues, our lawyers have helped Maine businesses and business leaders through generations of ownership changes.   Family owned businesses are a special area of expertise for our firm.

This experience and skill become especially important in the sale or purchase of a business, and we have wide experience representing buyers and sellers in these transactions.  We have the expertise to help with letter of intent, due diligence reviews pending closing, negotiating purchase and sale contracts and related agreements, and conducting a smooth and accurate closing.

Today, business mergers and acquisitions are more complicated than ever. Skelton, Taintor & Abbott’s business lawyers have extensive experience designing mergers and acquisitions, handling spin-offs and structuring business ownership and succession plans.

Maine still has many small, independent companies and family businesses. When those businesses are bought and sold, our lawyers provide specific advice and guidance from the initial discussions and negotiations through consummation of sales, mergers and acquisitions. Our attorneys have experience handling acquisitions through stock purchases, the sale and purchase of assets and the design of operating plans to help new businesses succeed. Our personalized legal service to businesses and individual clients has earned us a reputation as one of Maine’s most respected law firms.

A full-service law firm based in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott serves business and individual clients in Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Lewiston, Auburn, Rockland, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor, as well as Androscoggin, Cumberland and York Counties.