Corporate & Business

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

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott’s lawyers have helped Maine businesses for generations and have earned a reputation in both the business and legal communities as one of the state’s most respected business law firms. Our command of business and corporate law can help your company find cost-effective solutions to reach its financial goals.

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.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott attorneys advise business and corporate clients on a broad range of legal issues, such as formation of corporations, corporate governance, shareholder agreements and buy/sell agreements, regulatory compliance, commercial contracts and leases, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, tax issues and employment contracts and issues. Our client list includes long-established small and mid-sized family businesses, new start-ups and larger corporations, including some of Maine’s largest business enterprises. We represent financial lending institutions, utilities, and the small independent family businesses that are so characteristic of Maine. Whatever size business you have, you need a lawyer experienced in Maine business and corporate law to guide you as you plan for the future.

Business planning also often involves planning for ownership and development of real estate. Our business real estate lawyers are experienced at handling everything from small office leases, to 1031 tax free exchanges, to the development of larger manufacturing and industrial sites. We are seasoned facilitators of real estate transactions and have worked with clients in organizing real estate portfolios.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships with clients based on a long tradition of personalized service and a foundation of respect. Doing business that way, we have represented many family-owned businesses through multiple generations of ownership.

Based in central Maine, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott lawyers have advocated on behalf of individuals and business clients since 1853. We serve clients in Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Lewiston, Auburn, Rockland, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor, as well as Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties and throughout Maine.