Best Lawyers for Corporate Law in Maine, United States

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  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Health Care Law Tax Law Corporate Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
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David J. Champoux was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David J. Champoux

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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Charles M. Graceffa was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Charles M. Graceffa

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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Jacob A. Manheimer was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Jacob A. Manheimer

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Litigation - Bankruptcy Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Banking and Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Real Estate Corporate Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Finance Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Employment Law - Management
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  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Augusta, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Real Estate Law

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Practice Area Definition

Corporate Law Definition

Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.

Sidley Austin LLP

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Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.