Going through the Launch Pad program, it was clear how much my attorney truly cared about helping my business succeed. By the end of the Launch Pad program, I saw her as a trusted member on my board of advisors, not just a hands-off lawyer with bigger fish to fry than helping my small business.
— Lucas Meyers, Owner of O'Oysters Catering

MEET THE LAUNCH PAD SMALL BUSINESS ATTORNEYS

 

MICHAEL L. SHEEHAN

Mike is Chair of the Business Law Group and Preti Flaherty’s lead attorney in tax matters.  Bringing a distinguished level of expertise and knowledge in practical business to the Launch Pad team, he advises clients on federal & state income, sales and property tax issues.

Commercially, Mike specializes in negotiations, documents and consummates business acquisitions and dispositions, complicated loan and equity arrangements, real estate sales and leases, major equipment purchases and leases and contracts covering a variety of subjects.

 

KRISTY M. ABRAHAM

A lifelong Mainer, Kristy joined Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group in 2007. Kristy represents a diverse group of clients, ranging from small locally-owned businesses to national and international corporate clients of all sizes. Armed with her broad range of legal expertise, Kristy is well-versed in corporate transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financing, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate governance, and commercial real estate dealings. 

 
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Ethan Anderson 

Ethan is an Associate in the firm's Business Law Group, practicing from the Portland office. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School and Northeastern University with a degree in Economics. While in law school, Ethan interned at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C, working in the Civil Division, Torts Branch, and Aviation & Admiralty Litigation Section. He was also a Notes Editor for the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review. Ethan currently resides in Portland.

 

PATRICK C. LEVER

Pat is a native of Rumford, Maine and a graduate of Colby College and the University of Maine Law School. He practices with the firm’s Business Law and Real Estate groups and focuses on a wide range of matters, including corporate law, real estate conveyances, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial transactions with an emphasis on commercial lending. He recently joined Preti Flaherty in 2016.

Previously, Pat handled real estate and creditors’ rights matters at another law firm in Portland where he oversaw numerous real estate transactions, loan workouts, commercial collections, and commercial and civil foreclosure actions.

 

WANT TO KNOW HOW LAUNCH PAD CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS ESTABLISH A STRONG LEGAL FOUNDATION?

Apply to the program today to see if your start-up qualifies for one of the team's available openings this month.

It takes less than two minutes to apply and every application we receive is personally reviewed and responded to within two business days.