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

 

KRISTY M. ABRAHAM

A lifelong Mainer, Kristy is Co-Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group. 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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Sara N. Moppin

Sara joined Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group in late 2017, and provides Launch Pad candidates with her expertise across a diverse spectrum of legal matters, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and other transactions. Sara is a former chair of the City of Portland Zoning Board of Appeals, a member of and general counsel for the Maine Women’s Conference, chair of the Maine Community Foundation’s Cumberland County Fund, and a resource mentor for the Portland chapter of SCORE, advising emerging and existing businesses in planning and financial matters.

 

Emily T. White

With a background in accounting, Emily focuses her practice on corporate tax and transactional matters, helping businesses of all sizes build a solid foundation for growth. Before attending law school at Pepperdine University, Emily interned with wealth management groups and an accounting firm. She uses that experience to assist new business owners with entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, and contract issues. Emily also works with nonprofit organizations on tax and general operations issues.  

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Megan Arguelles

Business-minded, with a knack for guiding emerging companies toward success, Megan works with startups and emerging businesses through every stage of the corporate life cycle, from pre-incorporation planning and formation through growth and acquisition.  A former business attorney from Silicon Valley, Megan practices with Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group, representing clients on a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, commercial contracts, and corporate governance.  Megan also advises venture capital investors and VC-backed emerging companies in connection with their fundraising, governance and investment activities.

 

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.