Coporate & Business Law in Maine
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Welcome to Weinstein, Lovell & Ordway, P.A., a trusted business law firm in Maine where people and businesses come to find answers and solutions to their business-related legal questions and challenges.
If you are here, chances are you are looking for some assistance with starting or managing your business operations or addressing a novel business issue for the first time. Maybe you need an expert opinion on buying or selling an enterprise? Are you starting a new business venture but are not sure how to go about it? Or are you looking for guidance on keeping your family business going for another generation?
Whatever your situation might be, we are committed to working hard to meet your unique needs and are confident that our business law experience can help you out.
Qualified Corporate Attorneys in Maine
At Weinstein, Lovell & Ordway, P.A., we have a team of trained and qualified corporate and business law attorneys who are committed to safeguarding the interests of our clients. Whether you need help with something as fundamental as drafting a business agreement, as daunting as raising financing, or as complex as a merger or business sale or anything else in between, just give us a call.
With years of experience in the field, our lawyers are confident we can help you deal with the many unexpected issues that often arise in business planning and administration. We prioritize understanding our client’s business goals and help them to set and pursue a path that leads them to practical results.
Reasons to Work with Us
- Get sound legal advice from qualified attorneys
- A record of achievement
- We find solutions that prioritize your business’ success
- Understand the basics and complexities of Maine business laws
- Ensure peace of mind in the corporate world
Maine Business Law Overview
The corporate world is inherently complicated and full of challenges. One of the keys to surviving the competition and ensuring the efficient operations that contribute to your business’ success is to know your way around the local corporate and business laws.
The laws applicable to businesses in Maine are detailed and can be complex, from corporate laws that affect how you organize your business, to state regulations affecting your operations and employee rights, and beyond. But the good news is that you don’t need to struggle with it alone. Our attorneys are here to help make things clear for you, prioritizing practical solutions to help you start, grow, and manage a business in the Pine Tree State.
The attorneys at our business law firm are here to help you navigate your way around the exciting and fulfilling process of starting and operating your own business!
Services We Offer
Take a look at some of the key aspects of Maine corporate law where experienced legal advice may help you reach your goals more effectively.
Organization and Formation
There are many things to consider when you’re taking the first steps to creating your own startup. From registering the newly formed business and obtaining financing to drafting operating agreements and ensuring your management arrangements work for your individual needs, getting started can seem more daunting than you may have expected. Weinstein, Lovell & Ordway, P.A. is here to help! Our attorneys can guide you through all the steps so you can get your business up and running in no time.
Limited Liability Companies, Corporations, and Partnerships
Your company’s entity form can have significant financial and operational effects, from decision making processes and approvals to taxation and startup costs.
Let us help you choose the right entity type for your individual needs, get your entity formed efficiently and securely, and help you understand the rules that apply to your particular business model so you can plan and manage the finances efficiently.
Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, and Bylaws
Business entities need these foundational documents in place to guide how the most fundamental and important decisions will be made as the business grows. We take the time to understand your business’ unique needs and how we can nurture and protect your organization’s operations under the Maine corporate and entity laws. You can come to us for the timely and careful preparation of any and all of such documents and contracts.
Financing, Lines of Credit, Promissory Notes
Every businessperson knows, after the idea and the hard work, financing is the lifeblood of a business. Whether it is negotiating a business loan for capital investments or upgrades to a business location, a line of credit to give your business flexibility to grow and support expanding operations, or promissory notes from customers or private financiers, it is important to have someone pay attention to the details to protect your business. Our attorneys have extensive experience working with public and private lenders and can help you negotiate terms that meet your business needs. We can help you prepare and review loan documents of all types for secured and unsecured financing, including Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements, construction and line of credit agreements, security agreements, and more.
Looking to partner up to build your business, or embark in a new direction together with another business? As you have probably guessed, it is important to make sure agreements with your partners reflect your deal and give the partners the opportunities and protections that they bargained for.
Our attorneys can help prepare and review your joint venture or other business agreement to ensure that your interests are protected.
Mergers; Business Acquisitions and Sales
Thinking of selling your company? Found an existing company that you can’t wait to buy and build into something even better? Or looking to combine forces with another business to increase your combined future potential? In these game-changing decisions, it is important to have an experienced counselor on your side. Our attorneys can provide start-to-finish advice on these important business deals, from financing acquisitions – company funds, bank loan, asset-backed loans, bonds, and earnouts – to drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, merger agreements, and other transaction documents. We can provide start-to-finish guidance and support to help your transaction get across the finish line. Let our attorneys give you the advice you need to decide what works best for your business for the decades to come.
Asset Purchases and Sales
When it comes time to buy or sell significant business assets, our attorneys can help you with preparing asset purchase agreements, bills of sale, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) documentation, and more to ensure your purchase or sale goes smoothly and efficiently.
Business Succession Planning
A succession plan can help keep your business running smoothly in case of planned or unplanned absence of the director, manager or other personnel in administrative roles.
Establish authority, maintain accountability, and ensure stability by drafting and implementing a succession plan with one of our Maine business law attorneys.
Labor and Employment
Understanding the rules and regulations applicable to employees in Maine is essential for maintaining a healthy and productive relationship with your employees. It can also facilitate you in preventing and resolving problems within the workforce.
Regulatory Matters & Licensing
Do you want to apply for a license? Perhaps, you need to obtain a permit or undertake some exam for a business qualification? The process will be different for each, depending on your regulatory authority.
We can assist you in completing the necessary paperwork and getting the required documents on time.
Legal Help – Just the Press of a Button Away
Weinstein, Lovell & Ordway, P.A. is a respected business law firms in Maine, and what makes us so is our ability to serve a wide and diverse clientele professionally and with dedication to protecting our clients’ interests.
Our attorneys have represented businessmen and businesswomen from a variety of industries, and have helped them achieve a variety of aims. We have helped to address corporate and business law issues for companies of all sizes, from small startups to established large-scale organizations, and all types, from sole proprietorships and partnerships to limited liability companies and corporations. Whether you are an entrepreneur who is just starting a business, a manager of an existing enterprise, or anyone else involved in a business transaction, if you are looking for a legal advisor to guide you through your corporate matters, Weinstein Lovell & Ordway, P.A. is the place to be.