Preti Flaherty is a 100+ attorney regional law firm with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Washington, DC. We focus on building momentum for our clients. The clients we serve span a broad range of industries, and come to us with diverse objectives—from major deals and litigation to regulatory and intellectual property challenges. With expertise in multi-state and cross-border matters, Preti Flaherty has emerged as an important regional firm, with global experience.
With roots tracing back to the 19th century, Preti Flaherty is the result of strategic mergers over the years of several of Maine's most influential and successful law firms.
Today, Preti Flaherty embraces a global approach to the practice of law. From cross-border ventures to intellectual property ownership, to successfully resolving litigation and arbitration, our practice groups have been at the forefront of many significant matters worldwide, with internationally-respected attorneys at the helm. We are committed to building one world for business and represent both foreign clients with business in the U.S., as well as domestic clients with business in countries spanning the globe.
With one of the largest International Law practices in New England, we also have an of counsel relationship with senior foreign attorney Thomas P. Pinansky of the Korea-based firm Barun Law. Senior partner Severin M. Beliveau was instrumental in establishing and bringing to Maine the U.S. chapter headquarters of Forum Francophone des Affairs, a French language trade organization. Senior partner Harold C. Pachios formerly served as Chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, having been appointed to the commission by President Clinton in 1993.
Our attorneys team up across practice areas to advise clients on: cross-border commercial transactions, energy projects, strategic alliances, joint ventures, franchising, litigation, import and export issues, prosecution, management and enforcement of intellectual property rights and development of new markets for products or new business partnerships.
In addition to providing a wide range of traditional legal services, from Corporate and Commercial law to Energy, Governmental and Environmental law, the firm also has a highly sophisticated Intellectual Property, Trademark and Patent practice with many internationally recognized attorneys serving clients throughout the world.
In addition to clients from neighboring Canada, the firm serves individuals and corporations in countries as distant and diverse as Chile, the Republic of Vietnam, Australia, Ireland and Kuwait.