Maine Business Law Attorneys
We handle corporate and commercial transactions throughout the state
From small businesses to large corporations, Jabar LaLiberty & Dubord, LLC handles many different types of cases, including all aspects of business law. Our attorneys have been helping businesses in Waterville, Portland and throughout Maine since our founding in 1979, and we are ready to help you with your business’s legal needs.
Our business law attorneys represent a wide range of businesses including small retail stores, contractors, software and IT companies, high tech manufacturers, assisted living facilities, banks, credit unions, and start-up businesses. If you have a business matter or transaction, we can provide comprehensive advice and help you achieve your goals efficiently and economically.
How can a business lawyer help with corporate lending?
When your business needs financing – for expansion, more immediate expenses or other purposes – our firm can help. Our business attorneys can advise you of your options and negotiate an arrangement that meets your needs. Whether it’s an asset-based loan, a structured finance vehicle or a cash-flow investment, we can guide you through the process.
Do I need a lawyer to sell a business?
Selling a business can be complicated. There are usually many issues that need to be worked out – such as dividing property, distributing profits, handling debts, managing records and receipts and making decisions on existing accounts and sales contracts. We offer valuable legal advice from an experienced lawyer who can protect your interests.
Why do you need a commercial real estate lawyer?
There are regulations and laws at the federal, state and local level that need to be considered when dealing with commercial real estate. Our lawyers can advise you on your property transaction on issues involving purchase agreements, zoning ordinances, mortgage information and closing documents. We can also help you draft lease documents and provide advice on handling lease violations, as well as many other legal issues.
Do I need a lawyer to form a corporation?
This can be a lengthy and involved process. It can involve choosing a business name, appointing initial directors, filing articles of incorporation with the state, creating corporate bylaws, holding the first board of directors meeting and issuing stock certificates. Our attorneys can guide you through the process and also help you obtain any necessary licenses and permits.
Do I need a lawyer to set up an LLC?
A limited liability company (LLC) is a way to legally structure your business. It limits your personal liability if your business is ever sued and provides certain tax advantages. In order to form an LLC in Maine, you need to choose a distinguishable name, appoint a registered agent to accept legal documents on the LLC’s behalf and file a certificate of formation with the state. It is also generally a good idea to prepare an operating agreement for your LLC.
Do you need a lawyer for a partnership agreement?
A partnership is a business arrangement. All partners are general partners, with control over the business and equal liability for all debts and losses. Many businesses use a limited partnership, in which some partners are limited partners, with limited control and liability. Our attorneys can go over the pros and cons of each and help you draft a partnership agreement.