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Business Services and Corporate Law


Southern Maine lawyers who offer legal services to business


The vast majority of companies in Maine are small businesses, businesses that, despite having relatively few employees, face a broad range of legal issues. At Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A., we offer a full range of services and representation to help clients establish and grow their businesses.

If you are considering starting a new business, or restructuring an ongoing one, we advise you on the best corporate structure to use based on an assessment of tax issues and potential liability. Options include establishing your company as the following:


• Corporation
• Limited liability company (LLC)
• Partnership
• Sole proprietorship
• Non-Profits

Our attorneys help business owners avoid pitfalls in growing and running their companies by regularly assisting them with matters including the following:

• Contract drafting and negotiation
• Strategic planning
• Commercial transactions
• Shareholder agreements
• Employment matters
• Severance agreements
• Licensing agreements
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Dissolutions
• Sale or transfer of business assets
• Succession planning
• Tax planning

Litigation Defense

Lawyers at Ainsworth Thelin work closely with business owners to identify potential problems and resolve them before they become costly drains on the business. Unfortunately, most business owners have to go to court at one time or another to protect their interests. Our extensive business knowledge—combined with extensive courtroom experience—provides our business clients with profound advantages when litigation becomes necessary.

Contact us to discuss your business needs

Business owners in Southern Maine rely on the skill and professionalism of the attorneys at Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. To find out how we can help you, call us at 207-767-4824, or complete the contact form on the left.