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Michael B. Peisner

207.774.9000, ext. 211


Practice Areas

Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications

General Business, Corporate and Finance

Maine sections of the Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association

Honors & Distinctions
Listed in the Best Lawyers In America® in the field of Corporate Law.

Michael B. Peisner

Mike Peisner brings to the firm significant experience in money-center financing, general corporate and business planning law.

Mike has represented clients in several hundred million dollars of financing, including SEC stock registrations and such tax-driven transactions as sale-leasebacks, sale of limited partnership and limited liability company (LLC) interests. He has engineered sophisticated corporate reorganizations (including non-profits), handled numerous asset and equity acquisitions, and advised clients of various sizes on business planning matters, including tax and securities issues. He chaired the Maine State Bar Association task force on LLCs, which was instrumental in the passage of the original enabling legislation, and in the passage of subsequent amendments, including inter-species merger and conversion legislation.

Before attending law school, Mike worked as a management auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Office.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School cum laude, 1979; Articles Editor, Journal of Law Reform
B.A., Economics, University of Michigan, 1974, with high distinction

Representative Matters

  • Represented an alternative energy company in its purchase of minority interests in two entrepreneurial wind energy developers, and in the subsequent purchases of several large wind farm projects.

  • Conducted a securities registration for merger that formed a holding company for a public utility.

  • Represented a start-up high-tech company in corporate matters, raising funds (including venture capital investments) and licensing.

  • Represented a Canadian timber company in obtaining a cross-border loan with complex structure giving advantages under Canadian tax law.

  • Represented a non-profit research laboratory in financial closings that involved coordinating the requirements of federal and state grants with bank financing.

Community Service

Mike has served as President of the Jewish Federation of Southern Maine, and presided over its merger with the Jewish Community Center to become the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine.  He is Board President of WinterKids, which helps Maine children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. 

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