Business Law

Competent, responsive, and approachable legal counsel for every business

Beyond the formation, registration or transaction, we help businesses in more ways than you’ve been trained to expect.

One step closer to in-house counsel

Whether launching anew, bringing on partners, or inking a big deal, your company needs legal to formalize business relationships with the big picture in mind. We advocate for the success of your business model through contract drafting and management, and we help you prepare your company for new plateaus as it grows. Our goal is to provide your company with legal protection from existing and potential liabilities, and bring you peace of mind by being responsive and effective when the unexpected arises.

We help clients statewide, nationwide, and worldwide.

It is remarkable the impact a small boutique law firm in Portland, Maine can have because of the internet, and because of well-networked clients. There seems to be no limit. We are fortunate enough to help clients around the country and around the world.

We handle:

    • Negotiating and drafting agreements between co-founders
    • Structuring and forming simple and complex LLCs and Corporations for optimal asset protection
    • General corporate governance and counsel
    • Managing exempt offerings of equity and debt securities
    • Business and asset transactions as buyer’s or seller’s counsel
    • Drafting and reviewing all types contracts used in your business
    • Compliance and licensing

If your company’s legal was a job site, think of Opticliff Law as your general contractor.

We do more than 80% of our work in-house. But in some cases, you need a specialist. Think: tax, environmental, litigation, employment problems, etc.

Because we are so well-networked with firms big and small in Maine, and across the nation and globe, if we cannot help with the issue, we can probably find someone who can.

Competitive rates and fixed-fee services

We offer fixed-fee arrangements wherever possible. Email us at for more information or about our Business Law practice, or make an appointment with a lawyer here:

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