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John L. Carpenter John L. Carpenter

John L. Carpenter


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Meet John, a seasoned corporate advisor with a keen strategic mind.

John L. Carpenter

CONTACT
jcarpenter@bernsteinshur.com

207 228-7285 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029

Co-chair
Corporate Governance Practice Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group

AWARDS
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for his corporate/mergers and acquisition practice
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in corporate governance and compliance and franchising
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Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

Technology firms, manufacturers, beverage companies, health care companies, nonprofits, and oil and gas companies have all benefited from John’s thoughtful, pragmatic strategic direction on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and agreements, and debt and equity financings. Whether you’re looking to raise capital, finance growth, or negotiate an acquisition agreement, John has the experience and acumen to help you meet your business goals.

But that’s not all. John is also very experienced in:

  • Counseling boards and management regarding governance matters, operating issues, business development opportunities and tactics, operations, and transactional matters
  • Advising companies and investors regarding private equity investments and agreements
  • Advising acquirers and sellers regarding business sales and acquisitions
  • Licensing and distribution agreements and relationships, including franchising
  • Advising start-up companies
Background

Education
JD, Washington & Lee University, 1984, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Contributor, Washington & Lee Law Review
BA, Colby College, 1980, cum laude

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
US District Court, District of Maine

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
North Yarmouth Academy (Former Trustee)
North Yarmouth Planning Board (Past Member)
North Yarmouth Zoning Board of Appeals (Past Chairman)
Greater Portland YMCA (Former Director)
Cumberland Soccer Club (Former Director and Coach)