Frederick L. Lipp Frederick L. Lipp

Frederick L. Lipp


Meet Fred, result-focused M&A and business counsel.

Frederick L. Lipp


207 228-7150 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

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

  • Leader of corporate group recipient of International Service Provider of the Year Award, Maine International Trade Center
  • Sumner T. Bernstein Award for Exceptional Volunteer Service, Bernstein Shur

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

Fred is a highly-experienced M&A, business, and corporate attorney. His over 30 years of providing counsel for US and global companies through all phases of growth have made him an authority on corporate structuring, M&A, distribution, financing, and a broad array of commercial transactions. Fred is also fluent in Spanish, with a particular expertise in US-Latin American matters.

Fred’s breadth of experience with complex transactions and sensitive political matters; his detail-oriented approach and exhaustive knowledge of US and international business law; and his common sense and commercial street smarts enable him to devise practical, successful solutions to advance clients’ business objectives.

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

  • Acting as outside General Counsel
  • Buying and selling of companies and business assets
  • Identifying new revenue sources and tax strategies
  • Formation of US and foreign companies
  • Fiduciary matters for global families
  • Representation of professional athletes and artists
  • Bidding and negotiation of government contracts
  • US and cross-border distribution and software licensing
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Regulatory and strategic matters of alcoholic beverage sector
  • Providing counsel to private equity, banks and financial institutions, and general counsel

In his former life, Fred was:

  • Advisor to Governor Angus S. King, Jr. (currently United States Senator King) on cross-border matters and during trade missions to Asia, Canada, and South America

When Fred isn’t working, he is…

Playing baseball in the Southern Maine Men’s Baseball League, running, fishing, snowmobiling, reading mysteries and nonfiction, and traveling with his family. Fred also volunteers with organizations that support youth and new immigrants, and he has created and served in leadership on the boards of various charitable and educational organizations.


JD, University of Maine School of Law, 1991
BA, Bowdoin College, 1988, magna cum laude
Select courses in logistics and economics, Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business, Maine Maritime Academy

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
US District Court, District of Maine
United States Court of International Trade

English (Fluent)
Spanish (Fluent)


MSBA, Business Law Section
MSBA, International Practice Section (Past Chair)
Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce (Past Director, Board of Directors)
ABA, Business Law Section
ABA, International Business Law Section (Steering Member, Anti-Corruption Committee)
Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce
Dominican-American Chamber of Commerce
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Cambodian Arts & Scholarship Foundation
AIDS Lodging House (Past Chair, Board of Directors)
Youth & Family Outreach (Past Co-Chair, Board of Directors)
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Bowdoin College Alumni Organization
Southern Maine Men’s Baseball League
Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club
American Legion Post 86
4-H Youth Development Organization