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Commercial Litigation

We are creative and efficient advocates for our clients in the courtroom as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings.  Examples of the types of commercial litigation we have conducted include:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Enforcement of non-competition agreements
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Title disputes
  • Frauds against investors by investment promoters
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Commercial torts
  • Construction disputes including cases involving:
    • Mechanic’s liens
    • Miller Act
    • Home Construction Act
  • Fraudulent transfers and preferences
  • Large collections
  • Lender liability
  • Enforcement of out-of-state judgments

We realize our clients are mindful of the bottom line in any commercial dispute.  We focus our clients’ attention on the best possible legal result, the likelihood of success and the cost of all options, so that together we and our clients are aware of the costs and benefits during a commercial dispute.

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Our Office
  • Portland Office
    Two Monument Square
    Suite 901, P.O. BOX 108
    Portland, Maine 04112
    Phone: 207-822-9900
    Fax: 207-822-9901
Recent Representation
  • "Representation of secured lender in Chapter 11 case involving corporate debtor that owned home heating oil business and gas stations/convenience stores. Client was paid all principal, interest and attorneys fees."

  • "Representation of developer that purchased large distressed condominium project from Federal Court receiver. Resolved numerous environmental, title, zoning, construction, permitting and other operational matters. The project is now doing well in a bad economy."

Client Testimonials
  • "My relationship, and the Bank's relationship with Mike Pearce and the firm of Pearce & Dow spans over 20 years. Mike is a tireless advocate, a teacher, an informal counselor to our employees and an outstanding attorney. Pearce & Dow has ably represented TD Bank and its predecessors in loan originations of every kind for many years. The firm is also a highly regarded workout and Chapter 11 firm that continues to generate results for TD Bank. The lawyers at Pearce & Dow are always professional, honorable, knowledgeable and thorough in dealings both with us and our customers and clients. I recommend Pearce & Dow to any lender or other client without reservation."  --Lawrence A. Wold, President, Maine, TD Bank, N.A.

  • "Mike Pearce has been our attorney since 1981. He guided us through several incorporations, golf course real estate developments, financing, debtor/creditor issues, course construction contracts and permitting. Mike worked with our engineers on course construction permits which required review by nineteen boards and agencies. He is familiar with all things golf. From the height of cut of greens to food and beverage including fine dining. He is a consummate professional exhibiting a depth of knowledge and most importantly honor (integrity). "  -Sincerely, Mike Farina