We help entrepreneurs, communities, and mission-driven organizations build, protect, and defend the work that gives their own lives meaning. 

 

Taking a general counsel approach to the practice of law, we provide a reassuring hand through a variety of business challenges and opportunities. We have an intentionally sharp and strategic focus on business, corporate, municipal, and employment law as well as a steadfast commitment to bringing empathy and humanity to every issue, transaction, or negotiation.

Whether this includes forming and organizing a business or nonprofit entity, drafting a tax increment financing agreement, assisting a professional practice acquire a new location or book of business, or representing a commercial lender in making a loan to a startup, we take our clients’ challenges and objectives to heart.

 

Meet-Michael

Michael S. Malloy, Esq. 

Managing Attorney

Michael is a business lawyer and entrepreneur devoted to helping Maine professionals build and protect their life’s work. In 2016, after several years practicing at medium–sized firms, where he represented some of Maine’s largest private employers and municipalities, Michael launched The Malloy Firm as an independent practice based in Lewiston-Auburn, with a statewide reach.

Michael’s practice includes the areas of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and employer compliance. He represents a number of lenders, businesses, and private practice professionals. Michael fully embraces technology as a tool to help bridge access to counsel challenges in Maine’s rural communities, and as a means to serve clients more efficiently and more securely, while maintaining a personal, high-touch connection with each one of his clients.

To further embrace these tools, and to lead with value, in 2023, Michael started a podcast called Private Practices in Maine to help licensed professionals (such as dentists, attorneys, chiropractors, veterinarians, and optometrists) get the guidance and actionable information they need to build a thriving business. It is free to listen to, and available here or wherever fine podcasts are available.

Involved in his community and within the bar, Michael is a frequent presenter and preferred business partner of the Maine Dental Association and is the past President of the Androscoggin County Bar Association. He is currently chair of the board of the Auburn Public Library and a member of the Board of Governors of the Maine State Bar Association. He has previously served as general counsel to the City of Auburn, a Director of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, a Trustee of the Catholic Foundation of Maine, the Chairman of his parish finance council, and a lector at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn. When not practicing law or learning a new technological tool to integrate into the practice, Michael is usually skiing or thinking about skiing with his wife and kids.

Originally from Medway, Massachusetts and a proud alumnus of Xaverian Bros. High School, Michael is an honors graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and Suffolk University Law School. He has studied at the Université de Paris -III, Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Institut Catholique in Paris, France, and received NCAA All-America Honors in swimming. He is admitted to practice in Maine and Massachusetts.

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Education

 

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA

J.D., cum laude

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Bachelor’s degree with double major: International Politics & Economics, French.

Université de Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France

Visiting Student

Institut catholique de Paris, Paris, France

Visiting Student

 

 

Education

 

University of Maine School of Law, Portland, ME

J.D., cum laude

St. Joseph’s  College, Standish, ME

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, magna cum laude

Brendan T. Barry, Esq. 

Associate Attorney

Brendan’s motivation for practicing law comes from a lifelong desire to help people. When he can help clients further their professional goals, grow their businesses, plan for the future, or untangle their estates, he hopes to make their lives a little easier, a little better.

As associate attorney at The Malloy Firm, Brendan’s practice includes the areas of estate planning, probate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and title insurance. He drafts documents for commercial transactions, researches updates to relevant areas of law, provides guidance to clients regarding their estate plan, and counsels families through the administration of the estate of a deceased loved one. A former college baseball pitcher, Brendan’s strengths play to both the mental calculations and the need to execute while practicing law.

Committed to his community, Brendan was an active volunteer throughout his undergraduate and law school years. He tutored and mentored at-risk teens at the My Place Teen Center in Westbrook and served low-income Mainers at the Volunteer Lawyers Project in Portland. He worked as an intern at a VA benefits law firm in South Portland and as a Student Research Assistant for the respected Maine Law tax professor Jeffrey Maine.

When Brendan is not at the office, you can usually find him outdoors – running, hiking, or cycling. He is happiest by a campfire with friends and family after a day hiking in the White Mountains.

Brendan grew up in Stoneham, Massachusetts, where he played hockey and baseball at Austin Preparatory School. He is a magna cum laude graduate from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine and a cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where he received the Class of 2023 Faculty Award for Tax Law. He is admitted to practice in Maine.

Meet Kristen

Kristen Morissette

Client Development and Special Projects Manager

Part paralegal, part marketer, part process improvement specialist, Kristen wears numerous hats at The Malloy Firm, and she wears them well. Kristen provides daily paralegal support while managing the Firm’s client outreach efforts, ensuring all special projects are executed well and completed on time. Organized and tech-savvy, Kristen is a natural systems person; she has taken to developing and refining The Malloy Firm’s internal systems to create more streamlined and efficient workflows.

Client development also motivates Kristen. She enjoys helping business owners through the many stages of their entrepreneurship journey, and is grateful to be a part of their successes. She also loves to be able to provide some piece of mind when it comes to important life decisions such as those involved in estate planning.

Before joining The Malloy Firm, Kristen worked as a social media assistant at Trinity College and interned at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, where she and her team received the Guest Service Award. An accomplished and dedicated swimmer, she has also lifeguarded at local pools and ponds. When not fixing workflows, overseeing legal projects, or connecting with clients, you’ll find Kristen playing with her cat, Meeko, helping her parents renovate their house, discovering new documentaries, dabbling in photography, and scoping out the best restaurants in Maine.

Kristen grew up in Leeds, Maine and graduated from Leavitt Area High School, where she played soccer, ran track, and was literally the entire swim team. She is a cum laude graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where she majored in American and Classical Studies. She has studied at Syracuse University Florence in Florence, Italy and was awarded Faculty Honors and was named to the NESCAC All-Academic Swim Team. She was inducted into the National Honorary Society for Classical Studies and the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and co-captained the women’s swim team.

Education

 

Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Bachelor’s degree with double major: American Studies and Classical Studies, cum laude

Syracuse University in Florence, Florence, Italy

Visiting Student

 

 

Nancy Doucette

Legal Assistant

Always with a friendly smile, Nancy enjoys meeting people and hopes to be a positive part of their day. At The Malloy Firm, she greets clients, answers the phone, schedules meetings, and helps out in every and all ways.

Originally from Lisbon, Maine, Nancy has deep administrative experience having worked for years in municipalities and school districts throughout Maine, including as tax collector for a local municipality. At The Malloy Firm, she loves that every day is different and is motivated by the fact that there is always something new to learn. She values the driven and supportive team and is proud that everyone strives to do their very best, every day.

Outside the office, Nancy enjoys bicycling, spending time with her family, and sitting peacefully on her porch with a good read or new crafting project.

 

 

 

LOCATION

Two Great Falls Plaza, Suite 6A

Auburn, Maine 04212

 

MAIL

PO Box 3171, Auburn, ME 04212

 

PHONE

207-333-6700

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