Hans S. Peterson

Hans provides a broad range of real estate, corporate, business, bankruptcy, and commercial advice to clients in all of Maine’s business and non-profit sectors, including aerospace, construction, energy, healthcare, forest resources, commercial real estate development, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, and finance.

Hans is regularly involved in negotiating the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, commercial finance, the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial contracts, leasing transactions, and representing creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. He is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Hans devotes a significant portion of his practice to complex commercial financing transactions, including SBA 504 loan closings, the formation, and structuring of real estate holding and leasing enterprises, advising and structuring tax-deferred, like-kind exchanges for real estate and personal property, and the creation and structure of business enterprises and partnerships.

Hans’ corporate and business practice also includes non-profit clients in the education, transportation, economic development, and charitable non-profit organization sectors. He advises those clients in the areas of tax-exemption qualification, compliance, governance, and commercial transactions, including contracts, mergers, asset acquisitions, joint ventures, leases, and financing transactions.

Hans S. Peterson has been consistently recognized as a top real estate lawyer by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. Hans provides a broad range of real estate, corporate, business, bankruptcy, and commercial advice to clients in all of Maine’s business and non-profit sectors, including aerospace, construction, energy, healthcare, forest resources, commercial real estate development, technology, manufacturing, insurance, retail, and finance.

Hans is regularly involved in negotiating the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, commercial finance, the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial contracts, leasing transactions, and representing creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. He is a member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Hans devotes a significant portion of his practice to complex commercial financing transactions, including SBA 504 loan closings, the formation, and structuring of real estate holding and leasing enterprises, advising and structuring tax-deferred, like-kind exchanges for real estate and personal property, and the creation and structure of business enterprises and partnerships.

Hans S. Peterson is consistently recognized as an up-and-coming real estate lawyer by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. In 2017, Hans was recognized by Super Lawyers.