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SchaeferLaw, provides experienced representation and counsel in a variety of areas. The firm’s attorney, Matthew Schaefer, has more than 25 years of experience working with a range of complex legal topics and areas, from helping businesses of all sizes with their contractual and other business relationships to representing clients in state tax law controversies decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

He brings insightful legal guidance with an agile mindset, protecting the client’s legal interests in an efficient and cost-effective manner. He provides the exceptional service one would expect at a large law firm with personalized, boutique service. Matthew’s engagements range from small Maine businesses to large national and international corporations.

State And Local Tax Law

Nationally recognized for his work representing businesses in navigating state and local tax laws, Matthew helps clients understand and meet their legitimate tax compliance obligations while pushing back against state and local overreach.

Tax law is inherently complex, with statutory law overlaid with layers of regulations, administrative rulings, and court interpretations – often operating in environments of overlapping local, state, and federal jurisdictions. Matthew provides a deep understanding of the superstructure of tax law and has the ability to navigate the myriad of complexities that permeate tax compliance in a multi-jurisdictional setting.

Appellate Practice

Appeals demand incisive legal analysis coupled with powerful written and oral advocacy. At SchaeferLaw, Matthew is experienced in state and federal appeals courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and delivers the meticulous legal analysis of your case necessary to begin the complex process of creating successful appellate strategies.

Contract Law

Matthew also reviews and crafts contractual provisions to protect business interests and secure rights in business transactions both large and small, with a keen eye toward how tax law can impact business contracts.

Contract law is the foundation on which all business relationships rely, and Matthew has the experience and understanding of these issues to provide practical, helpful advice on contractual issues.

Dispute Resolution And Litigation

SchaeferLaw, offers creative, cost-effective strategies for securing negotiated resolutions and, when necessary, legal rulings in commercial litigation and contested tax proceedings.

The firm provides knowledgeable assistance to efficiently resolve these matters. Disputes are inevitable, but resolving these issues favorably, whether in mediation, arbitration, or litigation in court, can help one’s business remain successful.

Pro Bono And Asylum

Asylum is an issue of fundamental human rights. Matthew is proud to serve as pro bono counsel to new arrivals to the United States fleeing persecution and torture in their native countries.

Contact SchaeferLaw

To discuss your legal issues with Matthew, call the Portland, Maine office at 207-543-3668.