Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221
800.727.1941



EDWARD (TED) J. KELLEHER

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207.253.0587 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Candice Pierce




PRACTICE AREAS

Affordable Housing & Community Development
Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Indian Law
Tribal Business Enterprise Group
Regulated Substances

EDUCATION

Northwestern University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1991

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.S., 1988

University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
Chair


Maine State Bar Association

Maine Bar Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Board Member



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Humanities Council
  Board of Trustees


CASA, Inc Board of Directors
  Member


South Portland Zoning Board of Appeals
  Member


Peaks Island Council
  Former Executive Member




PRACTICE AREAS

Affordable Housing & Community Development
Business & Corporate
Restaurant, Hospitality, Specialty Food & Beverage
Indian Law
Tribal Business Enterprise Group
Regulated Substances

EDUCATION

Northwestern University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1991

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, M.S., 1988

University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 1986


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section
Chair


Maine State Bar Association

Maine Bar Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Board Member



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Humanities Council
  Board of Trustees


CASA, Inc Board of Directors
  Member


South Portland Zoning Board of Appeals
  Member


Peaks Island Council
  Former Executive Member




Ted Kelleher is a business, transactional, and real estate lawyer with broad experience representing a diverse variety of businesses. Over the close to twenty five years he has been practicing at Drummond Woodsum, he has been a trusted advisor to companies both large and small, ranging from start-ups to large, long established, national businesses. He has counseled clients on business sales and acquisitions, commercial loans, equity financings, real estate transactions, intellectual property issues and many other transactional and contract matters.

Ted heads the firm’s Regulated Substances Practice, which focuses on consumer products industries with heavy regulatory oversight, in particular brewing, distilling and the newly emerging marijuana industry. Ted is widely recognized as one of the preeminent business and regulatory lawyers for marijuana related businesses in New England. He has represented dispensaries, Native American tribes, investors, landlords and property owners and municipalities as they try to navigate the complex and quickly changing world of marijuana laws, regulations and business transactions.  A thought leader in this industry, he has spoken widely about marijuana legal and business issues to a variety of civic and business groups. Working closely with attorneys in our nationally recognized Indian practice, Ted has counseled Indian tribes across the nation as they consider and explore tribal cannabis enterprises.

Ted is also one of leading experts in New England on the use of federal tax credit programs in the development of real estate projects. In particular, Ted is recognized as a leader in the field of developing affordable housing using the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. He has successfully represented private and non-profit developers in the financing and construction of hundreds of units of affordable housing in Maine, New Hampshire and elsewhere in the United States. He also has deep expertise in the use of historic rehabilitation tax credits and the New Markets Tax Credit program.

Ted is a member of the South Portland Zoning Board of Appeals, and previously served as an elected member of the Peaks Island Council.



AWARDS

  • Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished
  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine

Ted Kelleher is a business, transactional, and real estate lawyer with broad experience representing a diverse variety of businesses. Over the close to twenty five years he has been practicing at Drummond Woodsum, he has been a trusted advisor to companies both large and small, ranging from start-ups to large, long established, national businesses. He has counseled clients on business sales and acquisitions, commercial loans, equity financings, real estate transactions, intellectual property issues and many other transactional and contract matters.

Ted heads the firm’s Regulated Substances Practice, which focuses on consumer products industries with heavy regulatory oversight, in particular brewing, distilling and the newly emerging marijuana industry. Ted is widely recognized as one of the preeminent business and regulatory lawyers for marijuana related businesses in New England. He has represented dispensaries, Native American tribes, investors, landlords and property owners and municipalities as they try to navigate the complex and quickly changing world of marijuana laws, regulations and business transactions.  A thought leader in this industry, he has spoken widely about marijuana legal and business issues to a variety of civic and business groups. Working closely with attorneys in our nationally recognized Indian practice, Ted has counseled Indian tribes across the nation as they consider and explore tribal cannabis enterprises.

Ted is also one of leading experts in New England on the use of federal tax credit programs in the development of real estate projects. In particular, Ted is recognized as a leader in the field of developing affordable housing using the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. He has successfully represented private and non-profit developers in the financing and construction of hundreds of units of affordable housing in Maine, New Hampshire and elsewhere in the United States. He also has deep expertise in the use of historic rehabilitation tax credits and the New Markets Tax Credit program.

Ted is a member of the South Portland Zoning Board of Appeals, and previously served as an elected member of the Peaks Island Council.



AWARDS

  • Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished
  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine
NEWS

Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level
April 1, 2019

An Update on Hemp Research and Business Opportunities for Colleges and Universities
February 26, 2019

Appeal of Maine Regulatory Consulting Contract Threatens delay in Adult Use Licensure
January 25, 2019

What Legal Marijuana Means for Maine
November 18, 2017


ARTICLES

Marijuana Legalization in Maine: Key Issues for Municipalities
February 1, 2017

Cities, Towns Struggle with Medical Marijuana Caregivers
August 23, 2016

Tribal Cannabis So Far...
August 2, 2016

Investor Due Diligence for Touch the Plant Business
January 28, 2016

PRESENTATIONS

Opportunities in Cannabis An In-depth Discussion of Tribes' Unique Position in the Cannabis Market, Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2019, Las Vegas, NV
March 25-28, 2019


On Fertile Ground: The Maine Marijuana Industry
October 16, 2018


Fields of Green: Preparing Your Municipality for Cannabis
May 24, 2018


Fields of Green: A Cannabis Business Symposium
May 23, 2018




    PRESENTATIONS

  • Opportunities in Cannabis An In-depth Discussion of Tribes' Unique Position in the Cannabis Market, Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2019, Las Vegas, NV
    March 25-28, 2019
  • On Fertile Ground: The Maine Marijuana Industry
    October 16, 2018
  • Fields of Green: Preparing Your Municipality for Cannabis
    May 24, 2018
  • Fields of Green: A Cannabis Business Symposium
    May 23, 2018
  • Marijuana Legalization in Maine: An Overview
    July 25, 2017
  • Marijuana on Main Street How Downtowns Navigate Legal Cannabis
    May 12, 2017
  • Marijuana Legalization: Issues and Questions for Municipalities
    March 24, 2017
  • Maine Municipal Association: Lifting the Haze - Marijuana and Legal Considerations Workshop
    February 14, 2017
  • Weeding Through Marijuana Legalization: What it Means for our Towns
    January 25, 2017




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