Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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



EDWARD (TED) J. KELLEHER

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207.253.0587 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

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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

What Legal Marijuana Means for Maine
November 18, 2017

Drummond Woodsum Attorney Ted Kelleher speaks at the 2017 Annual Pilot Legis Member Conference in New Orleans
November 8, 2017

Cannabis Offers Intriguing Tourism Possibilities for Maine
November 3, 2017

Legal Marijuana to Highlight Municipal Training Conference in Maine
September 19, 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

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








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