Maine Commercial Lending Handbook
Authors: Christopher Devlin and Mark Googins
This book is designed to serve as a practical guide to conducting a commercial loan closing in the State of Maine. It is written for the reader that is more interested in competently completing a commercial loan closing than in acquiring a deep knowledge of the legal theory underlying these transactions. This is more of a "how-to" book than a treatise. There are, however, footnotes throughout the book that cite significant and relevant Maine cases. Thus, the seasoned or the out-of-state commercial lender or practitioner will find here a reference list of pertinent Maine authority, including identification of any unique features of Maine commercial law.
Published July, 2011. ISBN: 9780983239154
About the authors:
Christopher J. Devlin, Esq. is Senior Counsel in the Investments Division of Unum Group in Portland, Maine, where he practices in the area of commercial real estate lending. Before joining Unum Group in 2005, Chris was a shareholder at a Portland, Maine law firm. He is a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and is a graduate of Vassar College and Boston College Law School.
Mark K. Googins, Esq. is a Partner in Verrill Dana’s Business Law Group who has concentrated his practice in areas of commercial finance and commercial transactions for the past 27 years. He counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions, in complex commercial negotiations, and in a wide variety of lending transactions, including equipment leasing, leveraged buyouts and sale-leasebacks. Mark is a native of Portland who graduated from Tufts University and New York University School of Law. Before joining Verrill Dana, Mark practiced at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in New York.
“Googins and Devlin have succeeded in writing the definitive guide to documenting and closing a commercial transaction in Maine. This volume should be at the core of any syllabus used to train commercial bankers. It should also be close at hand as a ready reference for any established commercial banker in the State.” Raymond T. (Chip) Kelley, Sr. Vice President Commercial Banking, KeyBank, Portland, ME