Ted Kelleher


207.253.0587 Phone

207.772.3627 Fax

Practice Areas


  • 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


  • Maine State Bar Association

Community/Public Service

  • Maine Humanities Council
    Board of Trustees, Treasurer
  • South Portland Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Peaks Island Council
    Former Executive Member
  • CASA, Inc Board of Directors
    Former Board Member

Ted Kelleher focuses his practice on corporate, regulated substances, and real estate law. In his role, he advises a wide range of clients including marijuana related businesses, housing developers, nonprofits, lenders, Tribal Nations, businesses, and municipalities. For close to 30 years, Ted has been a trusted advisor to companies both large and small, ranging from start-ups to large, long established, national businesses. He regularly advises clients on business sales and acquisitions, commercial loans, equity financings, real estate transactions, intellectual property issues and many other transactional and contract matters.

Ted is widely recognized as one of New England’s preeminent business and regulatory lawyers for marijuana-related businesses. He counsels dispensaries, Tribal Nations, investors, landlords, property owners, and municipalities as they navigate the complex and rapidly-evolving landscape of cannabis law. Ted is often invited to speak about marijuana legal and business issues to civic and business groups.

Ted also has substantial experience using the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program to develop affordable housing. Ted has successfully represented private and non-profit developers in the financing and construction of hundreds of units of affordable housing in Maine and New Hampshire. Ted also specializes in the use of historic rehabilitation tax credits and the New Markets Tax Credit Program.

Dedicated to serving community needs, Ted is Chair of the Zoning Board of South Portland, and serves as Treasurer for the Maine Humanities Council. He has also served in leadership positions with other community organizations including Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project and Casa, Inc.