Matthew L. Caras

Matthew L. Caras

  • Has been providing professional advisory services to businesses and their owners in commercial transactions for almost 40 years
  • Has developed and executed numerous sale strategies for maximizing purchase price, including selling different parts of a company to different buyers in separate transactions
  • Has represented a broad range of clients, including: a publicly-held company with revenue of $5 billion and a company owned by one individual with revenue of less than $2 million; a seventh-generation family-owned business and a family-owed business with multiple siblings as owners and key managers; a company with almost 50 retail locations; and a company with U.S. and overseas manufacturing facilities
  • Has represented clients with a broad range of operations, including: metals, plastics and wood products manufacturers; consumer goods and heavy equipment distributors; retailers of consumer and industrial products; petroleum marketers; convenience store chains; heating oil and propane dealers; construction and engineering companies; product developers; and aquaculture companies
  • Loves fishing (any place/any species), self-taught naturalist, and motivated by all things outdoors
  • Director of Bar Harbor Bankshares and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (BHB:NYSE Amex); Executive Committee of the Board; Board Risk Committee (Chair); Compensation Committee; Governance Committee; former member of the Audit Committee
  • Leadership runs in the family: Matt, his wife, and their two children all captained NCAA varsity athletic teams

A.B., cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1978
J.D., with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1984
Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Business, 2006
Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation, 2009

The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”
-- E.B. White

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Matt's Contact Information
Phone: 207.318.1893