Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in their Field

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and law firms in the United States.

The recognition is significant as it is a result of independent research and interviews with clients and peers, to impartially gauge performance and rank top attorneys and firms throughout the United States.

Attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 guide include:

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Anthony W. Buxton, Portland
  • Joseph G. Donahue, Gardiner
  • Andrew Landry, Hallowell
  • Donald J. Sipe, Windham

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Timothy J. Bryant, Falmouth
  • Gregory P. Hansel, Cape Elizabeth
  • William C. Saturley, Concord, N. H.
  • Sigmund D. Schutz, Falmouth


  • Sharon G. Newman, South Portland
  • Jeffrey D. Talbert, Falmouth
  • David B. Van Slyke, Yarmouth

Labor & Employment

  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Cape Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth A. Olivier, Cumberland

Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense

  • Christopher D. Nyhan, South Portland
  • Daniel Rapaport, Cape Elizabeth

Corporate M&A

  • Susan E. LoGiudice, Cape Elizabeth

Real Estate (Maine)

  • Michael L. Lane, Richmond

Corporate/Commercial Bankruptcy (New Hampshire)

  • John M. Sullivan, Concord, N. H.

Real Estate (New Hampshire)

  • Simon C. Leeming, Canterbury, N. H.

Each attorney was assessed on qualities including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by his or her clients. Chambers USA researchers based the rankings on more than 14,000 in-depth interviews with leading attorneys and in-house counsel.

Practice areas ranked in the directory include:

  • Corporate/M&A, Band 3
  • Energy & Natural Resources, Band 1
  • Environment, Band 2
  • Labor & Employment, Band 4
  • Litigation: General Commercial, Band 2