August 22, 2014

35 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2015

PORTLAND, ME (August 22, 2014) — Preti Flaherty announced today that three Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named 2015 Lawyers of the Year by the soon-to-be-released 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, a highly regarded directory of attorneys and law firms in the United States. They are:

  • Gregory P. Hansel–Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
  • Daniel Rapaport–Mediation

In addition, thirty-five Preti Flaherty attorneys from its offices in Portland and Augusta, Maine and Concord, New Hampshire have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the forthcoming directory. 

Inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® is considered a top honor as less than three percent of the nation’s lawyers are listed in the guide, which are chosen by their peers and organized by practice area. The 36 selected attorneys include:

From the Augusta, Maine office:

  • Severin M. Beliveau–Administrative/Regulatory Law and Government Relations Practice
  • Anthony W. Buxton–Energy Law
  • Joseph G. Donahue–Administrative/Regulatory Law, Communications Law and Energy Law
  • Bruce C. Gerrity–Administrative/Regulatory Law and Franchise Law
  • James C. Pitney, Jr. –Public Finance Law
  • Ann R. Robinson–Administrative/Regulatory Law

From the Concord, New Hampshire office:

  • Peter G. Callaghan–Commercial Litigation
  • Simon C. Leeming–Corporate Law and Real Estate Law
  • Daniel P. Luker–Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law
  • Mark H. Puffer–Municipal Law
  • Kenneth Rubinstein–Construction Law
  • William C. Saturley–Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John M. Sullivan–Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Corporate Law

From the Portland, Maine office:

  • Timothy J. Bryant–Commercial Litigation and Franchise Law
  • Geoffrey K. Cummings–Employment Law - individuals
  • John P. Doyle, Jr.–Health Care Law
  • Gregory P. Hansel–Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Evan M. Hansen–Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers
  • Nelson J Larkins–Workers’ Compensation Law-Employers
  • Susan E. LoGuidice–Corporate Law
  • John P. McVeigh–Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael G. Messerschmidt–Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Christopher D. Nyhan–Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
  • Harold C. Pachios–Corporate Law
  • Jonathan S. Piper–Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-First Amendment
  • Daniel Rapaport–Mediation, Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation
  • Sigmund D. Schutz–Litigation-Environmental and Litigation-First Amendment
  • Michael L. Sheehan–Corporate Law and Tax Law
  • Donald J. Sipe–Energy Law
  • Eric P. Stauffer–Corporate Law, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • David B. Van Slyke–Environmental Law and Litigation-Environmental
  • Randall B. Weill–Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Antitrust

Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Preti Flaherty Preti Flaherty has offices in Portland and Augusta, ME; Concord, NH; Boston, MA; and Washington, D.C. With more than 100 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications. More information about the firm is available at www.preti.com.

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