February 4, 2013

Kenneth Rubinstein Honored as One of ENR's Top Construction Professionals Under 40

Boston, MA

Preti Flaherty attorney Kenneth R. Rubinstein has been selected as one of Engineering News-Record's (ENR) Top Construction Professionals Under 40 in New England. The competition celebrates the excellence of design and construction professionals in the region. An independent jury judged candidates on the basis of their career experience, industry leadership and community service among other factors. A listing of all winners can be found at "ENR Announces Top Young Professionals of New England." 

ENR is a leading weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide. It also covers the construction industry's financial, legal, regulatory, safety, environmental, management, corporate and labor issues. The magazine's subscribers include contractors, project owners, engineers, architects, public works officials and industry suppliers.

Kenneth E. Rubinstein practices as a Director in the firm's Boston, Massachusetts and Concord, New Hampshire offices and is a member of the firm's Litigation and Construction Law Groups. Ken regularly represents owners, contractors, engineers, subcontractors, and sureties in construction related disputes throughout the country.

Preti Flaherty has offices in Portland and Augusta, ME, Concord, NH, Boston and Salem, MA, Bedminster, NJ and Washington, DC. With more than 100 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, construction, 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.

Firm Highlights

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