November 1, 2018

Preti Flaherty Attorney Sigmund D. Schutz Admitted to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation Board of Directors inducted Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund D. Schutz as a Fellow of the Foundation.

Founded in 1952, the Foundation is among the world’s leading research institutes for the interdisciplinary and empirical study of law.  The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities. 

Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of the bar membership admitted to practice in the United States and its territories, and to a limited number of lawyers in international jurisdictions. With his induction, Sig joins this select group of legal professionals across the United States and beyond in supporting the research of the Foundation.  The institute works to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world.

Sig is a Partner in Preti Flaherty's Portland, Maine office where he focuses his practice on appellate, commercial, environmental and professional litigation, freedom of information and media law, among other matters. Sig is recognized by Benchmark Litigation; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America; and New England Super Lawyers. He is also a Maine Bar Foundation Fellow and Litigation Counsel of America Fellow.

Firm Highlights

Publication

It's Time to Fight Back Against Illegal State and Local Cannabis Laws

Matt Warner, of Preti Flaherty's Cannabis Business Practice Group, has authored an article for Cannabis Business Executive  on the constitutionality of state residency requirements for obtaining a license to operate a cannabis-related business, how such...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Board Updates Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has completed its annual update with respect to Appendix III (inpatient facility fees) for dates of discharge on or after October 1, 2020, in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

Publication

Legislative Alert: Governor Janet Mills' Stage 4 Announcement

Governor Janet Mills announced Tuesday afternoon that Maine will enter Stage 4 of its four-stage Restarting Maine’s Economy Plan on October 13, 2020. Stage 4 will allow for increased indoor capacity during the winter...

News

Twenty-Three Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers

Twenty-three Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including thirteen Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Update on Appellate Division Findings on Notice of Injury Requirements

Maine WC Appellate Division Affirms Decision Finding Untimely Notice of Injury; Reiterates Requirements for Timely Notice As background, the notice period is 90 days for dates of injury between January 1, 1993, and January...

News

Preti Flaherty Adds Six to Environmental and Litigation Practice Groups

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of six new members to the firm: Katherine L. Oaks, Kevin C. Osantowski, Laura Lee Barry Wommack, Nicholas A. Dube, Martin C. Topol, and Allaina Murphy...

Press Coverage

Washington Cannabis Company Says Oklahoma Residency Rules Unconstitutional

Oklahoma has become the latest battleground in the growing challenge to state residency requirements for cannabis business licenses. As has happened in Maine and other states, a nonresident business has initiated a suit against...

Publication

Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Updates from the WCB October Monthly Business Meeting

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board met remotely on October 13, 2020, for its monthly business meeting. Following are some developments with respect to reappointments, the appointment of a Section 312 examiner, and claims related...

News

Federal Indictments Follow Long-Running Antitrust Class Action in Ready-Mix Concrete Industry

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Savannah, Georgia, indicted a ready-mix concrete company and four individuals for fixing prices, rigging bids, and allocating customers and markets in...

News

Preti Flaherty Joins Maine Justice Foundation for Racial Justice Fund

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote racial justice, Preti Flaherty has joined with the Maine Justice Foundation and other local businesses and philanthropists to create the Racial Justice Fund . Each of the 22 founders...