August 17, 2023

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2024, Including 1 “Lawyer of the Year”

Thirty-twoPreti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2024, including four “Ones to Watch” and one “Lawyer of the Year.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a high honor because nominations are based on an intensive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 attorneys throughout the United States cast nearly two million votes. “Lawyer of the Year” honorees represent attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

Lawyer of the Year – Daniel P. Luker, Corporate Law, Concord, NH

“Ones to Watch”

Portland, ME

  • Bodie B. Colwell – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • John J. Cronan, III – Antitrust Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Michael J. Melusky  – Commercial Litigation
  • Elizabeth Quinby – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

2024 Best Lawyers in America

Augusta, ME

  • Severin M. Beliveau – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice
  • Anthony W. Buxton – Energy Law
  • Joseph G. Donahue – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Communications Law; Energy Law
  • Bruce C. Gerrity – Administrative/Regulatory Law; Franchise Law
  • Todd J. Griset – Energy Law
  • Steven A. Hudson – Government Relations Practice
  • Michael L. Lane – Real Estate Law
  • James C. Pitney, Jr. – Public Finance Law

Boston, MA

  • Paul R. Greenberg – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Shana M. Solomon – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Concord, NH

  • Peter G. Callaghan – Commercial Litigation
  • Daniel P. Luker – Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Gregory A. Moffett – Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mark H. Puffer – Municipal Law
  • Kenneth E. Rubinstein – Construction Law
  • William C. Saturley – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John M. Sullivan – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • Kara N. Sweeney – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Portland, ME

  • Timothy J. Bryant – Franchise Law
  • Geoffrey K. Cummings – Employment Law – Individuals
  • John P. Doyle, Jr. – Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey T. Edwards – Commercial Litigation
  • Gregory P. Hansel – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Jason G. Howe – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law
  • Nelson J. Larkins – Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jonathan G. Mermin – Appellate Practice
  • Harold C. Pachios – Corporate Law
  • Jonathan S. Piper – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – First Amendment
  • Sigmund D. Schutz – Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Securities
  • Adam J. Shub, Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey A. Thaler – Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • David B. Van Slyke – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental

Firm Highlights

News

Jason Howe Elected to American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Jason Howe, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Real Estate & Finance Group, has been selected as a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). Membership in the premiere association of mortgage lawyers is...

Publication

How to navigate the legal side of nondisclosure agreements

Preti Flaherty attorney Kristy Abraham has authored an article for  MaineBiz  on navigating the legal side of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), outlining six questions for organizations to review before entering into a NDA.

Publication

FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...

News

Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Attorney Bodie Colwell Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named Bodie Colwell as its newest partner. Bodie is an integral member of the firm’s Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy team and an active...

Publication

Failure to Follow Your Contract's Notice Requirements Can be Costly

In Kinetic Systems, Inc. v. IPS-Integrated Projects Services, LLC et. al., No.: 20-cv-1125 (D.N.H. February 6, 2024), the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire granted summary judgment for a general contractor...

Publication

Important Updates to American Arbitration Association Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) updated its Construction Industry Rules and Mediation procedures (AAA Rules), effective March 1, 2024, marking the first update since 2015. The updates are important because the AAA Rules are...

Publication

Helping Employers Navigate the New Independent Contractor Rule and Compliance Challenges

On March 11 th , the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) new Independent Contractor Rule goes into effect.  As your organization readies itself for compliance, it’s imperative to scrutinize your independent contractor classifications...

Publication

H-2B Visa Program Summary

The H-2B classification allows foreign nationals who are citizens of certain named countries, with limited exceptions, to accept temporary non-agricultural employment in the United States, after the employer has obtained temporary labor certification by...

Publication

Understanding the Impact of the FTC’s New Noncompete Ban on Your Construction Business

A few weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) attracted considerable media coverage when it issued its final rule banning noncompete agreements for workers in most circumstances and making existing noncompetes for the vast...

Publication

NLRB Takes Aim at Non-Compete Agreements

Ellie Quinby of Preti Flaherty's Antitrust & Competition Practice Group has authored an article for the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s Global Private Litigation Committee monthly newsletter on the subject of the National Labor Relations...