April 1, 2014

Preti Flaherty Expands Bankruptcy and Litigation Groups

Portland, ME  [April 1, 2014] – Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Anthony J. Manhart and Paul R. Greenberg have joined the firm.

Anthony J. Manhart practices as a Partner in the firm's Portland office and will serve as co-chair of the Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Restructuring Group. 

An accomplished bankruptcy and litigation attorney, Tony brings 10 years of experience in the Maine and Massachusetts courts to Preti Flaherty.  Tony has been recognized as a Rising Star for his bankruptcy work by the publication Super Lawyers.

"We are pleased and very fortunate to have Tony Manhart join us.  Tony is an enormously talented young lawyer with a very bright future.  Tony will be a terrific colleague, the leader of our bankruptcy practice in Maine and an excellent addition to our team," said John M. Sullivan, Managing Partner of Preti Flaherty.

As co-chair, Tony joins Preti's regional bankruptcy and creditors' rights practice, which maintains a strong presence throughout northern New England and Massachusetts.  With nine attorneys, five of whom are recognized as leaders by national legal publications, Preti Flaherty's Bankruptcy Group counsels a national client base on all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings.

Tony is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Massachusetts (1995) and a cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law (2003), where he served as a Law Review articles editor.  Before commencing the practice of law in Maine, Tony clerked for Justice Donald Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Tony is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and serves as a Chapter 7 panel trustee in the District of Maine.  He and his family reside in Westbrook, Maine.

Paul R. Greenberg practices as a Director in the firm's Boston office.  An accomplished litigator, Paul brings to Preti Flaherty 20 years of active jury trial experience in Massachusetts courts defending doctors and a broad spectrum of health care facilities and other professionals.  Paul's practice also includes the representation of health care providers before the various boards of registration, including the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.  Since 2008, Paul has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

"We are pleased and very fortunate to have Paul join us.  Paul is an experienced trial lawyer, whose sincerity, ability, energy and compassion distinguish him among litigators.  Paul is an excellent addition to our growing Boston office," said John M. Sullivan, Managing Partner of Preti Flaherty.

Paul will join the firm's Litigation and Professional Liability groups, which maintains a strong presence throughout northern New England and Massachusetts.  Paul is a frequent speaker on health law issues for industry associations.

Paul, a Massachusetts native, is a graduate of the University of Rochester (1985) and the Boston College Law School (1988).  He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Massachusetts.  Paul and his family live in Westwood, Massachusetts.

With the addition of Paul's practice to Preti Flaherty's Boston office, the firm expands the scope of its medical malpractice team and continues the rapid growth of its Boston presence, which has tripled in size since 2013.

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 bankruptcy and creditors' rights, business law, climate strategy, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications.  More information about the firm is available at www.preti.com.

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