November 2, 2015

Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2016 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Preti Flaherty announced today that it has been ranked among “2016 Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The rankings are based on peer reviews and client assessments in addition to extensive research gathered by the publication.

The firm received 15 metro area awards, including Tier 1 rankings in the Augusta and Portland Maine and Concord, New Hampshire offices. Tier 1 rankings in the following practice groups by metropolitan area include:

Augusta, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice

Concord, New Hampshire Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law

Portland, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation– Environmental
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

The “Best Law Firms” list will be showcased upcoming publications to be released later this month and distributed to more than 30,000 C-level executives and general counsel.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Litigation and Arbitration Venue Provisions in Construction Contracts: When and How They Work

Venue and choice-of-law provisions are fairly standard in construction contacts, but can be overlooked due to their location within a contract. When drafted effectively, these provisions can help limit uncertainty about where and how...

News

Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...

Publication

Capitol Business

J. Andrew Cashman, Partner at Preti Flaherty and lobbyist for the Maine Association of REALTORS® (MAR) authors a quarterly update in their official publication, Maine REALTOR® Magazine. In the Spring 2019 edition, Andy discusses the priorities...

Publication

Avoid the Pain Points in Trump Tariffs

New tariffs on imported materials such as steel, aluminum, solar panels, lumber and plywood have caused suppliers to increase their prices to contractors, boosting the overall cost of construction. Industry experts expect more tariffs...

Publication

Best Practices for Avoiding Cyber-Fraud on Capital Projects

The construction industry is increasingly under the threat of cyber-fraud. Criminals know that large capital projects often require significant payments, which occur regularly. It is fairly easy to identify the contractors involved in these...

Publication

Construction Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Knock Down Tariffs

The United States Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not take up a steel importer group’s challenge to President Trump’s broad authority to impose tariffs and set trade restrictions. The High Court rejected...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...

Publication

Understanding the Contractor’s Consent: The Hidden Dangers in a Common Form

At the start of a commercial construction project, lenders frequently request the "Contractor's Consent to Assignment" or "Contractor's Consent" forms from contractors. These contracts allow the bank to assume ownership of the project in...

Publication

Prefabrication in Practice: Weighing the Advantages Against the Challenges

In recent years, prefabrication and modular construction have become a more popular choice for large-scale construction projects. Proponents of prefabrication have lauded that prefabbed construction yields better, cheaper and faster construction because projects can...

Publication

ConsensusDocs vs. AIA - Which Contract Is Best for Contractors?

Choosing the right contract is essential to protecting your rights as a contractor. AIA Contracts have long been the industry standard, but Consensus Docs are fast becoming a reasonable option. In this article, Nathan...