November 1, 2019

Preti Flaherty Ranked Among U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2020 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2020 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named in the 2020 Best Lawyers in America in a particular practice area and metro region—Preti Flaherty had 46 attorneys recognized, including three Lawyer of the Year honorees. All rankings are based on peer reviews, client assessments, and extensive research gathered by the publication.

The firm received a total of 33 “Best Law Firm” awards, including 16 Tier 1 awards for quality in the following areas of law:

Augusta, Maine

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice

Concord, New Hampshire

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law

Portland, Maine

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

The “Best Law Firms” list is published online at bestlawfirms.usnews.com. The National and Metro Tier 1 rankings are also published in print in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

Firm Highlights

Publication

Bankruptcy Alert: Significant Implications of the New Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3311) (the “SBRA”) into law.  Lenders should be aware of the...

News

Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

Publication

The Moving Finish Line: Statutes of Limitation and Repose Are Not Always What They Seem

Having an end date for risk is important to construction professionals who need to know when they can close their books and destroy files relating to old projects. In this article for  Construction Executive...

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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...

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NH Gov. Sununu Issues Stay-At-Home Order - Construction Considered Essential Industry

Yesterday, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu issued an emergency order shuttering all non-essential businesses in the state effective today. This morning, the governor's office released a list of...

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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...

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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...

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Funding Programs For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

We know our business clients are facing unprecedented uncertainty and questions as the world grapples with the implications of COVID-19. The flood of news and information is coming rapidly and can be overwhelming. At...

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COVID-19 and 401(k) Plans—Ability to Suspend Employer Contributions

As a result of the COVID-19 epidemic, many employers are looking to conserve cash in order to continue operations.  Some may wonder whether they can suspend employer contributions to 401(k) plans. Suspension of contributions...

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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...