April 24, 2020

Seventeen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Seventeen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and law firms.

The recognition is significant as it is a result of independent research and interviews with clients and peers to impartially gauge performance and rank top attorneys and firms throughout the United States.

Attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2019 guide include:

Energy & Natural Resources

  • R. Benjamin Borowski, Portland
  • Anthony W. Buxton, Portland
  • Joseph G. Donahue, Gardiner
  • Todd J. Griset, Brunswick
  • Steven A. Hudson, Wayne

Litigation: General Commercial

  • Timothy J. Bryant, Falmouth
  • Gregory P. Hansel, Cape Elizabeth
  • William C. Saturley, Concord, NH
  • Sigmund D. Schutz, Falmouth

Environment

  • Sharon G. Newman, South Portland
  • Jeffrey D. Talbert, Falmouth
  • David B. Van Slyke, Yarmouth

Labor & Employment

  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Cape Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth A. Olivier, Cumberland

Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense

  • Daniel Rapaport, Cape Elizabeth

Corporate M&A

  • Susan E. LoGiudice, Cape Elizabeth

Real Estate (New Hampshire)

  • Simon C. Leeming, Canterbury, NH

Each attorney was assessed on qualities including technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by his or her clients. Chambers USA researchers based the rankings on more than 14,000 in-depth interviews with leading attorneys and in-house counsel.

Practice areas ranked in the directory include:

  • Corporate/M&A, Band 2
  • Energy & Natural Resources, Band 1
  • Environment, Band 2
  • Labor & Employment, Band 2
  • Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3

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