May 28, 2015

Twenty Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in their Field

Twenty Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and law firms in the United States.

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 2015 guide include:

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Anthony W. Buxton, Portland
  • Joseph G. Donahue, Gardiner
  • Donald J. Sipe, Windham

Litigation: General Commercial

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

Environment

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

Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense

  • Christopher D. Nyhan, South Portland
  • Dan Rapaport, Cape Elizabeth

Labor & Employment

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

Corporate/M&A

  • Susan E. LoGiudice, Cape Elizabeth
  • Bonnie L. Martinolich, Biddeford

Real Estate (Maine)

  • Michael L. Lane, Richmond

Corporate/Commercial Bankruptcy (New Hampshire)

  • John M. Sullivan, Concord, N.H.

Real Estate (New Hampshire)

  • Simon C. Leeming, Canterbury, N.H.

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 3
  • Energy & Natural Resources, Band 2
  • Environment, Band 2
  • Labor & Employment, Band 4
  • Litigation: General Commercial, Band 2

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