May 3, 2018

Twenty-two Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Twenty-two Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 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 2018 guide include:

Corporate M&A

  • Susan E. LoGiudice, Cape Elizabeth
  • Michael L. Sheehan, Scarborough

Energy & Natural Resources

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

Environment

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

Labor & Employment

  • Stephan G. Bachelder, Yarmouth
  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Cape Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth A. Olivier, Cumberland

Litigation: General Commercial

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

      Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense

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

        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 1
        • Environment, Band 2
        • Labor & Employment, Band 3
        • Litigation: General Commercial, Band 3

        undefined

        Firm Highlights

        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...

        News

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

        Eighteen 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...

        Publication

        DOL Provides Guidance on Exemption from Paid Leave for Small Businesses

        The FFCRA requires certain employers to provide paid sick leave and expanded FMLA benefits due to COVID-19 but provides that businesses with fewer than 50 employees may be exempt if the obligation would jeopardize...

        Publication

        Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

        In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

        Publication

        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...

        Publication

        Return to Work Protocol for Workers Following an Absence Due to COVID-19

        This protocol outlines steps to consider when returning an employee or contractor to work after a COVID-19-related absence and applies to situations in which the person: (1) had a positive test result or (2...

        Publication

        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...

        News

        Preti Flaherty Attorneys Jason Howe and Emily White Help Advance Massive $59 Million Development Complex In Seacoast

        The Kittery Planning Board has given final approval to a $59 million mixed-use residential development off Interstate 95, a project that has been in the works for several years. Preti Flaherty attorneys Jason Howe...

        Publication

        Update on Families First Coronavirus Response Bill—Payroll Taxes and Tax Credits

        As discussed in our recent update , the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which is expected to take effect on taking effect April 1, 2020 according to recent Department of Labor guidance...

        Publication

        COVID-19 and Contractual Non-Performance

        Managing Risk on Existing Projects In contractual relationships extreme events may occur through no fault of the impacted party, temporarily inhibiting or completely preventing performance. During this pandemic, the inability of businesses to provide...