After many years, practicing from our Concord, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts offices, Simon has returned to his native New Zealand from where he continues as of counsel to the firm. His focus remains on commercial law, corporate law, finance and real estate matters. He continues to represent New Zealand clients commencing and doing business in the United States. 

Simon is a native of New Zealand and served as New Zealand's Honorary Consul to the New England states for 20 years. In January 2014, Simon was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for his significant contributions to New Zealand-United States relations.

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in America

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board Member, Child Health Research Institute (United States subsidiary of Cure Kids, New Zealand)
  • Board Member, U.S./New Zealand Council (Washington D.C.) (1996-2014)
  • Board Member, Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts, (Portland, Maine) (2006-2014)
  • Board Member, Kahurangi NZ Maori Dance Trust (NZ)
  • Board Member, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (2021 - Present)
  • Board Member, EcoQuest Education Foundation (USA) (NZ Non-Profit Charity) (2017 - Present)
  • New Zealand Honorary Consul to New England (2001 - 2021)
  • Appointee, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Public Health Council (1986-1988)

Firm Highlights


Maine Lawyers and Judges Once Again Show Overwhelming Support of Campaign for Justice

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Maine Workers’ Compensation New Year Update 2023

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Enforcers Make It Easy to Report Cartels

This article was originally published in the American Bar Association  Antitrust Newsletter  on February 8, 2023.  Did you know that global competition enforcers have easy-to-find websites to encourage reporting of anticompetitive conduct? Not only...


Jeff Talbert to Moderate Panel on PFAS Regulatory Action at ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference

Jeff Talbert, Chair of Preti Flaherty's Environmental Law Group, will moderate "Regulatory Action: History & Horizon" at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference. This panel will discuss the 2016 EPA health advisory, the...

Press Coverage

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2023 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2023 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...


FY2024 H-1B Registration Fact Sheet for Employers

Registration Process To file H-1B petitions subject to the FY2024 cap for an employee, you must first electronically register and pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration. The electronic registration includes basic information about...


Bodie Colwell will be a Featured Panelist at ABI Annual Spring Meeting

Bodie Colwell will be a featured panelist on "Danger Ahead! Avoiding and Addressing Ethical Landmines in Attorney Engagement and Compensation" at the American Bankruptcy Institute's Annual Spring Meeting. The panel focuses on disputes regarding engagement...


Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2023 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

For the second time, Preti Flaherty attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by the esteemed legal publication Lawdragon as an elite practitioner in the field of energy law. Jeff is the only Maine-base lawyer...

Press Coverage

Authorities Refuse to Release Records for Maine School Shooter Hoax Calls

On November 15, 2022, multiple law enforcement agencies in Maine received false calls alerting police to active shooter situations at several high schools throughout the state. In the wake of this widespread hoax, the Kennebec...