Biography

Simon practices from the firm's Concord, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts offices, focusing on commercial law, corporate law, finance and real estate matters, including land use and development. Simon also represents New Zealand clients commencing and doing business in the United States.

Simon is a native of New Zealand and serves as New Zealand's Honorary Consul to the New England states. 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

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

Firm Highlights

News

Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Inaugural Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural grant cycle for its Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 until the deadline on Wednesday, March...

Event

Understanding and Navigating the She-cession

New employment data shows that women are 1.8 times more likely to have left or lost their job due to COVID-19. Between remote schooling, daycare closures, and lost support systems, women have been forced...

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Challenge Rule Concealing Electronic Court Records

A Maine court committee in December established a 90-day blackout period rule on public access to newly filed electronic court records, a move which has been challenged by Maine's newspapers as a violation of the First Amendment. Paper...

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From Augusta: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

On March 13, 2020, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon issued a joint statement to the 129th Maine Legislature signifying their intention to suspend the remainder of the...

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The Role of the Additional Insured

Insurance is an important and effective tool for reducing and allocating risks. However, insurance terms can be confusing which may lead to a misunderstanding of a policy's protections, particularly when dealing with "named insureds,"...

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Answering Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Questions

As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, employers are faced with big questions. Can we mandate vaccines for employees ? How do we manage a return to work ? Preti Flaherty's Peter Callaghan breaks...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Updates from the WCB February Monthly Business Meeting

The WCB met remotely on February 9, 2021, for its monthly business meeting. Following are some developments with respect to an appeal accepted by the Maine Supreme Court and claims related to Covid-19. COVID-Coded...

News

Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Promotion of Moppin, Rideout, White to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named three new partners: Sara N. Moppin, Laura A. Rideout, and Emily T. White.  Each attorney stands out as a distinguished practitioner within...

Press Coverage

Maine blazes workplace trail with earned paid leave requirement

In March of 2019, Maine became the first state in the nation to adopt an earned paid leave law, meaning that for every 40 hours worked, an employee banks one hour of earned paid...

Event

From Concord: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, all legislative activities in the state of New Hampshire, with a couple of exceptions, will be handled remotely. Several employment-related bills will be considered and voted on during this...