• Downs Rachlin Martin Announces Changes in its Trust and Estate Group

    Downs Rachlin Martin Announces Changes in its Trust and Estate Group

    Ryan Flatley Joins DRM, Trust and Estate Practice Expands in Burlington
    Lebanon, NH: Attorney Ryan Flatley has joined the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC and will practice in the firm’s Trust and Estate group. DRM also announces the expansion of its on-site Trust and Estate group in Burlington, Vermont.

    Ryan Flatley comes to DRM as Of Counsel after having worked as a trust and estate attorney at Thede Culpepper, LLP in Portland, Oregon. Ryan has significant experience in developing and implementing complex estate plans, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, preparing and filing estate tax returns and federal gift tax returns, and representing clients during the estate and trust administration process. Ryan’s practice includes business and real estate law as well.

    “Ryan Flatley is an accomplished and skilled estate planning attorney, and we’re delighted to have him as part of the DRM team”, said Willemien Dingemans Miller, Director and chair of the firm’s Trust and Estate Group. “While he’ll be based in our New Hampshire office, Ryan will serve clients in our other offices and work with Alison Sherman to assist servicing our clients in Burlington.” DRM’s Trust and Estate Group is also pleased to announce the transition of Alison Sherman, a senior Trust and Estate planning associate and native Vermonter, to the firm’s Burlington, Vermont office. “Alison is a highly regarded and experienced attorney and has been committed to serving the needs of Vermont and New Hampshire clients for her entire legal career” said Willemien. “DRM is excited to support Alison’s transition and facilitate the expansion of our Trust and Estates Practice in Chittenden County and throughout northern Vermont,” Ryan and Alison are part of DRM’s dynamic and seasoned T&E team, which includes longtime industry leaders James G. Wheeler, Jr., Thomas C. Csatari, and Willemien Dingemans Miller, Fellow and Vermont State Chair of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel, together with a team of five paralegals and staff, all with over 200 years of combined experience in the field.

    From offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, the legal services provided by Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys include bankruptcy and business restructuring, general business, captive insurance, renewable energy, telecommunications, health law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, white collar defense and government enforcement, real estate and land use, environmental, tax, and trusts and estates, plus legislative and regulatory services through the firm’s Government and Public Affairs group. DRM is the exclusive member firm in Vermont for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in more than 100 countries worldwide.
    For more information about Ryan and Alison, or the firm, visit the firm’s web site at www.drm.com.