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  • Press Release: Downs, Rachlin & Martin Attorney's in VT & NH Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2022

    (Burlington, Vt.)  Twenty-two attorneys from the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC have been selected by peer review for inclusion in the 2022 ranking of Best Lawyers in America ©.
    Burlington-based attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers are: Andre D. Bouffard, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights, commercial litigation, and litigation – bankruptcy; Kathleen H. Davis, corporate law; William J. Dodge, real estate law, and land use and zoning law; Robert B. Luce, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation – plaintiffs; Thomas H. Moody, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, and venture capital law; Johan W. E. Maitland, employment law – management, and labor law - management; Wm. Roger Prescott, litigation and controversy – tax, and tax law; David J. Sylvester, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law; Marc B. Heath, commercial litigation and litigation – construction; Paul H. Ode, Jr., corporate law and mergers and acquisition law; Peter B. Kunin, litigation – intellectual property, copyright law, and trademark law; R. Prescott Jaunich, land use and zoning law and real estate law; Walter E. Judge, Jr., commercial litigation; Christopher D. Roy, litigation – land use and zoning and litigation – real estate.

    Best Lawyers also recognized Brattleboro attorney Timothy E. Copeland, employment law – management, labor law – management, and litigation – labor and employment.
    Three St. Johnsbury attorneys are also recognized: James G. Wheeler, corporate law, real estate law, and trusts and estates; and John H. Marshall, energy law and environmental law; James C. Gallagher, personal injury litigation – defendant.

    In Lebanon, New Hampshire, the peer review organization recognized Willemien Dingemans Miller, trusts and estates law; Elizabeth K. Rattigan, employment law – management and litigation – labor and employment; Thomas C. Csatari, litigation – trusts and estates and trusts and estates law.
    Evan J. O’Brien in Burlington is included on the “Ones to Watch” list for commercial litigation.
    Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 113,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received more than 15 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 10.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 66,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

    From offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, more than 55 DRM attorneys represent regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. The legal services provided by the firm include bankruptcy and business restructuring, general business, captive insurance, energy and telecommunications, intellectual property law, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental and tax law, and trust and estate planning, 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.