Pierce Atwood Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2012

Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Portland, ME

Sixty-six lawyers from Pierce Atwood LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.  Two attorneys were newly listed this year.  Pierce Atwood is proud to have half of the attorneys at our firm included in Best Lawyers.

According to this nationwide ranking, Pierce Atwood ranks first among Maine law firms for total number of listed attorneys in the state.  The firm is also ranked #1 in several practice areas including commercial litigation, energy law, environmental law, banking and finance law, and labor and employment law.

Portland, ME

Eben Adams / Real Estate Law

Philip F.W. Ahrens / Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law

John J. Aromando / Commercial Litigation

David E. Barry / Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement

Sarah H. Beard / Tax Law

Jonathan A. Block / Litigation & Controversy, Tax, Tax Law

Ella L. Brown / Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Union, Litigation – Labor & Employment

David J. Champoux / Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law 

Bruce A. Coggeshall / Corporate Law, Public Finance Law

Catherine R. Connors / Appellate Practice

Peter W. Culley / Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation, Product Liability Litigation

Keith J. Cunningham / Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Byrne J. Decker/ Mass Tort Litigation

John D. Delahanty / Administrative Law / Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice

Anthony R. Derosby / Immigration Law 

Jared S. des Rosiers / Commercial Litigation, Energy Law

Thomas R. Doyle / Environmental Law

Charles S. Einsiedler, Jr. / Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management

James R. Erwin / Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment

James G. Good / Tax Law

Charles M. Graceffa / Corporate Law*

Kenneth F. Gray / Environmental Law

John W. Gulliver / Energy Law

William D. Hewitt / Energy Law

Christopher E. Howard / Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Everett P. Ingalls, III/ Trusts & Estates

William J. Kayatta, Jr. / Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation - ERISA

Dennis C. Keeler / Real Estate Law

Jacquelyn M. Kurz / Real Estate Law*

Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr. / Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense, White-Collar Criminal Defense, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Trusts & Estates, Personal Injury Litigation

Margaret Coughlin LePage / Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management

Matthew D. Manahan / Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental

Jacob A. Manheimer / Bankruptcy & Creditor-Debtor Rights Law / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Vincent L. McKusick / Arbitration

Allan M. Muir / Workers' Compensation Law

Jotham D. Pierce / Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Mediation

Dixon P. Pike / Environmental Law

Gloria A. Pinza / Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law

Mark E. Porada / Administrative / Regulatory Law

S. Mason Pratt / Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management

Robert B. Ravenelle / Tax Law

Clifford H. Ruprecht / Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation

James M. Saffian / Public Finance Law

Geraldine G. Sanchez / Commercial Litigation, Litigation – ERISA

Daniel M. Snow / Commercial Litigation

Robert H. Stier, Jr. / Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent

Ryan S. Stinneford / Banking & Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

William E. Taylor / Environmental Law

Louise K. Thomas / Energy Law, Insurance Law

Barbara K. Wheaton / Trusts & Estates

Jeffrey M. White / Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property

Judith Fletcher Woodbury / Real Estate Law 

James B. Zimpritch / Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Augusta, ME

Malcolm L. Lyons / Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation 

Daniel J. Stevens / Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation

Warren E. Winslow, Jr. / Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law

Daniel E. Wathen / Arbitration, Mediation

Boston, MA

Kevin J. Handly / Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

Kathleen King Parker / Tax Law

William (Will) L. Worden / Patent Law

Portsmouth, NH

Mark E. Beliveau, P.C. / Environmental Law

Scott Pueschel, P.C. / Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law

Denis O. Robinson, P.C. / Real Estate Law

Wilfred "Jack" L. Sanders, Jr., P.C. / Corporate Law

Providence, RI

Brooks R. Magratten / Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law

* Lawyers listed for the first time in 2012.

Best Lawyers is considered an honor in the legal profession because inclusion in the guide is based on peer-review surveys in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.  The guide to legal expertise has been in publication since 1983.  Pierce Atwood's Ralph Lancaster has been listed in every edition since its founding.   

Pierce Atwood is one of New England's leading commercial law firms with more than 130 attorneys who serve regional, national and international clients from offices in Boston, MA; Portland and Augusta, ME; Portsmouth, NH; Providence, RI; Washington, DC; and Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information about the firm, its attorneys and services, please visit www.pierceatwood.com