Keith Cunningham Named Business Practice Group Chair

Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that firm partner Keith Cunningham has been named Business Practice Group Chair, effective January 1, 2017.  As Chair, Keith is responsible for guiding the business group’s growth and continued delivery, by more than 30 professionals, of exceptional client service and value.

“The opportunities for us to expand our representation of start-ups, franchisees and middle market companies are exciting,” said Keith on his appointment. “And our M&A, finance, project development, and enterprise procurement practices are well positioned for growth in all of our New England markets. Lots of law firms have talented lawyers. Our group of lawyers not only has exceptional legal minds, they are also uniformly invested in understanding our clients’ businesses and the industries in which they operate. Those traits combined with a cost structure that allows us to provide exceptional client value are real differentiators.”

"Praised by clients for his ‘very practical and strategic advice,’” (Chambers USA2012), Keith represents public and private companies in a wide range of business matters, including bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, debt financing and commercial transactions. Keith has been listed in Best Lawyers in America®since 2006, is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, and has beennamed a top-rated attorney by New England Super Lawyers since 2012. Keith is a member of the International Legal Technology Association and has been Treasurer and a member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater Portland since 2007.

Pierce Atwood Managing Partner David Barry stated, “The delivery of legal services is rapidly changing, with clients increasingly demanding more for less. Keith’s keen interest in technology, innovation and practice management, his can-do, positive attitude, and his commitment over his nearly 30 years in practice to providing exceptional value and client service make him the ideal person to lead our business group in these changing times. The breadth and diversity of Keith’s experience is impressive, and I know our business group will continue its success and tradition of extraordinary client service under his leadership.”

Keith can be reached at 207.791.1187 or