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The PRIMMER law firm congratulates Gary F. Karnedy on his appointment as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Gary Karnedy has accepted a Fellowship in the American Bar Foundation (ABF).  Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States and to a small percentage of international lawyers. 

The ABF was founded in 1952 by the American Bar Association.  It is now recognized as the premier institute in the United States for social science research on law.  ABF research is addressing critical questions about the functioning of juries, the careers of lawyers, the social cost of mass incarceration, diversity in the legal profession, law and globalization, and many other aspects of the legal system.

 

Gary Karnedy concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial, regulatory and administrative litigation, as well as employment law.  He is known for taking a balanced approach to litigation, and working hand-in-hand with regulators to resolve issues.  The respect that he has gained from Vermont regulators creates a positive environment conducive to efficient resolution of complex business challenges.

Primmer has offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, DC.  It is a full service law firm employing experienced legal professionals who deliver legal guidance and solution based representation to its clients.  For more detailed information please visit Primmer’s website at www.primmer.com.  

(posted 8/31/2015)


Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers® in America List

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC would like to congratulate the following 16 lawyers who have been named to the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession:

 

Anne E. Cramer, Health Care Law

Denise J. Deschenes, Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

Doreen F. Connor, Appellate Practice

Douglas J. Wolinsky, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights, Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Gary F. Karnedy, Commercial Litigation

Gary L. Franklin, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Bankruptcy

Gregory Eaton, Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Gregory S. Clayton, Commercial Litigation

J. Paul Giuliani, Corporate Law, Public Finance Law

Jeffrey P. Johnson, Insurance Law

Jon R. Eggleston, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates

Keith A. Roberts, Corporate Law

Mark H. Scribner, Banking and Finance Law

Neil Wheelwright, Real Estate Law

Ralphine N. O'Rourke, Commercial Transactions / UCC Law

William B. Piper, Energy Law

Primmer has offices in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Washington, DC.  It is a full service law firm employing experienced legal professionals who deliver legal guidance and solution based representation to its clients.  For more detailed information please visit Primmer’s website at www.primmer.com. 

 


18 Langrock Sperry & Wool Attorneys Named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America® List

BURLINGTON, August 17, 2015:

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that 18 partners have been named to the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Langrock attorneys were recognized in the following 27 categories: Appellate Practice, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Collaborative Law: Family Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Corporate Law, Elder Law, Employment Law-Individuals, Employment Law-Management, Environmental Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law, Family Law, Family Law Mediation, First Amendment Law, First Amendment Litigation, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Litigation, Leisure and Hospitality Law, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation, Securities Litigation, Trusts and Estates, and White-Collar and Non-White-Collar Criminal Defense.

Those recognized are: F. Rendol Barlow, Alison J. Bell, Kevin E. Brown, Thomas Z. Carlson, Christopher L. Davis, Ellen Mercer Fallon, Emily J. Joselson, John L. Kellner, Eric M. Knudsen, Peter F. Langrock, Devin McLaughlin, William B. Miller, Jr., Susan M. Murray, Mitchell L. Pearl, Lisa B. Shelkrot, Mark L. Sperry III, James W. Swift, and Sarah Gentry Tischler.

In addition, Best Lawyers named Ellen Mercer Fallon 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law – Individuals; and William B. Miller, Jr. 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation - Labor and Employment.

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries.

About Langrock Sperry & Wool:

The 27 attorneys of Langrock Sperry & Wool solve legal problems – with knowledge, creativity, and commitment – for individuals and businesses, across a wide range of practice areas. With offices in Burlington and Middlebury, the firm has been promoting the public interest and offering its unique blend of tradition and innovation since 1960. For more information: www.langrock.com


Langrock Sperry & Wool Attorneys Ellen Mercer Fallon and William B. Miller, Jr. Named 2016 Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”

BURLINGTON, August 17, 2015:

Ellen Mercer Fallon and William B. Miller, Jr. — both partners at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP — were recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Employment Law - Individuals; and  Litigation - Labor and Employment, respectively.

In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Ellen Mercer Fallon was listed in Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment; and William B. Miller, Jr. was also listed in Best Lawyers in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation, Elder Law, and Litigation – Construction.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.

 

Bios:

Ellen Mercer Fallon: https://www.langrock.com/our-firm/our-team/ellen-mercer-fallon

William B. Miller: https://www.langrock.com/our-firm/our-team/william-b-miller-jr

About Langrock Sperry & Wool:

The 27 attorneys of Langrock Sperry & Wool solve legal problems – with knowledge, creativity, and commitment – for individuals and businesses, across a wide range of practice areas. With offices in Burlington and Middlebury, the firm has been promoting the public interest and offering its unique blend of tradition and innovation since 1960. For more information: www.langrock.com

 


SHEMS AND SAUDEK JOIN DIAMOND & ROBINSON, P.C.

The law firm of Diamond and Robinson significantly expanded its utility, energy and environmental practice areas by adding attorneys Richard H. Saudek, former Chair of the Public Service Board, and Ronald A. Shems, former Chair of the Natural Resources Board. “Teaming up with Ron Shems and Dick Saudek adds enormous horsepower to our already robust law firm. Ron and Dick are very talented attorneys who can easily handle highly complex legal and regulatory issues,” said M. Jerome Diamond, founder of Diamond & Robinson and three-term Vermont Attorney General.

Diamond & Robinson provides the highest quality counsel, litigation and government relations services to businesses, individuals, municipalities, and non-profit organizations with expertise in several practice areas including: commercial, employment, environmental, energy, utility, development, zoning, family, personal injury, worker’s compensation, consumer fraud, advertising, professional licensing, civil rights, property valuation, and state and federal trial and appellate law. It serves clients throughout Vermont, the United States and Quebec.

Richard H. Saudek joined the firm in February 2015, after 30 years as a principal in the Montpelier law firm of Cheney, Brock & Saudek, P.C. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board and as the first Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service where Saudek was involved in all aspects of utility regulation, from telephone and electric rates to power contract negotiations. He was primarily responsible for the successful negotiation of power contracts between the State of Vermont and Hydro-Quebec, Ontario Hydro and the New York Power Authority. Saudek also served as the first president of HQ Energy Services (US) Inc., the marketing subsidiary of Hydro Quebec.

Saudek’s current practice includes representation of Vermont towns in the siting of wind and transmission facilities, taxation of hydroelectric plants, power supply contracts, captive insurance companies, and a range of corporate, non-profit and personal matters. Saudek is a Trustee of Marlboro College, the Vermont College of Fine Arts and the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont. Saudek is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan School of Law.

Ronald A. Shems joined Diamond and Robinson after four years as Chair of the Vermont Natural Resources Board, the agency that administers and enforces Act 250. He specializes in environmental, energy, administrative and appellate law. Ron has extensive experience with complex state and federal permitting, trial, and appellate proceedings. Ron was a founding partner of the Burlington firm Shems Dunkiel Kassel & Saunders. Prior to that, he worked for 15 years at the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, where he split his time between special assignments managing complex constitutional and regulatory cases, and as the Environmental Unit’s senior Assistant Attorney General. He is a recipient of the prestigious “Best Brief Award” presented by the National Association of Attorneys General for excellence in brief writing in the United States Supreme Court.

Ron is admitted to the practice of law in Vermont and Maine. Ron is a member of the Moretown Elementary School Board of Directors, Moretown Board of Civil Authority, Mad River Glen Cooperative Board of Trustees, and Board of the Energy Action Network. He received a BA from Clark University in 1981, and a JD and Masters in Environmental Law in 1985 from Vermont Law School.

Saudek and Shems join attorneys M. Jerome Diamond, Joshua R. Diamond, Steven P. Robinson and Jennifer Ciarlo Pacholek.

(posted 5/27/15)


Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C., a full service law firm in Burlington serving national, regional, and Vermont-based business enterprises, non-profit organizations, and individuals, is pleased to announce that Craig S. Nolan and Arline P. Duffy have become directors and shareholders of the firm.

Craig S. Nolan focuses on complex civil litigation, defense of health care entities and professionals in malpractice actions and before administrative bodies, representation of businesses in employment actions, white collar and serious felony criminal defense, and internal investigations.  He has tried more than twenty-five cases to juries in the federal and state courts of Vermont, and has appeared regularly before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Vermont Supreme Court.  Prior to joining the firm in April 2015, Mr. Nolan spent thirteen years an Assistant United States Attorney, Washington County State’s Attorney, and a Deputy State’s Attorney.  He is an honors graduate of William & Mary Law School and Dartmouth College.

Arline P. Duffy focuses on transactional and corporate matters, as well as estate planning and regulatory compliance.  Ms. Duffy has been with the firm since 2009.  Prior to returning to Vermont, she served as an attorney in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel for the George Washington University and spent fourteen years in higher education administration prior to law school.  She is an honors graduate of the George Washington University Law School and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Maryland College Park and an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont.  

(posted 5/18/15)


Murphy Sullivan Kronk is pleased to announce that A.J. LaRosa has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Mr.  LaRosa is an experienced litigator focusing on all forms of commercial, environmental and land use disputes, including construction and contract disputes.

(posted 4/3/15)