Primmer is pleased to announce that Randall Wachsmann has become a shareholder of the firm effective January 1, 2014.
The firm’s Chairman, Jeff Johnson, comments: "Over the years, Randy has proven himself to be an excellent attorney, a conscientious mentor to other attorneys and employees and a solid contributor to the firm."
Randy joined Primmer in 2002 and advises clients on a broad variety of business and insurance regulatory matters. He concentrates his practice on corporate, captive insurance and other insurance-related transactions. Randy has more than twelve years of experience assisting clients with the structuring and operation of captive insurance companies. He has significant experience working with reciprocal insurers and other group captives. He has counseled clients with respect to compliance matters, reinsurance agreements and a variety of transactions, including mergers, conversions, redomestications, loss portfolio transfers and demutualizations. Randy is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC is a full service law firm with offices located in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont and Manchester, Portsmouth and Littleton, New Hampshire. Our attorneys are dedicated to fulfilling the legal needs of our corporate, nonprofit, regulatory and individual clients. (posted 1/28/14)
Jeffrey T. Dickson, Esq. Opens Solo Law Practice (posted 1/20/14)
Jeffrey T. Dickson, Esq., is pleased to announce the opening of his own solo law practice, Dickson Law Office, PLLC. Jeff is the son of long-time VBA member Judy Dickson. He is a 1999 graduate of Burlington High School, a 2003 graduate of Colby College and a 2007 graduate of the University of Montana School of Law, all with honors. In law school, Jeff was Managing Editor of the Montana Law Review and president of the Environmental Law Group. Jeff also interned at a Missoula, Montana, insurance defense firm for two years and completed a three-month clinical internship with United States Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch at the United States District Court for the District of Montana. After graduating, Jeff clerked for Justice James A. Rice of the Montana Supreme Court, then worked as an attorney at a general practice firm in Missoula, representing and advising individuals, small businesses, and landowners on a variety of legal issues. In 2011, Jeff moved home to Vermont, where he has primarily been representing employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters at McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard, P.C. Jeff has appeared in dozens of informal conferences and formal hearings before the Vermont Department of Labor, represented clients in Montana and Vermont trial courts, and successfully briefed and argued before the Vermont Supreme Court. See e.g. Lydy v. Trustaff, Inc./Wausau Insurance Company, 2013 VT 44.
In January 2014, Jeff opened his own solo practice in downtown Burlington. Jeff now focuses on representing injured Vermonters in workers' compensation and personal injury matters, while also assisting individuals and small businesses with their general legal needs. Given his experience on law review, as a supreme court clerk, and as an intern and associate at multiple law firms, Jeff is happy to offer legal research and writing assistance to Vermont attorneys, regardless of the subject matter. He can be reached at (802) 999-7975, firstname.lastname@example.org, and www.dicksonlawvt.com.
Primmer is pleased to announce that Jesse Crary, Alexandra Edelman and Adam Mordecai have become Of Counsel attorneys of the firm. (posted 1/20/14)
Jesse Crary concentrates his practice in the areas of captive insurance, commercial transactions, regulatory compliance and general corporate matters. His practice is largely focused on representing and advising single parent and group captive insurance companies, including risk retention groups and sponsored captives, in planning, formation, operation and dissolution. He is experienced in insurance company conversions, including demutualizations, reciprocal conversions, mergers and acquisitions, and captive redomestications. Jesse graduated from the University of Vermont in 1996 and from Vermont Law School in 2006, where he served as a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and as a judicial intern for the Honorable John Dooley of the Vermont Supreme Court.
Alexandra Edelman concentrates her practice in the areas of banking, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. She represents a variety of business clients in court, alternative dispute proceedings, as well as regulatory proceedings before agencies of the State of Vermont. She has litigated loan defaults, foreclosures, title disputes, contract disputes, business dissolutions and fraud. Along with a broad commercial litigation practice, Alex has experience representing companies on regulatory issues at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, The Green Mountain Care Board, and the Attorney General's Office. She also provides representation to Chapter 7 and 11 Case Trustees and to creditors in the bankruptcy courts in Vermont and the Northern District of New York. Prior to joining the firm, Alex was an associate in the Litigation Department of Herrick, Feinstein LLP, where she represented corporations and individuals in state and federal courts throughout New York and New Jersey.
Adam Mordecai's trial practice involves representing insured individuals or entities involved in or facing litigation, construction disputes, employment matters, business and commercial litigation, and the pursuant of subrogation claims. Adam is an active member of the New Hampshire civil defense bar. He is a current board member, past-Chair, and a past New Hampshire President of the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association. He also recently served as the New Hampshire State Representative to DRI, the largest organization of attorneys defending the interests of businesses and individuals in civil litigation. Adam is also a member of the Federal Bar Association and Manchester Bar. Adam received his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in Virginia and is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC is a full service regional law firm with offices located in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont and Manchester, Portsmouth and Littleton, New Hampshire. Our attorneys are dedicated to fulfilling the legal needs of our corporate, nonprofit, regulatory and individual clients.
Two Burlington Attorneys Form New Law Firm (posted 11/21/13)
John P. Maley Christoper J. Maley Heather Moreau
Two local trial attorneys have started a new law firm, Maley and Maley, PLLC. Founded by partners John P. Maley and Christopher J. Maley, the father and son team will represent individuals who have been seriously injured or the families of those who have been killed due to negligence or medical malpractice. The firm is located at 30 Main Street, Suite 450 in Burlington, Vermont.
Both attorneys are Burlington natives and have distinguished careers as trial attorneys. Both have received the highest (AV Preeminent ®) peer-review rating from Martindale Hubbell, and both are listed in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America ®. John is also listed in Best Lawyers in America ® as the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Burlington. John Maley is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the University of Maine School of Law. Christopher Maley is president of the Vermont Association for Justice (a 250-member organization formerly called the Vermont Trial Lawyers Association), serves as chair of its legislative committee, and is the 2012 recipient of the association’s Special Service Award. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Suffolk University Law School.
Heather Moreau, Maley and Maley’s Firm Manager and Senior Paralegal previously worked for 20 years at the prominent Burlington defense law firm, Paul, Frank + Collins. Heather is one of fewer than ten Vermont paralegals holding the Registered Paralegal designation - earned by passing an advanced competency exam administered by the National Federation of Paralegal Associations. She also holds the Associate in Claims (AIC) designation from the Insurance Institutes of America (IIA). She is a graduate of Champlain College’s Professional Studies and Paralegal programs.
For more information, please see the firm’s website at www.maleyandmaley.com.
Primmer is pleased to announce that J. Paul Giuliani has joined the firm as a Shareholder
For the past 43 years, Paul has furnished advice, advocacy and representation to municipalities throughout Vermont. He has served as general, bond and special counsel to large and small towns, cities, school districts and special purpose local government organizations. For more than 35 years, Paul has assisted municipal clients in permanent and temporary financings through the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank, local and regional commercial banks, and national underwriters. In addition, he has served as special counsel to health and educational institutions that finance their capital projects through the Vermont Economic Development Authority, the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency, and the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire. His practice area is divided between public finance law and general municipal law. Paul will be located in the firm’s Montpelier, Vermont office.
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC is a full service law firm with offices in the commercial centers of Vermont and New Hampshire, providing legal services to businesses and individuals throughout New England and nationally.”
Gloria K. Rice * John P. Riley
Georgiana Miranda * Glenn C. Howland
Frederick G. Cleveland
are now practicing as
Rice & Riley, PLLC
Attorneys at Law
94 Main St., 2nd Floor
TD Bank Building
Montpelier, VT 05602
Primmer is pleased to announce that Nicole Bodoh Jacobson, who has her LL.M. in taxation from the Temple University Beasley School of Law, has joined our law firm as Of Counsel. Nicole concentrates her practice in corporate and tax law.
Nicole assists businesses with general corporate matters such as entity formation and structuring, contract review, shareholder distributions and relations, as well as general governance issues. She has negotiated and drafted corporate contracts, including: licenses, leases and agreements for real estate sales, supply, distributor, settlement, shareholder, redemption, employment, confidentiality, and stock and asset purchase agreements. She has also drafted stock option and restricted stock plans, as well as other incentive compensation plans. Nicole has drafted, negotiated and finalized commercial loan documentation and advised banks with respect to regulatory compliance.
Nicole works with public companies to prepare and file their 1933 and 1934 Act reports and advises them with respect to compliance with federal securities regulations and blue sky laws. She has also prepared private placement offering memoranda for debt and equity financings.
As a registered IRS Return Preparer, Nicole counsels her clients with respect to tax matters, including issues related to deferred compensation and federal tax consequences of mergers, acquisitions, distributions, sales and other transactions. She prepares New Hampshire business profits and business enterprise tax filings, as well as New Hampshire interest and dividends returns.
Primmer is a full service law firm with offices in the commercial centers of Vermont and New Hampshire and provides legal services to businesses and individuals throughout New England and nationally. Please see our website at www.primmer.com for additional information. (posted 9/25/13)
Murphy Sullivan Kronk is pleased to announce that Attorney Brian Sullivan has earned the rating of "AV Preeminent" from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. Attorney Sullivan is now part of a select group of Vermont attorneys who have received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating. He received a score of 4.9 out of 5.0 in the fields of Zoning, Planning and Land Use, Communications and Media and Energy. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell conducts peer review ratings throughout the country in an effort to identify and recognize lawyers with the highest legal ability and ethical standards. To qualify as "AV Preeminent," a lawyer's expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence must be rated at the highest level by lawyers and members of the judiciary. (posted 8/26/13)
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The PRIMMER law firm is pleased to announce that Mark Scribner has become Of Counsel. (posted 3/18/13)
Mark concentrates his practice in the areas of financial services, banking, business transactions, real estate and securities law. For over 20 years, he has advised banking and non-banking financial institution clients on a broad range of legal issues, including commercial and consumer lending, financing and investment transactions, and loan restructurings. Mark represents developers, business owners, resorts, manufacturers and securities issuers in connection with economic development projects throughout the United States. He is particularly experienced in foreign investment in the United States pursuant to the EB-5 visa program which is overseen by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. He also advises a variety of other business clients on organizational, financing and transactional matters. Mark is listed among The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Banking and Finance law.
Mark joins our Financial Services and Banking Group that includes Shareholders Denise Deschenes and Doug Wolinsky, Of Counsel Ralphine O’Rourke and Associate Alexandra Edelman.
Our Financial Services and Banking team provides a broad range of services to our financial institution and corporate clients. With the addition of Mark, our core team has a collective 100+ years of experience.
Primmer is a New England based law firm with offices in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont and Manchester, Littleton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information, please visit our website at: www.primmer.com.
New Partner at Biggam, Fox and Skinner
For Immediate Release (posted 2/28/13)
MONTPELIER, VT—Kelly Massicotte, an attorney with Montpelier law firm Biggam, Fox & Skinner, is now a partner of the firm.
Attorney Massicotte focuses her practice on helping clients win Social Security disability claims and obtain Workers’ Compensation benefits. She joined Biggam, Fox & Skinner in 2006 after her graduation from Vermont Law School.
“We’re delighted to welcome Kelly as a partner. She brings great energy and determination to her work, as well as a thorough knowledge of her practice areas and a strong commitment to helping her clients succeed,” said partner Ron Fox.
Prior to joining Biggam, Fox & Skinner, Ms. Massicotte interned with a Burlington law firm and the Vermont Legislative Council, and was a law clerk at the Chittenden County State’s Attorneys Office. She gained experience in a wide range of practice areas, including criminal law and procedure, employment and labor law, and tax legislation. While obtaining her undergraduate degree she was a staff intern at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
In addition to appearing before the Vermont Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration, Ms. Massicotte has successfully represented clients at the federal court level in their appeals of SSDI/SSI denials. She serves on the board of governors for the Vermont Association for Justice and is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the Vermont Bar Association, the Washington County Bar Association, and the New Hampshire Bar Association. Ms. Massicotte received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York and her J.D., cum laude, from Vermont Law School. She is licensed to practice in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Biggam, Fox and Skinner is one of Vermont’s most highly respected law firms, specializing in helping injured and disabled clients obtain Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability benefits. It has offices in Burlington and Montpelier, and has been a stable and successful business for more than 30 years.
VBA Members Publish Books!
Jack Long is pleased to announce the publication of his book "Three Wellsprings of Leadership". The website is www.three-wellsprings-of-leadership.com.
Brett Bacon has published two children's books. Both books are available through Amazon, and both are new 2013 publications.
The first book is “The Fish That Got Away.” This became an Amazon bestseller. The link if you are interested in getting more information about the book is at:
The second book is “Messy Room Monsters” and more information is available at:
STEPHEN REYNES, ESQ.
HAS JOINED THE LAW FIRM OF
TARRANT, GILLIES, MERRIMAN & RICHARDSON
Stephen Reynes has extensive experience in land use and environmental law, from having served as a District Environmental Coordinator to Chair of the former Vermont Environmental Board which decided all Act 250 Appeals; from having chaired the Vermont House Committee on Natural Resources to reporting the legislation for the Senate Natural Resources Committee which created the Environmental Division Court; and from having represented individuals, companies and municipalities who need permits to neighbors who are concerned about a proposed project. He also has considerable experience in Act 250 jurisdictional issues and enforcement matters.
Mr. Reynes served as chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Vermont Bar Association, and was succeeded in that position by current chair Gerry Tarrant of Tarrant, Gillies, Merriman & Richardson. Indeed, Mr. Reynes has joined a firm that has comprehensive depth in the areas of land use and environmental law, among other fields, all in the Vermont Tradition of excellence and value. (posted 2/12/13)
44 East State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602
The law firm Murphy Sullivan Kronk would like to extend our warmest congratulations to our long-serving employee, Mary Guyette , who will begin a well-deserved retirement this month. MSK would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new, experienced paralegal, Linda Beal, to the firm. (posted 12/27/12)
James W. Murdoch, Kurt M. Hughes and Frank J. Twarog of MURDOCH HUGHES & TWAROG Attorneys at Law, P.C., are pleased to announce that Michelle A. Tarnelli, the firm’s former law clerk, became associated with the firm on October 26, 2012, concentrating in the areas of Family Law and Personal Injury.
Ms. Tarnelli graduated cum laude from Fordham University in 2005. She graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School in 2012.
While in law school, Ms. Tarnelli was a Notes Editor for the Vermont Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board, and a Schweitzer Fellow. She received Academic Excellence Awards for earning the highest grade in five subject areas, and spent her law school summers working in real estate law in Burlington. Her article, Joint Custody Presumption in Vermont: A Proposal for Co-Parenting, 36 Vt. L. R. 1015 (2012) was recently published in the Vermont Law Review.
Prior to law school, Ms. Tarnelli worked in advertising, marketing, and public relations with various national consumer brands, and served as Marketing Director of the United Way in the Mohawk Valley. She has been a Board Member of the Mohawk Valley Ballet since 2008, and is a Schweitzer Fellow for Life.
For more information about Ms. Tarnelli and the firm, please see www.mhtpc.com.
STITZEL, PAGE & FLETCHER, P.C. (posted 10/16/12)
IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT
ERIC G. DERRY
DIANE M. SHERMAN
Have Become Associated with the Firm
Biggam, Fox and Skinner Expands Social Security Disability Team (posted 10/15/12)
Biggam, Fox and Skinner, a law firm with offices in Montpelier and Burlington, has hired Amy Modun as an associate attorney in the social security disability team.
Attorney Modun will work with partner Craig Jarvis and the rest of the team to help injured and disabled clients win social security benefits in Vermont and New Hampshire. “Amy’s experience in the field of labor law makes her a valuable asset to our team of dedicated social security lawyers,” said Mr. Jarvis. “She has a strong sense of justice and is passionate about helping injured and disabled workers get the benefits they are owed.”
Prior to joining Biggam, Fox and Skinner, Ms. Modun was a law clerk and a legal intern at Tedesco Law Group in Portland, Oregon, and a legal intern with the Vermont State Employees’ Association in Montpelier, Vermont. Amongst other responsibilities, she prepared cases, wrote briefs and opinions, drafted motions, and performed legal research. For four years, she was a research coordinator at Works in Progress, a construction trades journal serving New England, and she spent three years as managing editor at the International Union of Operating Engineers in Sacramento, California.
“I am delighted to be the latest addition to Biggam, Fox and Skinner’s team of attorneys. Prior to law school, I worked for the largest construction trades union in the United States. I saw how workers were taken advantage of when they did not stand up for their rights and this inspired me to become an advocate for hard working people everywhere,” said Ms. Modun.
Ms. Modun has a J.D. degree from Vermont Law School and a B.A. in journalism from Texas A&M University. She grew up in Texas but has called Vermont home for more than seven years now. She enjoys photography, sharing meals with people, and the beauty of the state of Vermont.
Biggam, Fox and Skinner is one of Vermont’s most highly respected law firms, specializing in helping injured and disabled clients obtain workers’ compensation and Social Security disability benefits. It has offices in Burlington and Montpelier, and has been a stable and successful business for more than 30 years.
Boylan Associates, PC's new mailing address is 56 Main St., Suite 211, Springfield, VT 05651. (posted 5/31/2012)
CAROLINE EARLE JOINS ELLIS BOXER & BLAKE
Caroline S. Earle has joined Ellis Boxer & Blake, a law firm devoted to advising and representing businesses, organizations and professionals throughout the northeast, with offices in Springfield and Montpelier, Vermont, and New York City. Ms. Earle, of counsel to the firm, will serve as Co-Director of the Employment Law Practice Group and as the Managing Attorney of the Montpelier office. Ms. Earle graduated from McGill University (First Class Honors) with a degree in history. She received her J.D. (cum laude) from Indiana University School of Law (Bloomington), where she was Notes Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. Ms. Earle has been in private practice with three Vermont firms, most recently her own, and served as Chief of the Civil Litigation Division of the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and as Commissioner of Human Resources for the State of Vermont. She practices in the areas of labor and employment law and civil litigation, including compliance counseling, investigations, trials, appeals, labor negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Earle is a member of the Washington County and Vermont Bar Associations. Ms. Earle is an Examiner and Member of the Vermont Board of Bar Examiners.
Stephen Ellis, the firm’s senior partner, states, "Caroline is a terrific lawyer and a great fit with our firm's practice and culture." Ms. Earle states, "I am very excited about joining Ellis Boxer & Blake. I have tremendous respect for my new colleagues, and the merger of our practices simply makes sense."
PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Ellis Boxer & Blake
The law firm of Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC is proud to announce the opening of its fifth office located in Manchester, New Hampshire and is pleased to welcome the following attorneys to our firm.
Gary Burt (Shareholder) is an experienced trial attorney who has tried to conclusion more than one hundred and seventy jury trials, and approximately fifty bench trials. His areas of practice include toxic tort litigation, product liability claims, commercial litigation, product liability claims, business litigation, defamation claims, and personal injury matters.
Doreen Connor (Shareholder) is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. She has a diverse and sophisticated trial and appellate litigation practice. She has handled in excess of 125 Supreme Court appeals and presented more than 50 oral arguments before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Doreen’s practice also includes insurance coverage trial litigation involving homeowner, auto and general liability insurance policies.
Thomas Pappas (Shareholder) has 27 years of commercial litigation experience handling business disputes, shareholder disputes, bank related issues, intellectual property, estate and construction litigation. In addition, Tom’s areas of expertise include employment litigation, probate litigation, trade secrets and unfair trade practices.
L. Jonathan Ross (Shareholder) has expertise in the areas of complex divorce, custody issues, child support, alimony and domestic relations litigation which has earned him the distinction of being listed in the Best Lawyers in America every year since 1983 and election to The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
John Monson (Senior Counsel) is a corporate attorney specializing in business law, estate planning and probate. John founded the Tax Section of the New Hampshire Bar and is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has served as corporate counsel for national, publicly owned and New Hampshire companies, and has completed innumerable complex mergers and acquisitions.
Jaime Gillis (Of Counsel) As a member of Primmer’s Estate Planning and Probate Practice, Jaime designs and administers proactive solutions that preserve her clients’ wealth and provide for the effective distribution of personal wealth during life and after death. Jaime provides legal advice regarding the potential income, gift and estate tax consequences of wealth transfers.
Polly Hall (Of Counsel) Working in New Hampshire and Maine, Polly’s primary area of practice is domestic relations. As a former defense attorney, Polly’s trial experience and tactical case preparation skills provide her with the ability to manage the often difficult aspects of complex divorce, alimony, child support and parental rights and responsibilities.
Jennifer Beaudet (Associate) is an experienced litigator who focuses primarily on commercial litigation and appellate practice. Jennifer volunteers for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and is a member of the advisory board of the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program in New Hampshire. Jennifer also volunteers for the Young Survival Coalition and has led the Young Survival Coalition’s Manchester affiliate since its formation in 2008.
Adam Mordecai (Associate) has successfully represented clients in jury trials in New Hampshire state courts as well as bench trials and arbitrations, mediations, administrative hearings, and other proceedings throughout the state and federal court systems in his litigation and insurance practice. He is currently Chairman and New Hampshire President of the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association, the preeminent local organization of civil defense counsel in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. He recently served as the New Hampshire State Representative to the Defense Research Institute.
Primmer is a full service law firm, providing representation to businesses and individuals throughout the New England and national markets. For more than 30 years, our firm has provided comprehensive services and created a tradition of excellence. Our firm utilizes a team approach that emphasizes professionalism, responsiveness, value and integrity.
Kolvoord, Overton & Wilson will be relocating to 6 Joshua Way, Suite B, Essex Junction, VT 05452 effective March 5, 2012. (Posted 2/28/12)
Mario B. Hankerson, Esq. opens law office in Randolph (posted 2/1/2012)
Mario B. Hankerson, Esq.
Hankerson Law Group
PO Box 355
Randolph, VT 05060
Google Voice: 802-565-1020
Disclaimer: At this time, Hankerson Law Group consists of one attorney, Mario B. Hankerson, Esq. The Firm's name is not intended to explicitly or impliedly create an expectation or otherwise mislead a prospective client into believing there is more than one attorney associated with the firm.