Downs Rachlin Martin Receives Top-Tier Rankings in Chambers USA’s Leading Business Lawyers 2010
June 16, 2010
(Burlington, Vt.) Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC places in the top tier in all five practice areas ranked in Vermont in the just-released 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In addition, 14 of the firm’s senior attorneys are recognized, based on extensive research, lawyer interviews and client evaluations conducted each year by Chambers.
“The scale of the firm ensures that it can provide clients with an all-encompassing service,” the published commentary concludes, pointing to the firm’s strength in general corporate transactions as well as strong practices in complementary areas including tax, intellectual property and captive insurance. Burlington attorneys Kathleen H. Davis, Thomas H. Moody and Paul H. Ode Jr. are listed among the top corporate/commercial lawyers in Vermont. Also included are Burlington intellectual property lawyers Peter B. Kunin and Lawrence H. Meier.
“The strength of the firm’s transactional practice is matched by its impressive land use and zoning credentials,” Chambers states, adding, “its strong government affairs practice means that it is preeminent in advising on permitting matters.” Burlington lawyers William W. Schroeder and R. Prescott Jaunich are identified as leaders in the Vermont’s real estate legal arena.
Recognizing Brattleboro labor and employment lawyers Peter B. Robb and Timothy E. Copeland Jr. and Burlington’s Patricia M. Sabalis and John W. Maitland, Chambers reports that the group offers “the full spectrum of employment law from providing training, counseling and auditing services to representing clients in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Labor work includes representing unionized employers in collective bargaining and handling unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB.” Quoted sources say the group is “Always willing to go the extra mile for their client.”
Describing the 19-member litigation team as a “Vermont powerhouse,” Chambers says: “The team has a depth of expertise that is unsurpassed in the state.” Burlington lawyers Marc B. Heath and Walter E. Judge Jr. are recognized for their litigation successes, and Robert D. Rachlin is dubbed the “dean of the Bar” who plays an “integral role in shaping the young minds of the future” through his position as visiting associate professor at Vermont Law School.
Photos, from top: Kathleen H. Davis, Peter B. Robb, Patricia M. Sabalis, Marc B. Heath
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