October 17, 2011
Attorneys and staff from the Lebanon, St. Johnsbury and Burlington offices of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC spent a day volunteering at the Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction on Monday, Oct. 10, under the watchful direction of Volunteer Coordinator Laura Shelton and Gardening Coordinator Jane Metcalf. The work day was part of the law firm’s ongoing, multi-faceted response to flood relief efforts in Vermont and other affected areas in which the firm has offices. The Haven is helping to feed and find housing solutions for Upper Valley flood victims.
July 29, 2011
(Lebanon) Downs Rachlin Martin’s Lebanon-based attorneys issued a statement today reaffirming the firm’s commitment to serving the legal needs of the Upper Valley as the firm embarks upon its fifth year since combining with the respected Lebanon firm of Daschbach, Csatari & Young in 2007.
August 12, 2010
Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys Kim Butler and Roger Prescott guided the formation of the Point Reyes Light L3C, a low-profit, limited liability company. The L3C status enables the Pulitzer-prize-winning newspaper to both make a modest profit and qualify for tax-deductible donations. Butler believes that the model can work for other newspapers.
June 29, 2010
(ST. JOHNSBURY) Legal developments concerning a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper published on the California coast but formed in the state of Vermont is offering hope for beleaguered newspapers throughout the country. The newspaper, the Point Reyes Light, incorporated in May as an L3C, a Low-profit Limited Liability Company authorized under Vermont law. The first-in-the-nation L3C statute was approved by the Vermont legislature and signed into law by Governor Jim Douglas in 2008.