Press Releases
March 20, 2012

22 DRM Attorneys Recognized as Leading Lawyers by Chambers USA

by Chambers USA

David Sylvester and Bruce Palmer are new this year to the roster of 22 attorneys at Downs Rachlin Martin who are recognized in Chambers USA 2012: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

(Burlington, VT)

David J. Sylvester is based in DRM’s Burlington office and represents institutional clients in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions; mergers and acquisitions; real estate leasing arrangements; and secured financings. A cum laude graduate of Albany Law School, Sylvester chairs the firm’s Business Law Practice.

Bruce C. Palmer is based in DRM’s St. Johnsbury office and serves as vice chair of the Litigation Practice. He focuses his practice on insurance, including writing insurance policies and endorsements; claims and coverage litigation; professional liability coverage; and environmental pollution and property damage coverage. Palmer graduated with highest honors from the University of Connecticut Law School.

Other Burlington-based lawyers recognized by Chambers include: corporate/commercial attorneys Thomas H. Moody, Paul H. Ode, Jr. and Wm. Roger Prescott; captive insurance attorney Kathy H. Davis; intellectual property attorneys Lawrence H. Meier and Peter B. Kunin; labor and employment attorney Johan W. E. Maitland; litigation attorneys Andre D. Bouffard, Marc B. Heath, Walter E. Judge, Jr. and Robert D. Rachlin; real estate attorney R. Prescott Jaunich; and zoning and land use attorney William J. Dodge.

Chambers also recognized Brattleboro-based labor and employment attorneys Timothy E. Copeland, Jr. and Peter B. Robb and litigator R. Bradford Fawley.  Peter D. Van Oot, who is based in DRM’s Lebanon, N.H. office and maintains a significant practice in Vermont, is also recognized in the Vermont rankings for his environmental and real estate practice.  

Chambers and Partners is a global organization that has been researching and ranking US law firms on criteria that include technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value since 1999. According to Chambers, selections are based on extensive research that includes peer and client evaluations.


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