Firm News
November 5, 2014

Two DRM Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Vermont Business Magazine

Attorneys Mary Parent and Elizabeth Wohl have been named Rising Stars of 2014 by Vermont Business Magazine.

They and 38 peers under the age of 40 were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and their communities. The entire group will be honored at a reception and dinner on Nov. 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in So. Burlington.

A director in DRM’s St. Johnsbury office, Mary K. Parent represents business clients in corporate and commercial transactions, business formation and operation, private equity transactions, commercial real estate transactions, commercial financing and mergers and acquisitions. She has worked with local, regional and national private equity firms and technology companies in investment transactions, including stock and convertible debt transactions. She has formed for-profit and non-profit entities and assisted clients in completing the necessary paperwork to obtain 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service.

In addition to being highly regarded for the quality of her legal work, Parent has also quickly become a civic leader in St. Johnsbury. She currently serves as a director of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, one of St. Johnsbury’s cultural treasures, as well as on the Union Bank St. Johnsbury Regional Advisory Board and the Lyndon State College Center for Rural Entrepreneurship Regional Advisory Board. She is the immediate past president of the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, was previously a director of the chamber, and currently co-chairs the chamber’s economic restructuring committee. She previously co-chaired the St. Johnsbury chapter of the Women Business Owners Network, a state-wide organization that promotes networking and education among women business owners. Parent also served previously on the board of directors of Catamount Film & Arts, a regional non-profit arts organization.

An experienced litigator and health lawyer, Elizabeth R. Wohl advises hospitals, nursing homes, home health and hospice and other health care providers in licensing, compliance, malpractice, employment and fraud and abuse matters. She has successfully handled complex informal dispute resolutions for skilled nursing facilities, provided comprehensive advice regarding Certificate of Need applications and represented health care organizations in responding to inquiries from disability rights advocates. She is a director at DRM and works from the firm’s Brattleboro office.

Wohl is a director of the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce. She served on the board of the Brooks Memorial Library for six years, including a term as president. She serves on both the transition team and the lay-led services squad at All Souls Unitarian Universalist in West Brattleboro. She is active in the American Health Lawyers Association and Windham County Bar Association, where she co-founded and administered the Windham County Legal Assistance Project for three years. A lifelong performer, Elizabeth sang the soprano solos at the Friends of Music at Guilford’s 43rd Annual Messiah Sing.

This is the fifth year that Vermont Business Magazine has chosen a group of rising stars under the age of 40. DRM director William J. Dodge was named in the inaugural group which was selected in 2010. For more information about the Rising Stars program, including profiles and pictures of previous winners, please visit the Rising Stars web page.


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