Sophisticated legal work in a city filled with cultural and recreational activities that you actually have time to experience? It’s not too good to be true. It’s the way things are at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. in Burlington, Vermont.
At Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, the practice of law is sophisticated and challenging. One of Vermont’s oldest and largest law firms, we represent national, regional, and local clients in a wide range of complex cases and transactions. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience that enables the firm to address our clients’ needs, whether business, banking, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, employment, or immigration, to name just some of the areas in which we practice. Our clients include colleges and universities, financial institutions, corporations, and non-profit organizations, as well as individuals.
As an associate at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, you will gain experience that is unheard of in larger cities. You will interact with clients, take depositions, negotiate deals, appear in court – and we don’t mean by your 7th year; we mean you will hit the ground running. You will be trained by our experienced attorneys as they guide you to becoming a seasoned attorney, but your development will be through actual experience, not merely seeing others have all the fun. We have a friendly, approachable open-door environment where a helping hand from a partner is readily available while an ability to work independently is encouraged.
The verdict is in and it’s unanimous – Burlington, Vermont is a fantastic place to live. Burlington recently won the “Best Town” competition (Burbia.com 2007), came in second in the “Best All-Around” town category in “Best Outside Towns” (Outside Magazine 2006), and has been recognized as the “Best Green Place to Live in America (Country Home Magazine 2007), one of the “1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die” (book by Patricia Shultz, 2007), and a “Bicycle Friendly Community” (League of American Bicyclists 2006). Why has Burlington received all these accolades? Nestled on the shore of Lake Champlain between New York’s Adirondack Mountains and Vermont’s Green Mountains, Burlington retains its New England charm while being the commercial center of Vermont.
Burlington’s downtown area is replete with culinary delights, art galleries, cultural events, and shopping galore, including the historically charming Church Street Marketplace. Its waterfront bustles with activity, including the bike path teeming with cyclists and runners, families learning about the wonders of Lake Champlain at the ECHO Center, and people enjoying kayaking, boating, swimming, and fishing in the lake. Leave the city limits and you’ll quickly arrive at farms, vineyards, and orchards. The nearby mountains offer not only gorgeous views, but endless hours of hiking, cycling, skiing and riding. Vermont has some of the best skiing and riding on the East Coast including Killington, Jay Peak, Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, Mad River Glenn, Sugarbush – many less than a 1-hour drive away.
Here at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, we understand the importance of maintaining a work/life balance. We encourage our attorneys not only to work hard, but to prioritize their families and outside interests. We support our attorneys’ desire to engage in civic and philanthropic activities, and many of us serve on the boards of community and charitable organizations. If you join us at Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, you will take pride in the work you do and your contributions to the community, but you also will be able to experience and enjoy the many facets of Burlington and its surrounding environs.
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