Best Lawyers has named each of the following Dinse attorneys as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas for 2015 in the Burlington area. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys through exhaustive peer-review assessments they conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year.
Ritchie E. Berger
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Mr. Berger is head of the Litigation Section of the firm and is considered one of Vermont’s premier trial lawyers. He concentrates on the defense of complex civil litigation throughout Vermont and New England. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Past-Vermont State Chair, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Past-President of Vermont Chapter.
Mark A. Langan
Mr. Langan is head of the firm’s trust and estates practice. Mr. Langan’s practice involves the restructuring of estates and companies to reduce estate, gift, and income taxes at the federal and state levels and to provide creditor protection for clients in high risk occupations. His work also includes tax planning for business reorganizations including mergers, consolidations and recapitalizations, and tax planning for partnerships including formation, distributions and dissolutions.
Ms. McAndrew is one of Vermont’s leading trial lawyers. She headed the firm’s litigation practice for many years, and was named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1997. She has successfully tried many complex civil cases in state and federal courts, and handled numerous appeals in the Vermont Supreme Court and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has a particular concentration in higher education law.
Amy M. McLaughlin
Litigation – Labor and Employment
Ms. McLaughlin leads the firm’s Employment Law Group. In her practice, she regularly provides guidance on compliance issues, assists employers with the development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures, performs workplace investigations, conducts employment law trainings, and defends employers in connection with administrative charges, governmental audits and civil litigation.
Brian R. Murphy
Mr. Murphy is a corporate and tax attorney concentrating in counseling closely-held businesses and their owners and nonprofit organizations. He is active in counseling clients on formation and structuring issues (including decisions with respect to the selection of the proper entity for effecting business and investment transactions), executive compensation and 409A compliance, tax planning, and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew is one of the largest and most respected law firms in Vermont and northern New York. At Dinse, client service is our highest priority.