Dinse is pleased to announce that Andy MacIlwaine has been elected as a Director and Shareholder of the firm.
Andy joined the firm in 2008 and is a member of the firm’s litigation group. His practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal court. He regularly defends clients in matters involving first- and third-party insurance claims, commercial disputes, and real-estate and construction litigation. Andy also defends long-term care facilities and related providers in wrongful-death and healthcare malpractice suits. In addition to his trial practice, he represents clients in appeals before the Vermont Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Andy is the current President of the Vermont Chapter of the Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association and serves on the board of the Young Lawyers Division of the Vermont Bar Association.
We are pleased to announce that Molly Langan joined the King Street Center’s Board of Directors in January. King Street Center is a not-for-profit community organization that provides children and families the core life-building skills necessary for a healthy and productive future.
Ms. Langan, a Director of the firm, concentrates her practice in the commercial area, focusing on transactions involving complex real estate issues.
We are pleased to announce that Nicole Andreson has been elected to The American Law Institute (ALI). Ms. Andreson is one of 72 newly elected judges, lawyers, and law professors from around the country. ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law.
Ms. Andreson’s practice is focused on the representation of physicians and hospitals in professional malpractice actions in both federal and state courts. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Ms. Andreson served as a Deputy State’s Attorney for the Chittenden County State’s Attorneys’ Office. During her tenure at the State’s Attorneys’ Office, Ms. Andreson prosecuted sexual assaults and crimes against children. Prior to prosecuting, Ms. Andreson worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.
We are pleased to announce that Ritchie E. Berger and Karen McAndrew are featured in Benchmark Litigation 2016 as Litigation Stars for their outstanding work in litigation. The results of Benchmark Litigation stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.
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 and Regent of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Past-President of Vermont Chapter.
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.
We are pleased to announce that David Gurtman has received Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Stars recognition award. He is among 40 award winners under the age of 40. Award recipients were selected by a panel of judges for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and involvement in their communities.
David Gurtman joined the firm in 2006. Mr. Gurtman practices in the areas of business transactions, non-profit organizations and commercial real estate. Mr. Gurtman advises Vermont companies on legal issues impacting their business, including structuring and closing strategic acquisitions and dispositions, capital raising and financing transactions, the formation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, supply and distribution agreements, and tax planning. His clients range from entrepreneurial startups to mature companies with operations within and outside of Vermont. He has also been involved in some of the largest renewable energy projects in the state and provides state and federal tax advice related to such projects. His practice also includes advising tax exempt organizations in entity organization and formation, recognition of their tax-exempt status and corporate governance matters including drafting bylaws and operating policies. Prior to joining Dinse, he served as a law clerk for the Vermont trial courts in Chittenden and Addison Counties. He currently serves on the Boards of CarShareVT, Chittenden County Bar Association, Leadership Champlain, and is member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. is pleased to announce that the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) has appointed Ritchie E. Berger to its Board of Regents, the first lawyer from Vermont to be chosen. ACTL is composed of the best trial lawyers from the United States and Canada.
Mr. Berger is a Director of the firm and head of its Litigation Section. His practice concentrates on the defense of complex civil litigation throughout Vermont and New England.
Mr. Berger also regularly lectures and conducts seminars on trial topics, is co-author of Vermont Jury Instructions, and serves on the U.S. District Court of Vermont’s Civil Jury Instruction Committee.
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.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. is pleased to announce that Samuel Hoar, Jr. has been appointed to the Vermont Superior Court, by Governor Peter Shumlin. He will be sworn in on March 26, 2014. Mr. Hoar will be replacing retired Judge Patricia Zimmerman.
Mr. Hoar has been a Director and Partner of the firm since 1992 and is a past president of the Vermont Bar Association and the Vermont Bar Foundation. He has also served as a member of the Vermont Supreme Court Civil Rules Advisory Committee and its Jury Policy Committee. Mr. Hoar was the founding Chair of the Vermont Bar Association’s Roundtable on the Profession. Most recently, he has been the co-chair of the Bar Foundation’s Access to Justice Campaign, which helps support legal services for underserved Vermonters.
About Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., with offices in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York, is one of the most established and well respected law firms serving Vermont and the Adirondack Region of upstate New York. Dinse applies its experience, drive and intellectual capital on the side of every client relationship. It’s why Dinse is seen as the “go-to” firm to navigate today’s most complex legal problems. Chambers USA gives Dinse its highest rankings for the strength and reputation of its attorneys. For over 95 years, the firm has served its clients in important cases, transactions and legal developments. www.dinse.com
Sam Hoar has been named Co-Chair of the Vermont Bar Foundation Access to Justice Campaign. The campaign raises money from Vermont attorneys to fund fully the Vermont Poverty Law Fellowship and support the general funding activities of the Vermont Bar Foundation.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew announces that twelve attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the New England Super Lawyers 2011 list in ten different classes, and two attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars 2011 list. Attorneys are identified as “Super Lawyers” based on extensive nomination and polling among New England attorneys aimed at identifying New England’s top attorneys in each class. Attorneys are identified as being “Rising Stars” based on extensive nomination and polling among New England attorneys who are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.
The practice areas and the attorney(s) listed in each area for the New England Super Lawyers 2011 list are as follows:
- Business Litigation: Ritchie Berger, W. Scott Fewell, Karen McAndrew
- Business/Corporate Law: Jeffrey McMahan
- Civil Litigation Defense: Samuel Hoar, Jr.
- Construction Litigation: Robert McKearin
- Employment & Labor Law: Jeffrey Nolan
- Estate Planning & Probate: Mark Langan
- Health Care Law: Spencer Knapp
- Personal Injury Defense: General: Barbara Cory
- Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice: John Monahan
- Real Estate Law: Molly Lebowitz
- Afi Ahmadi and David Gurtman have been selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars 2011 list in the practice area of Business/Corporate Law.
Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C., with offices in Burlington, Vermont and Plattsburgh, New York, is one of the oldest and largest law firms serving Vermont and the Adirondack Region of upstate New York. For over 90 years, the firm has served its clients in important cases, transactions and legal developments.