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Pierce Atwood LLP

 

Pierce Atwood LLP is a highly regarded full service law firm based in New England, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in complex and class action litigation, energy production and distribution, mid-market mergers and acquisitions, information security and technology, commercial real estate development, and complex construction projects. Pierce Atwood provides legal and business counsel to its clients, which range from regional and local enterprises, utilities, financiers, middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals, to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and state and foreign governments. Clients derive superior value based on the firm’s efficient and cost-effective service structure coupled with its high level of sophistication, responsiveness, and industry expertise.

Practice Philosophy

At the Pierce Atwood law firm, our success is built on three core strengths: attracting and retaining superb legal talent, achieving superior client satisfaction, and delivering exceptional value. Our attorneys understand that our clients want creative and timely legal solutions from attorneys who understand their businesses. We also understand that clients want responsiveness and efficiency in the delivery of legal services. Our goal is to deliver all of these.

Diversity & Inclusion

At the Pierce Atwood law firm, we value and respect the differences among all people, believe that our differences enhance our results, and recognize that only a diverse and inclusive workplace can provide the best ideas, the best resources, and the best people to serve our clients.

We believe that diversity means celebrating the differences among individuals. We value the unique characteristics, thoughts and experiences that are shared at our law firm every day. The ideals of diversity are integrated into our law firm's long-established guiding principles of creating a welcoming, caring, and enjoyable place for our attorneys and staff to work.

Associate
Nicholas Anastasi is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Nick was an assistant city solicitor in the  city of Lowell (Mass.) Law Department, where…
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Partner
Newell Augur has more than 20 years of experience in Maine in the fields of government relations and administrative law, cultivating long-standing relationships with state government…
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Partner
Dan Bailey has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, land use, real estate, and municipal law. He prides himself on offering pragmatic solutions to complicated legal matters.…
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Associate
Bonnie Ball Wahrer is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Trusts and Estates Practice Group where she represents individuals, families, fiduciaries, and institutional clients in all aspects of…
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Senior Counsel
Pierce Atwood senior counsel Scott Cammarn has 34 years of banking law experience, focusing his practice on regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, legislation, and transactions.…
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Special Counsel
Paul Connolly serves as special counsel in Pierce Atwood's Energy Practice Group. He has a unique background in energy and utility law that includes experience in the public sector as well…
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Partner
Mike Daly focuses his practice on representing clients involved in litigation over business, insurance and maritime disputes.  He has tried, arbitrated, and otherwise litigated cases…
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Partner
Stephen Del Sesto focuses his practice on corporate restructuring, state and federal insolvency proceedings, creditors’ and debtors’ rights, civil business litigation and general corporate…
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Associate
Tess Edwards is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Real Estate Practice Group.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Tess spent two years as law clerk to the Honorable Robert B. Foster of the Land…
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Partner
Kris Eimicke concentrates his practice on tax issues and economic development programs, with a special emphasis on state and federal new markets tax credit (NMTC) programs, renewable energy…
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Partner
Jeff is an experienced trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in complex commercial and intellectual property litigation matters throughout the U.S. His practice includes…
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Partner
Elizabeth Frazier focuses her practice on government relations, lobbying, business advocacy, and environmental and land use policy. Elizabeth divides her time between Pierce Atwood’s…
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Partner
Jon Gelchinsky specializes in the protection and enforcement of trademark rights for businesses of all sizes. His diverse trademark practice includes counseling clients on the selection of…
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Partner
Peter Gelzinis has extensive experience advising and counseling clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, financing, joint venture,…
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Partner
Kathleen Hamann is an internationally recognized authority in the field of white collar enforcement and compliance matters. Drawing on her nearly 20 years of service to the federal…
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Associate
Michael Hernandez is an attorney in the firm’s IP & Technology Practice Group.  Leveraging 18 years of prior global experience as a software product manager and brand owner at a large,…
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Partner
Andrew Kaplan focuses his practice on providers of energy storage, demand response, ancillary services, and electricity and gas transmission and supply, both in the wholesale and retail…
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Partner
Katherine Kayatta is an experienced litigator with significant trial experience in state and federal courts in Maine and Massachusetts and focuses her practice on complex commercial…
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Partner
Molly Liddell works with clients to help them plan for complicated personal transitions, which can occur at marriage, birth of a child, transfer of a business, death, or through gifting to…
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Whether confronted with a complex commercial matter or a class action, Pierce Atwood's nationally-recognized litigation attorneys consistently get results for their clients in a practical…
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Counsel
Ann Marie Maccarone is an accomplished attorney with expertise in Rhode Island and Massachusetts law, focusing on estate planning, probate, tax planning, and elder law.
Prior to Pierce…
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Associate
Kellie E. MacDonald is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Immigration Practice Group.
Kellie has significant experience representing immigrants and immigrant family members living abroad and…
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Partner
Kyle Noonan is a trial lawyer in Pierce Atwood’s Litigation Practice Group. He represents clients – from national companies to family-owned businesses – facing complex commercial litigation…
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Partner
Rick Novak concentrates his practice on commercial and industrial projects for leading renewable and conventional energy producers and technology companies, as well as adaptive reuse…
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Partner
Michelle O'Brien handles environmental and land use permitting and related litigation for various types of developments including residential homes, commercial buildings, waterfront…
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Associate
Matt O'Connor is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Litigation and Business Practice Groups, handling commercial, construction, and ERISA litigation, as well as assisting an active…
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Partner
Mary Clements Pajak has more than 25 years of experience in trust and estate planning and administration. She advises clients on their wealth transfer options, offering guidance and support…
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Associate
Ariel Pardee works with the Business Practice Group on a wide range of commercial transactions, and with the IP and Data Security teams in areas including cybersecurity, privacy,…
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Partner
Having worked in human resources and management in the private sector, Katy Rand brings hands-on experience to her practice.  Her client work primarily involves employment law, with a focus…
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Partner
Vivek Rao emphasizes client-tailored, practical approaches to helping businesses maximize the tremendous commercial opportunities and evolving legal challenges of the technology economy.…
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Associate
Nicholas Salalayko is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Energy Practice Group.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Nick worked for a small Boston-based energy-focused law firm where he advised…
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Partner
Social networking, cloud computing, software development and licensing, data and application hosting, data privacy and security mean that today's businesses, large and small, face an…
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Partner
Sarah advises energy generation facilities and industrial and large commercial energy users with respect to energy and regulatory issues and due diligence matters.  Sarah also represents…
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Counsel
Shannon Vittengl is Counsel at Pierce Atwood's Portsmouth office. She focuses her practice on patent law including patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate studies, patentability opinions,…
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Counsel
Soyoung Yoon is a highly experienced employment and education lawyer, and advises employers and educational institutions (including small businesses, large organizations, independent…
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Pierce Atwood LLP has been named a Go-To Thought Leader in the field of environmental law by the National Law Review. 2022 saw the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which provided substantial resources for many sectors of the US economy, and specifically green energy initiatives. Attorneys Kris J. Eimicke, Merrill Kramer, James M. Avery, Andrew O. Kaplan, and Sarah B. Tracy provided key insights into how this legislation will affect the renewable energy industry going forward, including investment tax credits, environmental justice concerns, energy community bonuses, and more. 

Donald R. Frederico is a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his contributions on Class Action Mediation.  Mr. Frederico is a noted author and litigated prominent national pharmaceutical class action cases, and he is also the leader of Pierce Atwood’s Class Action Mediation practice. He writes on virtual mediation, and various rulings on recent PPP class action cases, and other types of COVID-19 litigation.

 

 

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