December 12, 2018

Pierce Atwood LLP

Phone: (617) 488-8100

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.

Honors & Distinctions

Pierce Atwood is a multiservice regional law firm comprised of 160 responsive, creative, collaborative, and hard-working professionals who serve our clients from offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, and Stockholm, Sweden. We are pleased that so many of our attorneys have been recognized and honored both nationally and internationally, and have served as judges, governors, and members of Congress.

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.

Contributing authors from Pierce Atwood LLP:

James M. Avery, energy and environmental lawyer, Pierce Atwood
James M. Avery represents a broad range of utilities, developers, aggregators, and other stakeholders before the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the Massachusetts Energy...
Sarah H. Beard, Pierce Atwood, Litigation attorney
Sarah Beard litigates cases involving state and local tax issues at all levels, and offers transaction planning, regulatory and legislative experience to assist clients in reaching their...
Chrisitna Berkow, Pierce Atwood Law Frim, Portland, Corporate Law Attorney
Christina Berkow advises clients on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including intellectual property and tax matters.  Her experience includes negotiating and...
Jonathan Block tax lawyer Pierce Atwood Law Firm
Jon Block represents and advises clients with Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts tax problems. Jon litigates tax cases at the administrative level and through all levels of the court...
Cathy Connors Pierce Atwood Law Firm Appellate Attorney
Cathy Connors is an appellate lawyer, handling civil and criminal litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as petitions for review of administrative decisions. Cathy has...
John Delahanty, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Augusta and Portland, Environmental Law Attorney
Of Counsel
John Delahanty has been Pierce Atwood's chief governmental relations attorney/lobbyist for over two decades and has more than 30 years of professional lobbying and government relations...
Tom Doyle, Environmental Attorney, Land Use Lawyer, Northeast, Pierce Atwood Law Firm
Tom Doyle is a partner in Pierce Atwood's Environmental & Land Use Practice Group with 30 years of experience in all areas of environmental and land use law, including adjudicatory...
Kris J. Eimicke, tax lawyer, Pierce Atwood
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...
Don Frederico, Litigation Attorney, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Class Action Defense
Don Frederico leads Pierce Atwood's class action defense practice, which received a National Tier One ranking in the 2017 and 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" reports. A senior...
Lisa Gilbreath, Pierce Atwood, Environmental lawyer
Lisa Gilbreath is an associate in the Environmental & Land Use and Energy Infrastructure Development, Acquisition & Financing practice groups. Lisa works on a wide variety of...
Olga J. Goldberg, Pierce Atwood, tax lawyer
Olga J. Goldberg advises clients in complex state and local tax matters, including transaction planning and tax compliance. She represents clients on tax controversy matters from the...
Kenneth Gray, Pierce Atwood, Environmental lawyer
Ken Gray joined Pierce Atwood's Environmental Group in 1987 after practicing with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. Ken has practiced...
Suzanne King, Employment Lawyer, Pierce Atwood
An experienced management-side employment lawyer, Suzanne King counsels employers on a wide range of employment practices, including: hiring, managing employee performance and discipline,...
Merrill Kramer, Pierce Atwood, finance attorney
Merrill Kramer is an energy and project finance partner resident in our Washington, D.C. office. Merrill represents some of the most active and innovative players in the energy industry.  ...
Margaret Coughlin LePage, Employment lawyer, Pierce Atwood
Clients look to Meg LePage for help on a wide range of workplace disputes and seek her counsel when looking to minimize legal risks in connection with hiring, discipline and discharge,...
Andrea Maker, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Augusta and Portland, Health Care and Real Estate Law Attorney
Andrea Maker provides governmental relations services in Maine and in Washington, DC with Maine's Congressional delegation. Her practice includes lobbying, government contracts, and...
Matthew D. Manahan, Pierce Atwood LLP, Environmental lawyer
Since 1989 Matt Manahan has worked closely with businesses to find innovative solutions to the environmental law issues they face. He provides strategic counsel in regulatory, legislative,...
Michelle N. O'Brien, Pierce Atwood, environmental attorney
Michelle O'Brien handles environmental and land use permitting and related litigation for various types of developments including residential homes, commercial buildings, waterfront...
Liam J. Paskvan, litigation lawyer, Pierce Atwood
Liam is an energy and energy infrastructure attorney focusing on both litigation and transactional matters. He represents solar farm developers and on- and offshore wind developers,...
Dixon Pike Environmental Lawyer Pierce Atwood Law Firm
Dixon Pike has been with the firm's Environmental Practice Group since 1987 and has extensive experience assisting clients with environmental permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues...
Katherine Rand, Pierce Atwood, Employment lawyer
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...
Robert Ravenelle, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Portland, Tax Law Attorney
As head of Pierce Atwood's Federal Income Tax practice, Rob Ravenelle has extensive experience in the planning, negotiation and tax structuring for mergers and acquisitions. He works...
Brian M. Rayback, Pierce Atwood, environmental regulatory lawyer
Brian Rayback focuses his practice on environmental and land use law, with expertise in all aspects of water, air, natural resources, solid waste, and zoning regulation. Brian provides cost...
Ann Robinson, Pierce Atwood Law Firm, Augusta and Portland, Health Care Law Attorney
Ann Robinson is a partner in Pierce Atwood's Government Relations and Health Care Practice Groups. A highly regarded Maine attorney and lobbyist, Ann was a partner and former Chair of the...
William E Taylor, Pierce Atwood, environmental lawyer
Since joining Pierce Atwood's Environmental Group in 1984, Bill Taylor has devoted his legal practice to matters related to water law, waste discharge, stormwater and natural resource...
Soyoung Yoon, Pierce Atwood, employment lawyer
Soyoung Yoon is a highly experienced employment and education lawyer, and advises employers and educational institutions (including small businesses, large organizations, independent...