The 2017 Chambers & Partners Guide to lawyers and law firms once again recognizes Gravel & Shea as one of the leading law firms in the Vermont.
Gravel & Shea received the top ranking (Band 1) in three areas: Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate, and Litigation: General Commercial. Partner Heather Hammond was also recognized for her labor and employment practice.
The Guide states that the group has “an impressive track record across a broad range of business law matters counseling both local and out-of-state clients. Areas of excellence include M&A, finance, taxation and construction law…. Sources point to the group’s primacy in the startups space, saying the team is ‘at the top of the emerging growth sector in the corporate/commercial practice area.’”
Litigation: General Commercial
The Guide calls Gravel & Shea’s litigation practice top-tier, “covering an impressive range of contentious commercial matters, including IP disputes, trust litigation and general business disputes. Other areas of excellence include product liability and bankruptcy litigation and alternative dispute resolution.”
According to the Chambers Guide, the real estate team covers “a broad range of real estate matters, including transactional matters and development work with respect to residential, commercial or mixed-use properties, [and is] also active in environmental and land use matters throughout the state. Interviewees praise the firm’s broad strength, with one client calling it ‘a full-service firm that we have had very good experiences with.’”
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