Ed Woodsum passed away on January 5, 2020. Predictably, his was a quiet passing subject to his wishes that no formal services follow. This firm that he founded will honor all of his wishes, but Drummond Woodsum pauses to make note of his singular career and, more importantly, the nature of the man who brought this firm to life. Ed was the last of our founder/name partners to pass, and it is now appropriate to reflect on him and the roots he put down.
Drummond Woodsum, a leading northern New England law firm, is pleased to announce that it has promoted four of its associate attorneys to shareholders of the firm. Lisa R. Magnacca, Allen L. Kropp and Reid Hayton-Hull based in the Portland, Maine office, and Christina Simpson de Reyes who practices in the firm’s Manchester, NH office are now among the owners of the firm.
Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that Harinarayan “Huddy” Grandy has joined our Municipal Law practice and will be based in Manchester, New Hampshire. Huddy is an experienced municipal attorney and will advise cities and towns on a range of issues, including environmental and land use matters, issues involving public utilities, zoning, right to know law, contract review and drafting, and general government relations.
Drummond Woodsum is pleased to welcome Andrew Sweeney as the newest member of the firm’s Business Services group. Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Andrew practiced at White & Case in New York and Goodwin Proctor in Boston, representing international and domestic clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings and securities issuances, and transactions in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources industries.
Drummond Woodsum is pleased to congratulate the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe on the successful closing of this significant real estate transaction. The Tribe purchased nearly 1000 acres of timberlands adjacent to the Tribe's reservation from Pope Resources on Friday.
Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce it has moved its Manchester, New Hampshire office to a larger office space in Manchester to accommodate continued firm growth. The new office is located in the Millyard District in the historic Jefferson Mill building along the Merrimack River.
Drummond Woodsum Attorney Allen Kropp was recently appointed to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired by Governor Janet Mills. Allen has extensive expertise in civil rights compliance, program administration, and educating schools, colleges, and other stakeholders on disability and other civil rights matters.
The state will start accepting marijuana business licenses this month, but in some Maine communities that are welcoming the new industry, the race to be first in market has already begun. In a few it’s almost over, and in others the market is already closed, at least for now.
On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued a decision in Degiacomo v. Sacred Heart University. The case involved an issue of first impression in the First Circuit – namely whether a bankruptcy trustee can “claw back” tuition payments made by insolvent parents on behalf of their child, where the parents subsequently declare bankruptcy.