After many years at Drummond Woodsum's helm, Harry R. Pringle has stepped down as the firm's Managing Director. Harry was elected to the Board of Directors in 1988 and served as a member of the Board until March, 2012. He was Managing Director for a total of 15 of those years, from 1988 to 1996, and then again from 2005 to 2012, overseeing a time of considerable success and expansion at the firm. Harry will now return to the full-time practice of law, representing schools and private sector clients in general employment litigation, labor negotiations, arbitrations, National Labor Relations Board and Maine Labor Relations Board proceedings, Title VII litigation, wage and hour matters, and discrimination cases before the courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maine Human Rights Commission.
Drummond Woodsum's new Managing Director is Benjamin E. Marcus. Ben has been with the firm for 25 years, serving on the Board of Directors for the last 10 of those years. As a member of the Business Services Group, Ben's law practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and commercial litigation, including the formation and capitalization of businesses, the purchase and sale of businesses, commercial lending transactions including loan restructurings and workouts and contract disputes. He has specialized experience in the area of insolvency law, representing secured and unsecured creditors in the context of insolvent debtors in federal bankruptcy proceedings. He also represents debtors in possession in reorganization proceedings, trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors and committees of unsecured creditors in bankruptcy.
Ben is an AV rated attorney and is included in the publication The Best Lawyers in America, having been selected by his peers for this honor. Best Lawyers has also named Ben Maine's 2010 "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights law. In addition, he is listed in Chambers & Partners' USA Guide, an independent guide to the top business lawyers in the US. In 2007, Ben was elected to the American College of Bankruptcy, an honor offered only to the most accomplished practitioners in any given field of practice.