Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221


May 27, 2016

Drummond Woodsum is proud to announce that Chambers USA has recognized it as one of the top law firms in Maine in the field of Corporate/M&A (including Bankruptcy).

Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers in 185 jurisdictions around the world, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. The rankings are based on interviews with thousands of in-house counsel to determine which law firms they use and how they rate them for their legal ability and service.

Here is what Chambers – and firm clients and contacts – had to say about Drummond Woodsum:

What the team is known for Distinguished regional corporate practice, with proficiency handling bankruptcy proceedings, such as workouts, corporate reorganization and loan restructuring. Also well equipped to handle complex M&A, venture capital financing, and corporate finance and securities matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"I am very happy with the services they provided."

Work highlights Represented an array of creditors and lenders in relation to the bankruptcy filing of GTAT, a major supplier for Apple, with the matter having an estimated value of $300 million.

Acted for Fortress Investment and Central Maine & Quebec Railway in the cross-border acquisition of distressed assets from Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway. Also assisted with insurance liability and wrongful death litigation which was related to the incident that lead to bankruptcy filing.

Notable practitioners

Business and commercial services practice head Michael High is very well respected by peers for his extensive experience in corporate matters. He comes recommended for his work in IP protection and technology licensing, in addition to his strengths in M&A and venture capital financing.

The "very smart and capable" Benjamin Marcus has a "great reputation" for his work in commercial transactions and bankruptcies, and has experience handling work in a variety of industry sectors, including hospitality, wireless communications, software and real estate.

Jeffrey Piampiano is renowned for his bankruptcy work, representing clients across a range of issues, including reorganization and distressed asset transactions. He is also noted for his handling of corporate disputes at both state and federal level.

Aaron Pratt is noted for his expertise in venture capital financings, corporate finance and securities, and M&A transactions. His clients include investors, insurance firms, healthcare providers and Indian tribes, as well as companies in the media and telecommunications sphere.

Jeremy Fischer is regarded as "a great talent" and has a growing presence in the bankruptcy market. He has notable expertise in debt restructuring, workouts and corporate reorganizations. Fischer is also known for his skill in bankruptcy litigation and creditors' rights issues.

Christopher McLoon is a recent addition to the team. He comes recommended for his transactional work in the real estate sector and is particularly noted for his wide-ranging expertise in tax.

Alan MacEwan is a recent addition to the firm from Verrill Dana LLP. He has more than three decades of experience handling sophisticated M&A transactions. He is also noted for his counsel to local breweries and distilleries on a range of corporate needs.

Significant clients KeyBank, LVNV Funding, Fortress Investment Group, Cantor Fitzgerald Securities, Lloyd's of London.

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