<![CDATA[Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC]]> http://drm.com 1800 <![CDATA[Local Lawyers Helped Defend Civil Rights]]> In 1967, John Downs and Robert Rachlin took turns volunteering to help in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and Alabama. Read the full account of their experience in the Caledonia Record's article.

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http://drm.com/news/local-lawyers-helped-defend-civil-rights February 26, 2017 6d3eeb1a2cc4cb90eb87ab1002ed6bb801b3aae1
<![CDATA[Rennie Farm Value Assurance Program]]> Dartmouth College has established a Value Assurance Program (“VAP”) to protect the value of Eligible Properties located in the Rennie Farm neighborhood of Hanover, New Hampshire. 

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http://drm.com/news/dartmouth-rennie-farm-vap February 03, 2017 eac6819d6e578da7ba6eed2a8df7ca3d425246c8
<![CDATA[What is Happening with Net Metering in New Hampshire?]]> Pursuant to New Hampshire House Bill 1116, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has initiated a proceeding to develop new alternative net metering tariffs.

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http://drm.com/news/what-is-happening-with-net-metering-in-new-hampshire February 03, 2017 89d79a520700d1cce8a6d6c0873ae93de21ffcc0
<![CDATA[Cell tower proposed on residential property in Bedford]]> Last week, Attorney William Dodge of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC presented the proposal to zoning officials, stressing the need for a new tower in the southern portion of town.

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http://drm.com/news/cell-tower-proposed-on-residential-property-in-bedford January 24, 2017 c6cf93cb5f3e51a3053e0c15aa871977512f3515
<![CDATA[DRM Listed in Top 50 US Law Firms on 2016 Design Patent Toteboard]]> Leading IP law blog lists DRM as one of the top 50 law firms in the US in terms of number of US design patents awarded in 2016.

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http://drm.com/news/drm-listed-in-top-50-us-law-firms-on-2016-design-patent-toteboard January 20, 2017 97e01b6f38ed3790a7fed91dda9b2f288222e77d
<![CDATA[Tim Sampson Elected Director at DRM]]> Attorney Timothy S. Sampson of Charlotte has been named a director of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Sampson was elected at the firm’s annual meeting in December and became a director on Jan. 1.

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http://drm.com/news/tim-sampson-elected-director-at-drm January 11, 2017 1cf9ade625b515864393eacfeb943eaeb0e52814
<![CDATA[Robert Luce Traumatic Brain Injury Blog Named to Top Tier by Healthline]]> Healthline has selected attorney Robert Luce's Traumatic Brain Injury blog to it's list of the Best Traumatic Brain Injury Blogs of 2016. 

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http://drm.com/news/robert-luce-tbi-blog-named-to-top-tier-by-healthline January 04, 2017 af7166a5d6ddde19c3a7fd202d93ee963ea22132
<![CDATA[Robert Luce TBI Blog Named to Top Tier by Healthline]]> A blog focusing on traumatic brain injury written by Attorney Robert Luce of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC has been named to Healthline's list of the Best Traumatic Brain Injury Blogs of 2016.

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http://drm.com/news/robert-luce-tbi-blog-named-to-top-tier-by-healthline-1 January 04, 2017 9f3bdbf605248e180acba43499e6c6cbcec07427
<![CDATA[Secretary of Administration Trey Martin to Rejoin Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC]]> Vermont Secretary of Administration Trey Martin will return to the private practice of law at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC after Gov. Peter Shumlin leaves office on Jan. 5. Martin will practice principally in the areas of land use, energy and environmental law and government affairs. He will start his new job on Jan. 9 and work in the firm’s Montpelier office.

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http://drm.com/news/secretary-of-administration-trey-martin-to-rejoin-downs-rachlin-martin-pllc December 19, 2016 b66cd90e3946dd63b5a914d5eb2c7eddb46177ec
<![CDATA[DRM client prevails in important Vermont business law appeal precluding “gotcha contracts.”]]> On December 9, 2016, the Vermont Supreme Court issued a decision in an important business law case involving the question of when negotiations on the sale of a business (or other contract) reach the point where a binding contract is reached. Andre Bouffard of DRM was brought in to handle the appeal after a trial court ruled that a binding contract was reached, obligating the co-owner of a successful Vermont business to sell his half of the business to the other owner. 

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http://drm.com/news/drm-client-prevails-in-important-vermont-business-law-appeal-precluding-gotcha-contracts December 13, 2016 6765c043a097743fe613e347c1cd7f770096750d
<![CDATA[Six DRM Attorneys Added to New Hampshire Roster: Office Moving to Larger Space]]> Six Downs Rachlin Martin attorneys, including two firm directors, have earned admission to the New Hampshire Bar Association in the past twelve months, bringing the total number admitted in the Granite State to 19 and adding strength to the firm’s practice in the Upper Valley. To accommodate its growth, the firm has also announced that it will move to a more spacious office in the Upper Valley region early in 2017.

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http://drm.com/news/six-drm-attorneys-added-to-new-hampshire-roster-office-moving-to-larger-space December 05, 2016 f597ae7c454f8d38ef01b322ad0cdbaa40040e7a
<![CDATA[David Harlow on All Workforce Matters]]> Attorney David Harlow discusses the impacts on employers and employees of a number of upcoming changes in employment law, including Vermont's enactment of the Paid Sick Leave Law and its anti-retaliation provision and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. 

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http://drm.com/news/david-harlow-discusses-2017-employment-law-issues-on-all-workforce-matters December 01, 2016 9dbb7f83a82dff4d62f7f5f2c0491527ce35cce8
<![CDATA[Vermont Community Foundation Names James G. Wheeler, Jr. New Board Chair]]> The Vermont Community Foundation has named James “Jake” G. Wheeler, Jr. chair of its board of directors.

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http://drm.com/news/vermont-community-foundation-names-james-g-wheeler-new-board-chair October 19, 2016 db00e4fdc8a6d8fc749a23649c9ec9343051ec47
<![CDATA[Peter Van Oot Spotlighted in NH Magazine]]> NH Magazine spotlighted Peter Van Oot as one of six "Lawyers of the Year" noted by Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Environmental Law.

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http://drm.com/news/peter-van-oot-spotlight-in-nh-magazine October 14, 2016 93f271ad5efd7ea64a800c9acfe0b34fc19f58e3
<![CDATA[In Memory of Eric A. Poehlmann]]> We pay tribute to our fallen partner, colleague, and great friend Eric Poehlmann.

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http://drm.com/news/in-memory-of-eric-a-poehlmann August 26, 2016 88a9d5a83b2b7e4bc74200cc205858df88a90f44
<![CDATA[18 DRM Attorneys in Vermont and New Hampshire Listed in Best Lawyers in America © 2017]]> Eighteen attorneys from the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC have been selected by peer-review for inclusion in the 2017 ranking of Best Lawyers in America ©.

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http://drm.com/news/18-downs-rachlin-martin-attorneys-in-vermont-and-new-hampshire-listed-in-best-lawyers-in-america-2017 August 17, 2016 83a002e8ffbe10a8e5bfd289b565b247092a9b70
<![CDATA[Volkswagen Class Action Update | July 27, 2016]]> Judge Breyer has given preliminary approval of the proposed settlement at a court hearing in San Francisco. It appears that it is on track for final approval in October.

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http://drm.com/news/volkswagen-class-action-update-07272016 July 27, 2016 bc60205da2555fc0304c24d2a1b8532bba3350e5
<![CDATA[19 DRM Attorneys Listed in Chambers USA]]> 19 DRM attorneys are recognized by Chambers USA. Making their debut to the list are Elizabeth Rattigan and Willemien Dingemans Miller.

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http://drm.com/news/19-drm-attorneys-listed-in-chambers-usa July 20, 2016 43b4d1d4656278e0d1055d505443f404f81ab422
<![CDATA[Downs Rachlin Martin Honored for Pro Bono Work]]> Downs Rachlin Martin honored with Pro Bono Service Award by Legal Services Corporation.

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http://drm.com/news/legal-services-corporation-pro-bono-service-award July 18, 2016 e7ee3efaf77443c04473b4a88385f8f7806071d5
<![CDATA[Volkswagen Class Action Update | June 28, 2016]]> The class plaintiffs, the government and VW filed a proposed settlement agreement in court June 28, 2016. Eligible owners and lessees can choose one of two options: buyback or lease termination, or approved emissions modification option.

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http://drm.com/news/volkswagen-class-action-update June 28, 2016 44b2920d7e9cb7c0ab668fd380af0c242dc27ad4