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September 29, 2014

Alison M. Wells Joins Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

(BURLINGTON, Vt.) Alison M. Wells has joined the firm's Business Law Group and will focus her practice on trusts and estates. Wells, a former summer law clerk of the firm, will be based in the Lebanon, N.H. office

“We are excited to welcome Alison back to the firm and especially to the Lebanon office,” said James G. Wheeler, Jr., chair of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group at DRM. “She will work with an experienced core of estate planning professionals and experienced directors in our practice across all of our offices. Our clients will benefit from Alison’s very current perspective on all aspects of estate planning. She will be among the next generation of succession planning attorneys.”

Wells returns to DRM as a recent graduate of Suffolk University Law School in Boston. She served as a law clerk in 2012 in the Burlington office and subsequently clerked with a law firm in Boston, where she drafted trust-based and will-based estate plans, prepared prenuptial agreements, and assisted with trust funding. She researched and presented on the impact of the Windsor decision on estate planning for same-sex couples throughout the country. Wells also served as a research assistant at Suffolk University for Prof. Anthony Sandoe, assisting in the development of a class in estate administration as well as analyzing the valuation process of probate and non-probate assets for inclusion into the curriculum.

Operating on the fundamental belief that anything is possible when imagination and pragmatism live side by side, the 60-plus attorneys at DRM apply creativity, connections and experience to solve the toughest legal problems. From offices located in Vermont and New Hampshire, DRM represents regional, national and international entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, technology businesses and Fortune 100 companies. The legal services provided by the firm include bankruptcy and business restructuring, general business, captive insurance, renewable energy and telecommunications, health law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and land use, environmental, tax, and trusts and estates, plus legislative and regulatory services through the firm’s Government and Public Affairs group.

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