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61 Nutter Lawyers Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

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Nutter announced that 47 attorneys spanning the breadth of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 list. In addition, 14 attorneys were named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. These awards are recognitions given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Three Nutter attorneys were selected as 2022 “Lawyers of the Year” in Boston: Kenneth Ehrlich in Banking and Finance Law, Melissa Sampson McMorrow in Nonprofit/Charities Law, and Nelson Apjohn in Product Liability Litigation - Defendants. The Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” designation is a prestigious honor named to only one lawyer per practice area within each metropolitan region, based on the highest peer ratings received.

The following Nutter attorneys are ranked in The Best Lawyers in America© listing for 2022:

Banking and Finance Law

  • Thomas J. Curry
  • Kenneth F. Ehrlich* 2022 Lawyer of the Year
  • Michael K. Krebs

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • John G. Loughnane

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

  • Christopher S. McLoon

Commercial Litigation

  • Nelson G. Apjohn
  • Kenneth R. Berman
  • Stephen J. Brake
  • Sarah P. Kelly

Corporate Law

  • James E. Dawson
  • Michael E. Kushnir
  • Christopher S. McLoon

Criminal Defense: White Collar

  • Jonathan L. Kotlier 

Employment Law – Management

  • Liam T. O’Connell
  • David S. Rubin

Environmental Law

  • Michael A. Leon
  • Mary K. Ryan
  • Michael E. Scott

Equipment Finance Law

  • Philip R. Rosenblatt

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Thomas J. Curry
  • Kenneth F. Ehrlich

Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Mary T. Marshall
  • Sarah A. Turano-Flores
  • James G. Ward

Litigation – Environmental

  • Mary K. Ryan

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Liam T. O’Connell

Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

  • Ian D. Roffman

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Shannon S. Zollo

Non-Profit / Charities Law

  • Melissa Sampson McMorrow* 2022 Lawyer of the Year

Patent Law

  • Steven G. Saunders
  • Kathleen M. Williams, Ph.D.

Privacy and Data Security Law

  • Seth P. Berman

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Nelson G. Apjohn* 2022 Lawyer of the Year
  • David L. Ferrera

Real Estate Law

  • Marianne Ajemian
  • Paul J. Ayoub
  • Michael F. Burke
  • John P. Dougherty
  • Wendy M. Fiscus
  • Beth H. Mitchell
  • Sarah A. Turano-Flores
  • Michael E. Scott
  • Timothy M. Smith

Tax Law

  • Christopher S. McLoon
  • Melissa Sampson McMorrow
  • Michael E. Mooney

Trademark Law

  • Patrick J. Concannon
  • Mark S. Leonardo

Trusts and Estates

  • Peter R.V. Brown
  • Natalie B. Choate
  • Julia Satti Cosentino
  • Sara Goldman Curley
  • Thomas P. Jalkut
  • William D. Kirchick
  • Deborah J. Manus
  • Kevin M. Meuse
  • Jeffrey W. Roberts

Venture Capital Law

  • William J. Bernat

The following Nutter attorneys are ranked in The Best Lawyers in America© “Ones to Watch” category for 2022:

Commercial Litigation

  • Alison C. Casey
  • Michael J. Leard
  • Joseph T. Toomey
  • Melanie V. Woodward

Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Valerie A. Moore

Litigation – Intellectual Property

  • Alison C. Casey

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Alison C. Casey

Litigation – Securities

  • Joseph T. Toomey

Patent Law

  • Emmanuel D. Filandrianos

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

  • Michael J. Leard

Real Estate Law

  • Gregory R. Bradford
  • Rachel Kurlantzick
  • John M. Lerner
  • David A. Libardoni
  • Justin R. Masterman
  • Valerie A. Moore

Trusts and Estates

  • Caitlin Glynn
  • Andrew M. Golden
  • Nikki Marie Oliveira

Venture Capital Law

  • Joshua A. Gray

Called “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice,” by Corporate Counsel magazine, Best Lawyers is considered one of the premier and unbiased listings of lawyers in the country. Recipients are selected based on an annual peer-review survey, which Best Lawyers has conducted for over 25 years and is now based on more than 6.7 million votes.

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About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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