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Hinckley Allen Expands Construction and Litigation Practice Groups

Hinckley Allen has significantly expanded its capabilities across the Northeast with the appointment of several new attorneys to the firm’s Albany and Boston offices. The addition of James J. Barriere, Nathan R. Sabourin, Chad J. Caplan and James L.Tuxbury marks the continued growth of Hinckley Allen’s nationally regarded offering in Construction & Public Contracts and Litigation.

Construction & Public Contracts Expands its top-tier practice

In New York, James Barriere has joined the firm as partner in the Construction & Public Contracts practice group and will counsel clients in Hinckley Allen’s Manhattan and Albany offices. Associates Nathan Sabourin and Chad Caplan will also join the Construction & Public Contracts practice group in Albany.

“The addition of Jim Barriere, Nathan Sabourin and Chad Caplan will greatly enhance the quality we deliver in our Construction & Public Contracts practice,” said Joel Lewin Partner at Hinckley Allen and chair of the firm’s construction practice. “We’re one of the Northeast’s largest and most experienced providers of legal services to the construction industry, and we’re continuing to see growth in this practice group. Bringing Jim, Chad and Nathan on board will enable Hinckley Allen to deliver top-notch counsel in the New York market.

Jim Barriere brings over 20 years of experience in the construction area. He has represented general contractors, specialty subcontractors, public and private owners and sureties in a variety of matters. An experienced trial and appellate lawyer, Jim has appeared in numerous arbitration proceedings, jury and non-jury trials and appellate courts in multiple state and federal jurisdictions. He also serves as an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

Nathan Sabourin has worked with contractors, subcontractors, owners and developers, and design professionals on a wide array of commercial and construction matters, on a wide range of issues. A graduate of Albany Law School, Nathan has worked for the Albany County DA’s office, and received numerous awards, including the Karen C. McGovern Senior Trials and the Donna Jo Morse Negotiation Competition.

Chad Caplan received his Juris Doctor from Albany Law School, magna cum laude, in 2013 and his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. While in law school, he was a recipient of the Founders Scholarship and Sponsler Fellowship for academic excellence. In 2012 Chad interned with the Honorable Mae D’Agostino of the Northern District of New York.

The Litigation practice group adds strategic hire

Hinckley Allen continues to expand its Litigation practice group with the addition of James Tuxbury, a new associate at the firm. “We’re thrilled that Jim has joined our team” said Robert G. Flanders, Jr., Partner at Hinckley Allen and chair of the firm’s Litigation practice. “Part of what sets this practice and this firm apart is the time and attention we pay to understanding the intricacies of each client’s dispute. Doing so requires that we maintain a team of talented, dedicated and practiced, attorneys, and Jim is just that.”

Jim’s practice focuses in the areas of complex civil litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations. Jim represents clients in matters before state and federal enforcement and investigative bodies, including the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the United States Senate, and the 9/11 Commission. In his civil practice, Jim handles litigation involving business disputes, fiduciary duties, product liability, employee benefits, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, and false advertising. His clients work in the construction, energy, financial services, biotechnology, education, media, and accounting industries.