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Hinckley Allen Partner Gerald J. Petros Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Bet-the-Company Litigation by Best Lawyers

Gerald J. Petros, a partner at Hinckley Allen, was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Providence, RI.

Jerry co-chairs the Litigation Group and leads our Environmental Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation, energy related matters, and environmental litigation. Jerry handles a wide variety of complex litigation disputes involving financial transactions, corporate acquisitions, and contract disputes. He tries cases in state and federal courts throughout the country and frequently appears before regulatory bodies and agencies in connection with permitting and development projects. Jerry often provides counsel to public and private companies including private equity groups, venture capital companies, developers, public utilities, energy companies, manufacturers, and financial institutions concerning disputes, acquisitions, sales, and other matters.

Jerry’s environmental practice includes representing parties in private cost recovery actions, Superfund litigation, toxic tort litigation, permitting and approval, and insurance coverage cases. He also defends clients against state and federal enforcement actions under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other environmental statutes.

Jerry has authored or co-edited many articles in the areas of commercial litigation and environmental compliance and speaks at regional and national seminars covering commercial litigation and environmental compliance and enforcement issues. Jerry is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized by his peers and a number of legal publications as a top litigator in the region.

Jerry’s peers have also selected him for listing in Best Lawyers in America for commercial, environmental, regulatory enforcement litigation and energy.

Best Lawyers, which compiles annual listings of outstanding lawyers through a rigorous peer-review process, selects a single lawyer in each specialty in each community to honor as the “Lawyer of the Year.” These lawyers have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.