Hinckley Allen Elevates Ten Attorneys to Partner

Hinckley Allen announced today that ten attorneys at the firm have been elevated to Partner.

They are: Chad J. Caplan, Christine E. Dieter, Laurel M. Gilbert, Thomas W. Madonna, Jr., Elizabeth J. McEvoy, Alexander P. Montgomery, Libbie Howley O’Keeffe, Damien C. Powell, Sara J. Stankus, and James L. Tuxbury.

The attorneys being elevated today have demonstrated outstanding commitment to our clients and to our core values here at Hinckley Allen,” said David J. Rubin, Managing Partner. “In each of these attorneys, we recognize their exceptional legal skills and the type of strategic business thinking that helps our clients succeed. We are proud of all they have accomplished to date and are excited to see the results and value they will continue to drive for our clients in the future.

Chad J. Caplan focuses his practice on complex construction disputes and commercial/business litigation.  He has extensive experience in federal and state court, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution representing design-build contractors, construction managers, general contractors, public and private owners, developers and specialty subcontractors on a wide variety of matters.

Christine E. Dieter practices in the firm’s Environmental and Energy Practice Groups and in the Litigation practice. She has extensive experience with permitting for large-scale renewable energy projects, including offshore wind farms and solar facilities. Christine represents regional utilities in proceedings before state regulatory agencies and related litigation, including before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She assists with permitting and other regulatory matters for owners and developers of energy generation projects and provides regulatory advice regarding project development.

Laurel M. Gilbert is a member of the Litigation practice and is focused on intellectual property litigation. Laurel’s experience includes representing clients in disputes involving trademarks, copyright, patents, trade secrets, and unfair competition, as well as a wide range of commercial disputes including partnership and contract disputes, business torts, and products liability and premises litigation. Laurel is experienced in all phases of litigation including trial.

Thomas W. Madonna, Jr. has deep expertise in commercial real estate, commercial lending & finance, and corporate transactions related to real estate, with a spotlight in the industrial, warehousing and distribution areas. He provides sound business and legal advice to an assortment of stakeholders, including financial institutions, real estate investment trusts, developers, retailers, quasi-governmental agencies, and other business entities.

Elizabeth J. McEvoy is an experienced litigator and advisor who focuses her practice on healthcare litigation and government investigations/white-collar criminal defense. She is the Chair of the firm’s Research Misconduct & Integrity Practice Group, where she draws on her healthcare and white-collar defense background in representing individuals and institutions in a variety of research integrity and compliance matters, including research fraud/misconduct, sexual harassment/hostile work environment, conflicts of interest, foreign influence on US-based research, and violations of the False Claims Act.

Alexander P. Montgomery regularly advises clients of all sizes and across all industries on the selection, protection, and enforcement of their copyrights and trademarks. Additionally, Alex has experience in a variety of technology transactions and licensing matters, especially in the software space.

Libbie Howley O’Keeffe concentrates her practice in diverse business and finance transactions including business planning, transactional matters, commercial lending, financing, corporate and regulatory compliance issues and business succession planning. Libbie has experience in general corporate representation and counseling, securities, equity and debt financings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Damien C. Powell is a member of the firm’s Litigation practice and has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal actions before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including health care, financial services, real estate, education, manufacturing, alcohol, and cannabis.

Sara J. Stankus focuses her practice on complex business and commercial litigation. Sara represents a broad range of institutional and individual clients in sophisticated litigation in state and federal trial and appeals courts, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. Sara has successfully represented clients in white collar criminal cases, energy-related matters, real estate and land use disputes, trade secret litigation, business competition matters, insurance coverage litigation, contract disputes, and employment claims. Sara has extensive experience in all phases of litigation on a wide range of issues.

James L. Tuxbury is an experienced trial litigator focusing his practice on complex business and commercial disputes, securities litigation, and white-collar criminal actions.  He has successfully represented entities and individuals in state and federal courts throughout the country, and before state and federal enforcement and investigative bodies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Massachusetts Securities Division, the United States Senate, and the 9/11 Commission.  Jim has used his extensive trial litigation experience to assist clients in a variety of industries including financial services, construction, food, consumer retail, and cannabis.

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