Sheehan Phinney Corporate Group Earns Top Rankings

(June 1, 2017, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney’s Corporate Group has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2017 by Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the country’s top law firms. Sheehan Phinney is the only firm in New Hampshire to be ranked Band 1 (highest ranking) in the state for all areas, which include Corporate/Commercial (including Tax), Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate.

In addition, 5 Sheehan Phinney attorneys were recognized as among the nation’s top lawyers in their respective fields:

Peter T. Beach – Corporate/Commercial: Tax
Joseph A. DiBrigida – Corporate/Commercial
Michael J. Drooff – Corporate/Commercial
Colleen Lyons – Corporate/Commercial
Alan L. Reische – Corporate/Commercial

Chambers USA comments:

What the team is known for: Distinguished for its high-quality offering for regional, state and national clients. Regularly handles complex matters across the full spectrum of business law, including areas such as midmarket M&A, IP, bankruptcy-related issues and securities regulation. Also noted for its strength in areas such as fund formations and corporate debt financing.

Clients report being “extremely happy with the team,” noting that it “exceeded our expectations” and has “been able to service all our company’s needs.”

Market sources recommend this as a “high-quality outfit.”

Value for money Interviewees draw attention to the firm’s strong value proposition, with one stating: “You would be shocked at how reasonable their hourly rates are. They are very efficient at what they do.”

Key Attorneys:

Michael Drooff is considered an expert in a broad range of corporate matters, including acting for public and private companies in M&A and securities compliance. Sources report that he’s a “really good, very thoughtful and detail-oriented lawyer.”

Joseph DiBrigida is recognized for his strong transactional and corporate counsel practice, which includes advising on business planning, M&A and capital raising deals. His experience extends to advising on cross-border matters.

Colleen Lyons is held in high regard by clients, who note that she’s “very good: she’s responsive, helpful and knows the local New Hampshire issues.” She routinely acts on M&A and financing transactions for a broad roster of companies.

Alan Reische is widely regarded as the “dean of the corporate Bar” in New Hampshire. He continues to advise on general corporate concerns and large-scale transactions, drawing on longstanding experience in the market.

Peter Beach is highly sought after for his broad knowledge of corporate tax. His experience includes structuring a range of transactions, as well as advising on controversies.

About Chambers USA

Each year Chambers USA researchers conduct thousands of interviews with attorneys and clients across the United States in order to rank attorneys based on their reputation in the market. The rankings are based on qualities such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment. For each firm referenced in the directory, Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, provides detailed quotations from clients and peers, a list of practice strengths, an overview of recent work and a client listing. The guide is available on-line at

About the Firm

Sheehan Phinney is a full service business law firm representing local, national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, Sheehan Phinney has grown to over 60 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves. Sheehan Phinney is the exclusive member in New Hampshire of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of premier independent law firms.