Press ReleasesPartridge Snow & Hahn Attorneys Named Lawyers Of The Year And Best Lawyers In America 2020

August 15, 20190

Two attorneys from the Providence office of Partridge Snow & Hahn (PS&H) were named “Lawyer of the Year” — Howard Merten and James H. Hahn, and another 12 attorneys from the Boston and Providence offices of PS&H were named Best Lawyers. All of the attorneys will be featured in The Best Lawyers in America, 2020 edition.

Only one lawyer in each practice area and specific location is named a “Lawyer of the Year” — enhancing the significance of the recognition. Individual attorneys with the highest overall peer review in a specific practice area and geographic location are named “Lawyer of the Year.”

Howard Merten – Lawyer of the Year: Litigation

Merten represents businesses, financial services institutions and individuals in complex civil litigation. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, media and intellectual property matters.

Merten is also an active member of the Federal of Defense & Corporate Counsel, whose membership is limited to select attorneys who are recognized as leaders in their areas of practice.

James H. Hahn – Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Law

Hahn advises regulated and unregulated businesses on a wide range of corporate matters. His clients include financial institutions, credit unions, hospitals, and privately-held manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, and independent power producers. Hahn provides counsel to his clients on corporate finance and structuring, business financings, regulatory and licensing issues, compliance matters, franchising and licensing of intellectual property, and integration of business ownership and succession planning.

The attorneys recognized as “Best Lawyers” represent a number of the firm’s practice areas including Business Law, Litigation, Land Use & Environmental, Employment & Labor, Public Finance & Governmental, and Real Estate.


William F. Macauley
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

William R. Moorman, Jr.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Providence, R.I.

Eugene G. Bernardo II
Public Finance Law

Michael A. Gamboli
Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment

David M. Gilden
Banking and Finance Law
Real Estate Law

Jeffrey H. Gladstone
Land Use and Zoning Law

James H. Hahn
Corporate Law

Paul M. Kessimian
Commercial Litigation

Howard A. Merten
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Banking and Finance
Litigation – First Amendment
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Richard Nadeau  
Real Estate Law

John E. Ottaviani
Copyright Law
Trademark Law

John J. Partridge
Corporate Governance Law
Corporate Law

Steven E. Snow
Antitrust Law
Commercial Litigation

Robert K. Taylor
Commercial Litigation

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 55,000 leading attorneys cast more than 6.7 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because it is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which tens of thousands of lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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