Boston, MA (Nov. 22, 2022) – Burns & Levinson announced today that Caitlin Barrett, Tiffany Bentley, Jordan Bowne, Elizabeth Crowley, Lisa Cukier, Christine Fletcher, Francine Gardikas, Courtney Greenberg, Beth Myers, Robin Lynch Nardone, Neerja Sharma, Lorraine Stark, Christopher Wurster, and Ellen Zucker have been named to Boston Magazine’s Top Lawyers list, which recognizes lawyers in the Greater Boston area for their excellence in legal work. All of the attorneys on the Top Lawyers list were selected by their peers as being among the best attorneys in the region in the following categories.
Corporate Law: Caitlin Barrett is a partner in the Business Law Group, where she counsels clients in a wide range of transactional matters including debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate governance matters.
Family Law: Tiffany Bentley, a partner in the firm’s Private Client Group, handles a vast array of estate and trust disputes, divorce and other family law matters, with a particular specialty in addressing trust and inheritance issues in the context of divorce. She provides skillful and empathetic representation to her clients both inside and outside the courtroom, with a keen analytical mind and a proven ability to secure favorable results. Elizabeth Crowley, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a partner in the firm’s Private Client Group, focuses her practice on sophisticated and diverse divorce and family law matters, as well as complex and high stakes estate and trust disputes; zealously and effectively advocating on behalf of her clients with significant financial holdings and deeply personal legal matters. Lisa Cukier, a partner and Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Group and Co-Chair of the firm’s Private Client Group, splits her practice between complex strategic family law matters involving high net worth families and individuals, including trust and estate litigation. She has a niche practice in concierge trusteeship, guardianship and conservatorship for individuals who have significant assets and reputations to protect, and who are experiencing diminished capacity. Francine Gardikas, a partner in and chair of the firm’s Divorce and Family Law Group and co-chair of the Private Client Group, focuses her practice on high net worth and highly contested divorce and family law matters. She brings over 20 years of experience to her practice, and is adept inside and outside the courtroom, seamlessly blending keen negotiation and litigation skills to advance her clients’ matters and interests. Robin Lynch Nardone, a partner in the firm’s Private Client Group, focuses her practice on complex and often challenging family law matters. A compassionate, dedicated and skilled advocate, with over 20 years of experience, she succeeds inside and outside the courtroom on behalf of her clients through negotiations, settlement or contested litigation. Lorraine Stark, a partner in the firm’s Private Client Group, focuses her practice in all areas of probate and family court litigation. She is a tireless, deeply committed and effective advocate with a proven track record for advancing her client’s interests and securing favorable results whether through litigation or settlement. Courtney Greenberg, an attorney in the firm’s Private Client Group, focuses her practice in all areas of family law and litigation. Working closely with her clients, she is a skilled and reassuring practitioner who has a keen ability to guide her clients through often difficult legal proceedings, collaborating with them to achieve an optimal result, whether through settlement or litigation. She is well versed in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and assisting clients with implementation of novice legal safeguards, such as drafting donor and surrogacy agreements when using alternative methods to family plan.
Labor and Employment: Beth Myers is a partner in the Business Litigation & Employment Group where she litigates a wide range of employment matters including cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour laws. She has secured impressive jury verdicts and won appeals involving cutting edge legal issues. Ellen Zucker is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, where she focuses her practice on employment and business litigation, as well as matters involving governmental investigations and whistleblowing. She has won landmark victories at trial and on appeal where she has championed the rights of individuals in the workplace in cases involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Neerja Sharma is an attorney in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and Employment Group, where she represents individuals in cases involving discrimination, harassment, disability accommodations, retaliation, FMLA, defamation, and breach of contract. She also negotiates non-compete, non-solicitation and severance agreements. Christopher Wurster is an attorney in the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and Employment Group, where he represents individuals in cases involving discrimination, harassment, disability accommodations, retaliation, wage and hour issues, and breach of contract.
Trusts & Estates: Christine Fletcher, who chairs the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group and co-chairs the Private Client Group, is known for her over 20 years of experience in advising clients on estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate litigation, and family business matters. She is also a highly-read, regular contributor for Forbes.com writing on successfully managing trusts and estates. Jordan Bowne is an attorney in the Private Client Group, where he advises clients on trusts and estates, probate and trust litigation, and divorce and family law.
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