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Burns & Levinson Partner Josef Volman Named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers

August 17, 2023


Boston, MA, Aug. 17, 2023 – Burns & Levinson announced today that partner Josef Volman has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) by Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication regarded as the most respected, reliable, and unbiased source of legal referrals. Best Lawyers awards “Lawyer of the Year” recognition to those who received the highest overall peer feedback. Only one lawyer is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” for a specialty and location per edition.

As co-chair of Burns & Levinson’s Business Law group, Volman has built a reputation as a go-to lawyer and M&A deal maker in the business community. His practice focuses on the representation of entrepreneurs and investors, startup and emerging companies, and PE/VC funds through all phases of the investment and exit process on both the sell and buy sides of M&A transactions. Volman has a deep understanding of several dynamic sectors, including technology (particularly SaaS and fintech companies), business services, professional services, consumer businesses, life sciences, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, sports, food/beverage, and hospitality. Through his creative, results-driven approach, Volman partners with his clients as a strategic advisor and leverages his vast network to help clients source deals and raise capital to drive growth and maximize returns on their investments.

Volman has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and has been honored as a Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazer by National Law Journal. He has served as the president of the Boston chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), one of the largest M&A organizations in the world. He also has served as the president of the board of Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest, and currently is a lecturer in the Entrepreneurship Program at Tufts University’s Gordon Institute, teaching Business Law for Entrepreneurs. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law and his B.A. from Tufts University.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

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