Six Rudman Winchell Attorneys Recognized by New England SuperLawyers
Rudman Winchell, Counselors at Law in Bangor, Maine is proud to announce that Paul W. Chaiken, David C. King, Frank T. McGuire, George F. Eaton, Hans S. Peterson and Winfred A. Stevens have been recognized by New England Super Lawyers for 2011. The honor is awarded through a statewide nomination process, review of resumes, and peer evaluation.
No more than five percent of all attorneys in New England receive the Super Lawyer recognition. For more information please visit Superlawyers.com.
Paul W. Chaiken is recognized for Business Litigation, General Litigation and Employment Litigation: Defense. Paul is a graduate of Boston University and the University Of Maine School Of Law. At the request of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, he chaired the task force rewriting Maine’s Code of Professional Conduct, the ethics rules for attorneys in Maine. In 2003 he was appointed by Governor Angus King to serve as one of Maine’s three Commissioners to the Uniform Law Conference, the national organization which writes and seeks enactment of such uniform acts as the Commercial Code, the Probate Code, and numerous business codes. Paul is a past president of the Maine Bar Association.
David C. King is recognized for Civil Litigation Defense, Professional Liability Defense, and Insurance Coverage. David is a native of Brewer, Maine, is a graduate of Bates College, where he was a Travelli Scholar, and of Boston University School of Law, cum laude, where he served as an Editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Council on Litigation Management, the John Waldo Ballou Inn of Court, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. David served as Chair of the Board of Appeals for the City of Brewer, Maine, for several years.
Frank T. McGuire is recognized for Employment & Labor: Litigation and Defense, Estate and Trust Litigation. Frank was born in Biddeford, Maine, is a graduate of Boston College, magna cum laude, and a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. He served as law clerk to Associate Justice Francis J. Quirico of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court prior to joining Rudman Winchell.
Frank appears regularly before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Maine and National Labor Relations Boards, other federal agencies, and state and federal courts. He is a past president and past secretary/treasurer of the Penobscot County Bar Association.
George F. Eaton II is recognized for Business and Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Closely Held Business. George is a native of Bangor. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, magna cum laude, where he was a James Bowdoin Scholar, and a graduate of the University Of Maine School Of Law, cum laude, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review.
George served as Law Clerk to Justice David G. Roberts of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He has focused his practice in business and corporate law for twenty-five years, and he is a past Chairperson of the Business Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. He has been recognized for several years as a leading corporate lawyer in Chambers USA, and in America’s Best Lawyers. He has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Bangor Public Library, the Bangor YMCA, Affiliated Healthcare Services, the Bangor Water District, and the Bangor School Committee. George is a member of the Board of Directors of Bangor Savings Bank and is a member of the Board of Trustees of its mutual holding company corporate parent. He is a past chair of the Eastern Maine Medical Center Board of Trustees and is the past chair of Eastern Maine Medical Center’s parent Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. He is a charter member and past president of the Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club, and is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.
Hans S. Peterson is identified as a “Rising Star” by Superlawyers. He is recognized for Real Estate and Business and Corporate. He focuses his practice on commercial financing, commercial real estate, commercial leasing, business formation, and non-profit organizations. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University, conducting some of his studies in Israel as part of a cultural exchange program. He earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, during which time he served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable James F. Queenan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge. He has been recognized for several years as an “up and coming” real estate lawyer by Chambers USA.
Hans Peterson’s practice areas include Business and Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Timberlands & Natural Resources, and Energy Law.
Hans serves on the board of several non-profit corporations including Harbor Family Services (Current Board Chair), and Challenger Learning Center of Maine (Executive Committee). He regularly acts as a guest lecturer on business organizations for Women, Work & Community’s “New Ventures” program and the Incubator without Walls “New Entrepreneurs” program. He has been a featured guest on WVOM’s radio show “Back to Business with Deb Neuman” in segments regarding business startups and business organizations.
Winfred A. Stevens is recognized for Real Estate. He is a Bangor native and a graduate of the University of Maine and the University Of Florida School Of Law. He served as a captain with the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1968 through 1972. Win Stevens practice areas include Municipal and Government Law, Real Estate Law, and Timberlands & Natural Resources.
Win is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Win is the immediate past Chairman of the Maine Real Estate Commission and the Vice President of the East Beddington Lake Owners Association.