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Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
28 Vernon Street Suite 501 P.O. Box 9 Brattleboro, VT
Phone: (802) 258-3070
Fax: (802) 258-4875


Law Firm Overview

Our goal has always been - and continues to be - to exceed client expectations.

As DRM has grown from a small-town firm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to a seven-office firm with international clients, our values remain rooted in providing personal attention and responsiveness. Our expansion into a full-service firm enables us to offer interdisciplinary collaboration typically found only in larger firms.

Our experienced, creative attorneys enjoy the challenge of solving complex problems, often identifying uncommon approaches to achieve favorable results for clients.

Our business clients include entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, Fortune 100 companies and leading technology businesses. We serve financial institutions, public utilities, construction companies, grocery stores and healthcare institutions. We represent individuals in all facets of family law and estate planning matters, as well as those who experience life-altering consequences resulting from brain and spinal cord injuries. On behalf of our diverse clients, the firm:

- has furnished comprehensive legal services for the acquisition of power generation facilities in the United States and Latin America

- provides collective bargaining, contract administration and grievance resolution legal services nationwide for the elevator industry

- has managed patent applications for major corporations in the United States and Asia and regularly secures trademark registrations worldwide

- has depth and experience in due diligence and database management for multiple site acquisitions (particularly of wireless communications infrastructure) and for storing, indexing and retrieving high-volume documentation

- provides in-state legal counsel for the establishment of single parent and group captive insurers

- defends and prosecutes environmental and toxic tort claims and pursues insurance coverage for policy holders

- has one of the largest government and public affairs practices in the state of Vermont, which is headquartered in Montpelier and provides lobbying services and public and media relations support for many of the firms clients

- uses virtual private networks for data-intensive applications, and designs and implements extranet and other custom communication solutions that enable clients to share the firms data and systems

Serving our clients interests is at the heart of all that we do.

Our attorneys are focused and diligent. We realize that every client interaction is important, and each outcome matters. We believe that collaboration among individuals and across practice areas makes us more successful than we would be acting independently. We work creatively to develop strategies that are most likely to achieve outcomes that match our clients goals.

When you entrust a matter to us, we know that our success depends on how well we listen and include you in the decision-making process and how proactively we inform you about new developments. We know that the more efficiently we work, the greater our clients benefit.

Our selection as the Vermont member firm of Lex Mundi, the worlds leading association of independent law firms, both demonstrates our commitment to excellence and offers added benefits to our clients requiring legal assistance throughout the country and in venues outside the U.S.

By working creatively, efficiently, honestly and diligently, we regularly exceed client expectations, solve complex problems and build upon an established culture of excellence and integrity.

Areas of Practice

  • Acquisitions & Development
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business Law
  • Captive Insurance
  • Commercial Finance & Bankruptcy
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Government Affairs
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Public Utilities
  • Real Estate & Environmental Law
  • Taxation

West Practice Categories

Business & Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Government Relations & Lobbying, Employment Law -- Employer, Energy Law, Public Utilities, Environmental Law, Estate Planning, Health & Health Care Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labor Law, Litigation & Appeals, Mergers & Acquisitions, Products Liability Law, Real Estate Law, Taxation Law, Toxic Torts