Best Lawyers Honors Five Attorneys from Cleveland, Waters and Bass, Including Two Named “Lawyer of the Year”

CONCORD, N.H. — August 15, 2013 — Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A., is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America 2014®, and two of the five attorneys — David K. Fries and Steven M. Notinger — were named 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective fields and metropolitan areas.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, 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.”

The five Cleveland, Waters and Bass attorneys named for 2014 are:

Timothy E. Britain
• Commercial Finance Law
• Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
• Land Use and Zoning Law
• Litigation-Real Estate
• Real Estate Law

David K. Fries 2014 Concord “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law
• Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
• Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
• Corporate Law

Philip M. Hastings
• Land Use and Zoning Law
• Real Estate Law

Steven M. Notinger2014 Manchester “Lawyer of the Year” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Litigation – Bankruptcy

David W. Rayment
• Commercial Litigation