Best Lawyers® Honors Five CWB Attorneys, Including One Named “Lawyer of the Year”


Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A., is proud to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. In addition, Timothy Britain was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Litigation-Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in Concord, New Hampshire.

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The Cleveland, Waters and Bass attorneys named for 2018 are:


Timothy E. Britain

  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Transactions/UCC Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation-Real Estate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Selected by Best Lawyers as 2018 Concord “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Real Estate


David K. Fries

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
  • Corporate Law


Philip M. Hastings

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law


David W. Rayment

  • Commercial Litigation


Mark D. Wiseman

  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants
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