Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

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199 Main Street
PO Box 190
Burlington, Vermont 05402-0190, United States
Contact: Heidi Meyer-Bothling, Administrative Manager
Phone: 802-863-2375
Fax: 802-862-7512
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Vermont
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Depression following Concussion is Highly Prevalent and Needs to Be Monitored and Treated

A new study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma highlights the importance of monitoring TBI patients for the presence of depression symptoms and providing clinical support to prevent minor depression from converting into…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury

Captive Insurance Update | Issue No. 1 | 2018 - A summary of state and federal developments in the captive insurance industry

Vermont’s leadership team for captive insurance was remarkably stable in 2017. Governor Phil Scott and Michael Pieciak, the Commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (the “DFR”), completed their first full year in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Insurance

Vermont Legislative Update 4-6-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Utilities, DPS Raise Concerns about Electric Grid Congestion - A surplus of renewable electric generation, coupled with low demand, in northern Vermont has created constraints on the electric grid and caused ripple effects…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Health

Vermont Legislative Update 03-30-2018 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Senators Berate ANR Secretary over Missed Deadline - Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore said on Thursday she's learned to put requests in writing after she sought legislative permission to delay promulgation of…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Taxation

Concussions Can Impair Emotional Processing During Sleep Contributing to Chronic Mood Disturbance

As discussed in prior posts on this blog, sleep alterations are commonly found after a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, both short term and in some cases long term. One of the most well documented impacts of…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Health, Personal Injury

Vermont Legislative Update 03-02-2018 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

When it returns on March 13, the Vermont Senate is expected to consider S.197, a bill that creates strict liability for damage to property and human health for the release of many harmful substance into the environment, and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Are You Sure You Own That Patent?

Hint: The standard employment agreement you have been using that includes an assignment of IP provision might not be sufficient. - In the United States, employers don’t own an employee’s or consultant’s inventions unless the…more
 /  Intellectual Property

DRM Win for Renewable Energy at Vermont Supreme Court

On January 12, 2018, the Vermont Supreme Court decided in favor of Stowe Cady Hill Solar LLC and reversed the Vermont Public Utility Commission’s sua sponte dismissal of a petition for a net-metered solar facility. The petition…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

TBI can trigger Pathology in the Gut-Brain Axis and Increase Infections

Several of my traumatic brain injury (TBI) clients have been treated for gut issues – issues that were not present prior to their TBI. Insurers, of course, insist that this treatment cannot be related to the brain injury. The…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Personal Injury

Vermont Legislative Update 1-12-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

The House Commerce and Economic Development Committee unanimously approved a bill this week, H.593, that includes a variety of consumer protection provisions that were considered but not approved last year. A similar bill passed…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Combining Ritalin and Cognitive Behavioral Rehabilitation Shows Promise Following TBI

A treatment protocol combining Ritalin, a stimulant commonly used for ADHD, and a form of Cognitive Behavioral Rehabilitation known as “Memory and Attention Adaptation Training” (MAAT) shows great promise for improving…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury, Science, Computers, & Technology

Vermont Legislative Update 1-5-18 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

The merger between the Department of Labor and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development as proposed by the Scott Administration is off the table, but work that was spawned by consideration of the idea has gathered…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Exercise as Key Component of Treatment for “Chemobrain”

Although the primary focus of this blog is on “traumatic” brain injury, the literature increasingly demonstrates that the physiological causes of cognitive impairment overlap between a range of conditions having…more
 /  Health, Personal Injury

Vermont Legislative Preview 12-27-2017 - An analysis from DRM's Government & Public Affairs Team

Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic lawmakers spent much of the last legislative session circling each other like wary boxers, taking short jabs but each side reluctant to fully engage. Democrats seemed to be genuinely perplexed…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Busy Week at the NLRB | Labor and Employment Law

Last week, the NLRB issued 14 decisions and the General Counsel (a/k/a Peter Robb, our former partner) initiated rule-making procedures to revise the “quickie election” rule. Here is a summary of the most important changes for…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law
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