Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew is a client-focused law firm with the integrated resources and legal team to manage today's most complex cases and transactions. As one of the largest law firms in Vermont and the northern tier of New York, our diversified practice includes lawyers highly experienced in many areas including: Business Planning and Taxation, Civil Litigation, Education, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate, Health Care, Immigration, Insurance, Intellectual Property & Technology, and Real Estate.

Contact Information

209 Battery Street
P.O. Box 988
Burlington, VT 05402-0988
Phone: 802-864-5751

Firm Attorneys

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Ritchie E. Berger Ritchie E. Berger Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Karen McAndrew Karen McAndrew Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Practicing in: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Vermont in Education Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Vermont in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont with 12 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont in Employment Law - Management with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont in Education Law with 2 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Vermont in Education Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Vermont in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont with 12 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Burlington, Vermont in Employment Law - Management with 3 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Austin is very easy to work with; he listens to the need and instructions. When the work is routine, he uses his paralegals to keep cost down. He has a good understanding of our culture which is very helpful."
    - Thomas Corbin
    Middlebury College
    "Austin Hart represents our Company on a variety of business issues that are unique to our industry and organization. Austin is very easy to get to know, work with, and establish a mutual trust that is important in a client/attorney relationship. Austin is always responsive to my calls or e-mails, which is important to me as many of the business matters requiring assistance are time sensitive. Austin is committed to researching the necessary information and providing a thorough analysis for us to make a business decision. I have always found Austin to be professional, supportive, and understanding of his role. He is committed to effectively serving the interests of the Company in the most cost-effective manner. I value Austin as a tremendous resource."
    - Leon Berthiaume
    St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.
    "Austin Hart has a great working relationship with clients and third parties that makes it easier to get things done efficiently and quickly. He has tremendous experience, and Austin is highly responsive when things have a short fuse. He is a great legal resource."
    "We have years of experience in working with Austin. He is very knowledgeable in various areas. He asks the right questions, gets the necessary information to best assist us in our business matters. Austin is very patient and understanding in working with our team. "
    "It seems Vermont has but only a few attorneys with extensive experience in health care matters. When issues arise, you can only hope you're the fortunate one to have secured Jeff McMahan before the opposing party does. I take great confidence in having Jeff represent us in legal matters. Being thorough and professional, he projects the image we want for our company. Furthermore, we have been very satisfied with how our legal matters have been addressed."
    - Jon Asselin
    Primary Care Health Partners
    "Jeff has been a great asset in helping us in a variety of areas including HIPAA policy implementation, hospital contract negotiations, and software license reseller arrangements. Considering there are relatively few attorneys in our area with the depth and breadth of Jeff's experience in health care, along with those of his colleagues, we always hope to secure Jeff's involvement with our group before the counter-party also seeks his involvement. Because of the small market, it is always a setback when we discover a conflict exists. Regardless, when we secure Jeff's involvement, we are confident that we are getting the best advice in the industry and that Jeff has our group's best interest at heart."
    - Jon Asselin
    Primary Care Health Partners
    "I have work with Jeff over the past 2 years on many sophisticated and complex IT contracts. I have also worked with other lawyers on IT contracts in my career, and I can honestly say that Jeff is the best. His knowledge, responsiveness, and creative thinking skills have helped my organization tremendously."
    - Chuck Podesta
    Fletcher Allen Health Care
    "Our assigned attorney for Employment Law, Jeffrey Nolan, is hands-down the best legal counsel I have ever employed for Employment Law issues. Due to his knowledge of the law, and his extreme ability to step back and analyze issues from virtually every perspective, I have found him to be an amazing resource, sharpening my own critical thinking abilities through working closely with him. I would recommend him and his firm without hesitation."
    - Brent Betit
    Landmark College
    "I have worked with Jeffrey Nolan on three personnel matters and found him to be knowledgeable, patient, and persistent."
    - Barbara Grimes
    Burlington Electric
    "Jeff Nolan is an articulate and hard-working attorney who has assisted me with countless complex employment matters over a period of 12 years. His responsiveness and on-target feedback have provided me the peace of mind that I could effectively address just about any issue that arose with our workforce. I've always appreciated Jeff's candid, direct approach, and have found his style to be both supportive and caring. Jeff is also a major contributor to our community through his work with various associations and non-profit organizations. He has demonstrated true leadership, both at his firm and in his various Board roles."
    - Beth Collins
    Green Mountain Power
    "While employed as Associate Director, Human Resources at Middlebury College, I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Nolan routinely. My telephone calls were returned in a timely manner and with the information needed. I appreciated Mr. Nolan's collaborative style as we worked through different situations. When unsure of something, he put me in direct contact with the subject matter expert. Another area of strength was Mr. Nolan's training skills. We asked him to present to the management staff on a variety of legal issues. He made the presentations memorable and practical through the use of case studies and demonstrations. It was my pleasure to work with Mr. Nolan."
    - April Tuck
    Copley Health Systems, Inc.
    "Jeff Nolan is my "go-to" guy for just about every kind of employment-law question that arises. He is unfailingly responsive and courteous; he is also extremely diligent and thorough. His written court submissions are comprehensive and scholarly. I recommend him without reservation."
    "Working with Karen McAndrew has been a positive experience. She has both a business understanding and required technical skills and knowledge, which helped resolve issues in a cost-effective and timely manner."
    - Sabine Bruckert
    Velan Valve Corporation
    "Karen is extremely responsive and knows our culture well, helping her to present options that will appeal to our organization. She's always a great sounding board."
    "Leigh Cole has a high level of expertise and very good personal and project management skills. All in all, she is outstanding. I highly recommend her."
    - Jack Glaser
    MBF BioScience
    "Leigh is very responsive and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with."
    - Steven Klein
    Fletcher Allen Health Care
    "Leigh Cole is a talented and committed immigration attorney who understands the meaning of client service. Her work product is excellent, and I rely on her exclusively to meet all our institutional immigration law needs."
    - Kathleen Rogers
    Simmons College
    "Leigh is a smart professional who responds quickly and effectively. She communicates in a manner that allows me to understand the law rather than just take her answers at face value. I'm a better informed administrator because of her work style."
    "I consider Molly to be the premiere real estate attorney in Vermont. She handles complex title issues and complicated loan structures with ease and efficiency. She effectively uses her support staff to manage the billable hours and is willing to offer strategies to keep the cost to our customers down."
    - Stephanie Wernhoff
    Peoples United Bank d/b/a Chittenden Bank
    "I have worked with Molly Lebowitz for 20 years and would recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch real estate attorney. She quickly grasps complicated loan structures, is prompt and thorough in her work, and effectively uses her paralegal staff to keep costs under control."
    - Stephanie Wernhoff
    People's United Bank
    "Molly Lebowitz is responsive and communicates clearly and concisely. I find that she focuses on the primary business points and is willing to be flexible in order to close a deal while still protecting the bank's interests. "
    "Molly Lebowitz is one of the best commercial attorneys in the state of Vermont. She is extremely thorough and brings a level of expertise and integrity to the table which is unsurpassed. Molly works to protect the interest of her client while maintaining a commonsense approach to the transaction. I would strongly recommend Molly Lebowitz for any real estate or commercial transaction."
    "Attorney Berger is a pleasure to work with. He is very accessible and extremely responsive. He is always willing to collaborate in the defense of cases. I have found him to be very resourceful and tenacious when it comes to building a defense for his clients. This frequently results in early voluntary dismissals by plaintiffs. In addition, Attorney Berger has obtained more dismissals on MSJ than any other attorney I have dealt with. I am convinced that this is a result of his resourcefulness and tenacity."
    "Austin is very easy to work with; he listens to the need and instructions. When the work is routine, he uses his paralegals to keep cost down. He has a good understanding of our culture which is very helpful."
    - Thomas Corbin
    Middlebury College
    "Austin Hart represents our Company on a variety of business issues that are unique to our industry and organization. Austin is very easy to get to know, work with, and establish a mutual trust that is important in a client/attorney relationship. Austin is always responsive to my calls or e-mails, which is important to me as many of the business matters requiring assistance are time sensitive. Austin is committed to researching the necessary information and providing a thorough analysis for us to make a business decision. I have always found Austin to be professional, supportive, and understanding of his role. He is committed to effectively serving the interests of the Company in the most cost-effective manner. I value Austin as a tremendous resource."
    - Leon Berthiaume
    St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.
    "Austin Hart has a great working relationship with clients and third parties that makes it easier to get things done efficiently and quickly. He has tremendous experience, and Austin is highly responsive when things have a short fuse. He is a great legal resource."
    "We have years of experience in working with Austin. He is very knowledgeable in various areas. He asks the right questions, gets the necessary information to best assist us in our business matters. Austin is very patient and understanding in working with our team. "

    Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.

    Contact Information

    209 Battery Street
    P.O. Box 988
    Burlington, VT 05402-0988
    Phone: 802-864-5751

    Management

    Managing Partner

    Personnel

    Partners: 21
    Of Counsel: 2
    Associates: 11

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Employment Law - Management
    Immigration Law
    Insurance Law
    Litigation - Construction
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Non-Profit / Charities Law
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    Real Estate Law
    Tax Law
    Technology Law
    Trusts and Estates