Local Attorneys Receive Top Honors in Prestigious Chambers USA Publication

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. is proud to announce that research for Chambers USA 2012 has recently been completed, with the result that two of the firm’s partners, Ralph F. Abbott and Susan G. Fentin, have been identified as Leaders in their Field and will be featured in the forthcoming edition of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The highly anticipated book, which lists all top attorneys from around the nation, will be published in June 2012.

Springfield-based Skoler, Abbott & Presser is one of the largest law firms in New England specializing in the practice of labor relations and employment law exclusively for management. Abbott has been a partner of the firm since 1975. In addition to providing employment-related advice to employers, he assists clients in remaining union free, and represents employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). His extensive experience includes negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers at arbitration hearings and before other state and federal agencies.

Fentin joined the firm in 1999 and was made a partner in 2004. Prior to attending law school, Susan had a long career in advertising and marketing. A former business owner herself, she has unique insight into the employment problems faced by business owners. She counsels employers on handling difficult employee situations and avoiding litigation, as well as on policy development and supervisor training. Fentin also defends employers against charges of discrimination under state and federal law.

“We are thrilled that Chambers USA has once again recognized two of our many talented attorneys as leaders in their field of labor and employment law,” said Jay M. Presser, partner and head of the firm’s litigation practice. “The recognition of both Susan and Ralph is indicative not only of their hard work and service to our clients, but also of the respect they’ve been shown by other attorneys in the region.”

The entire list will be published in June 2012. More information about Chambers USA can be found at www.chambersandpartners.com.