Concord, NH – January 1, 2017: Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C., announced today that Oliver “Woody” Stalter, Joseph C. Kennedy, Jr., and Gilbert Whittemore are all retiring after over 40 years of practicing law. Woody, Joe and Gil joined the firm on April 1, 2005, when the former office of Stalter & Kennedy, P.C. became the Boston office of the firm.
“Woody, Joe and Gil have been important colleagues and friends to all of us at the Firm for over a decade. Their professionalism and experience were a great asset to our practices. We will miss them as our colleagues, and wish them all the best with their next endeavors.” said Sherilyn Young, President of the firm.
Woody Stalter a Shareholder and head of the firms’ Business and Finance Practice Group, concentrated his practice in the areas of business law, commercial real estate and finance. He has substantial experience in business organizations, business acquisitions, commercial finance, work-outs and bankruptcy, venture capital, corporate trust and public finance, as well as commercial real estate leasing, acquisitions and finance.
Joseph Kennedy, Of Counsel, was a member of the firms Tax Practice Group and assisted clients with federal and state tax matters, as well as business and financial planning. Joe also served as a public arbitrator in arbitration cases brought before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition, Joe spent several years representing clients on complex business tax matters and public policy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Gilbert Whittemore, Of Counsel, was a member of the Business and Finance and Health Law Practice Groups. With a lifelong interest in areas where science and law intersect, Gil focused his practice on areas of law which dealt with challenges posed by scientific development, including negotiating contracts, scientific misconduct proceedings, and working with the Business and Finance Group on transactions involving high-tech companies.