Three Foley Hoag Partners Named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers 2021

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers has named Foley Hoag partners Seth Jaffe, Adam Kahn and Lisa Wood as 2021 Lawyers of the Year. The distinction is presented annually to one standout lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Selections are based on voting averages received during peer-review assessments conducted by Best Lawyers with thousands of lawyers throughout the year.

Jaffe, Boston’s Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, is a coordinator of Foley Hoag’s Environmental practice group. He is a leading practitioner in environmental compliance and related litigation. Jaffe was previously honored by Best Lawyers as Boston's Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year in 2010, 2015 and 2018, and Boston’s Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2013, 2016 and 2020.

Kahn, Boston’s Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year, is a leading practitioner in the areas of renewable and conventional energy, complex project siting and permitting, environmental and energy disputes, environmental compliance, corporate and real estate transactions, and remediation and redevelopment of contaminated property.  He is a lead member of the firm’s Energy, Cleantech & Climate practice group. Best Lawyers previously honored Kahn as Boston's Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2015 and 2018.

Wood, Boston’s Antitrust Litigation Lawyer of the Year, co-chairs Foley Hoag’s Litigation Department, and chairs the Antitrust & Trade Regulation and Accountants & Professional Liability Defense practice groups. Splitting her time between the firm’s Boston and New York City offices, she handles business litigation and government investigations involving antitrust, securities fraud and accountants liability. Best Lawyers previously honored Wood as Boston's Antitrust Litigation Lawyer of the Year in 2017.

Receiving Lawyer of the Year recognition by Best Lawyers reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.
Best Lawyers
is known as the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. The 2021 edition - which recently listed 32 Foley Hoag attorneys - recognizes lawyers in 140 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

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