Foley Hoag Partners Thomas Draper and Jonathan Ettinger Named "Lawyers of the Year" by Best Lawyers 2023

August 18, 2022

Best Lawyers has named Foley Hoag partners Thomas Draper and Jonathan Ettinger as 2023 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.

Draper, Boston’s Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, is co-chair of Foley Hoag's Debt Finance practice. Widely recognized as one of the leading debt finance lawyers in the U.S., he helps clients successfully achieve a range of debt financing solutions. Draper has recently assisted public companies with high yield bond offerings; private equity sponsors in acquisition financing; direct lenders with special situation loans; cannabis businesses with growth and acquisition financing; and solar companies with construction and term debt facilities.

Ettinger, Boston’s Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, has a dynamic and varied practice assisting clients in a broad range of issues involving environmental claims and insurance recovery claims. His work includes everything from clean water and superfund to regulatory challenges, from settlement and mediation to trials and international arbitration. Ettinger represents clients seeking to resolve or avoid disputes involving complex environmental claims and clients seeking coverage from insurance companies. He was previously named Boston's Environmental 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 2023 edition - which recently listed 50 Foley Hoag attorneys - recognizes lawyers in 150 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.