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Captive Insurance

We work for clients to maintain a sound, flexible regulatory environment. Representing risk retention groups, captives and other alternative risk mechanisms, we provide corporate support services — formations, redomestications, mergers and dissolutions.

Estate Planning
& Trusts

We assist families in transferring assets to future generations. We draft wills, trusts
and other documents and facilitate the establishment of family foundations, the use
of insurance and other mechanisms that assist intergenerational transfers.


We guide clients through the process of structuring loan workouts or purchasing distressed businesses; and represent lenders financing businesses operating as debtors-in-possession or contemplating filing for bankruptcy protection.


We provide counsel to hospitals, nursing homes, mental health agencies, physician groups, professional provider associations and private health care interests on regulatory compliance, governance, contracting, financing and employment.


We help clients navigate the multitude of employment challenges in the work place by providing human resource advice and counseling, protecting clients' interests in court, as well as administrative settings, for any type of employment-related dispute.

Energy &

Our Energy and Telecommunications Law Group represents regulated and unregulated energy and telecommunications service companies in all aspects of their business in Vermont and throughout New England.


Our corporate team assists clients in the choice and formation of business entities and in matters of corporate governance and capital structure, including issuance of securities. We also work with clients in contracting and commercial transactions.


Primmer assists lenders and borrowers in commercial, retail finance, and general banking. The firm provides assistance to financial institutions regarding general banking matters, securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance.


We work closely with clients to maximize their opportunity for success in state and federal courts, and administrative hearings in Vermont, New Hampshire, and nationally. We first seek solutions, but have a track record of going to trial when necessary.


We provide clients strategic counsel to advance their interests before government. Our esteemed reputation conducting results-based public policy advocacy makes Primmer one of the region's most influential lobbying and law firms.

The Primmer Difference

Serving the Business Community in Vermont, New Hampshire and Nationwide

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC is a full service law firm with offices in the commercial centers of Vermont and New Hampshire, providing legal services to businesses and individuals throughout New England and nationally.

Our team approach emphasizes professionalism, responsiveness, value and integrity. We promise to meet our clients' demands for high quality and prompt answers. We work hard to deliver on that promise each and every day.

Recent news

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Jeffrey P. Johnson

Jeffrey Johnson will be presenting on the topic "Special Purpose Financial Insurers: What, Why, How, and the Future" in Philadelphia, PA on July 28, 2014.

L. Jonathan Ross

L. Jonathan Ross was recently reappointed by American Bar Association President-Elect William C. Hubbard of South Carolina as a member of the ABA Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts Commission for his third one-year term.

On May 16, 2014, Gary M. Burt, Doreen Connor, Gregory Clayton, Adam Mordecai, Matthew Delude and Malory Goldstein spoke at the 5th annual Vermont Adjustor's Seminar in Montpelier, Vermont.  The seminar, attended by 40 adjusters from New Hampshire and Vermont, focuses on recent developments in the law the has an impact on the professionals ability to resolve claims.

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Cases of Note

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Doreen F. ConnorDoreen F. Connor successfully defended a third appellate challenge to a 2002 ruling that requires the petitioner to pay all future litigation fees involving the couple’s child. 
Jeffrey S. MarlinJeff Marlin successfully defended an appeal where the parents of a 3 year old girl injured by a dog asked the Vermont Supreme Court to impose strict liability for dog bites. 

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