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Mackie Shea, PC Ranked First Tier Law Firm

Posted November 23, 2015 by

The environmental boutique law firm of Mackie Shea, PC has again received a first-tier ranking by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” publication. The firm was ranked Tier 1 for both Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation in the Boston metropolitan area for 2016. The firm also ranked Tier 1 nationally for Environmental Litigation.

To be eligible for a metropolitan ranking, a firm must have at least one lawyer listed in Best Lawyers. Tom Mackie and John Shea have been listed in Best Lawyers for expertise in environmental law for the past eight years. They have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition as well.

Mackie Shea, PC concentrates in environmental, land use and renewable energy law, and related litigation.

For more information: Noreen P. Ruggerio | 617-266-5700 | lawmso.com


Nitsch Engineering Welcomes Jeff Parenti & Denis Seguin

Posted November 23, 2015 by

Nitsch Engineering is excited to announce two new hires: Denis Seguin, PLS, has joined the Nitsch Team as the new Director of Land Surveying, and Jeff Parenti, PE, has joined as a Transportation Project Manager!

Denis Seguin, PLS, has 39 years of experience in land surveying, managing and coordinating survey field crews, processing survey data, and providing mapping for all types and levels of survey. He is familiar with modern survey methods including GPS, laser scanning, total stations, and data collectors, and has managed projects including property line retracement, topographic, utility, wetlands, ALTA/ACSM land title, and construction layout surveys.

As the Director of Land Surveying, Denis is responsible for coordinating projects, providing QA/QC, and implementing safety procedures and processes within the survey group. Please join us in welcoming him to Nitsch – you can reach him directly at dseguin@nitscheng.com.

Jeffrey Parenti, PE, has 20 years of experience in transportation engineering, including 18 years working in urban municipalities. During his 14 years working in the City of Cambridge Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Department, Jeff was responsible for the planning, design, and operation of over 200 traffic signals. During this time, he oversaw a rapid growth in land development, working to temper the impact of traffic congestion and improve safety and comfort for non-automotive modes of transportation.

Jeff specializes in designing traffic signal, intersection, and roadway improvements, as well as multimodal facilities for bicycling and walking. On each project, he aims to improve the safety of all road users. Join us in welcoming Jeff to Nitsch – you can reach him directly at jparenti@nitscheng.com.


Tighe & Bond Buys Waterfront Engineers in New Hampshire

Posted November 20, 2015 by

WESTFIELD – Waterfront Engineers LLC – a New Hampshire based firm known for providing specialized engineering services for shoreline challenges and waterfront facilities – joined forces this week with Tighe & Bond.

Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO, David Pinsky. Tighe & Bond acquired Waterfront Engineers LLC to offer its clients additional expertise and targeted solutions for complex and challenging coastal projects, according to a news relesease. Tighe & Bond’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire office will serve as the hub for these expanded services.

Tighe & Bond’s President and CEO, David Pinsky said:
“It is a pleasure to welcome Waterfront Engineers to our team. Over the years, we have collaborated regularly with (Waterfont Engineers) chief engineer, Duncan Mellor, P.E., and know that his 30 plus years of proven coastal engineering success will benefit our waterfront clients. As climate change has accelerated, and we’ve seen the devastating effects of coastal storm damage on communities, we are certain that our clients have an increased need for these specialized services. Whether it is to prevent or repair coastal damage, we can now fully support them with the waterfront engineering services they need.”

Based in Stratham, New Hampshire for 10 years, Waterfront Engineers has provided a range of specialized engineering for the assessment (above and under water), design, and construction of structures built along shorelines, waterways, ports and harbors. This has included piers, wharves, bulkheads, quay walls, revetments, breakwaters, bridges, parks, marinas, dredging, tidal turbines, and many other specialized coastal studies, grant applications and structures.

For years Tighe & Bond has provided structural, geotechnical, and civil engineering services for buildings, dams, and seawalls throughout New England. However, the addition of Waterfront Engineers’ coastal engineering capabilities deepens this expertise, and supports the firm’s ongoing growth and presence in New Hampshire.


Mackie Shea, PC Shareholders Named 2015 SuperLawyers

Posted November 18, 2015 by

November 18, 2015 – The Boston environmental law firm of Mackie Shea, PC is proud to announce that Thomas A. Mackie and John F. Shea were named for Environmental Law and Peter F. Durning for Environmental Litigation to the 2015 New England SuperLawyers List which appeared in the SuperLawyers Magazine and Boston Magazine. The designation is based on third-party research, balloting by lawyers and a peer review process.

For more information:
Noreen P. Ruggerio | 617-266-5700 | lawmso.com