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Three Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin Attorneys Recognized

SPRINGFIELD — Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin, P.C. announced that attorneys James Chadwell and Bruce Devlin have been selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List, and attorney Antonio Dos Santos has been selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor, while no more than 2.5% of attorneys in Massachusetts are selected as Rising Stars.

Now in its 12th year, the Super Lawyers list recognizes area attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice through a rigorous selection process and third-party validation of their professional accomplishments. To be selected as a Rising Star, an attorney must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less, and must be nominated by other lawyers who have personally observed them in action, either as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.

• Chadwell was selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List in the field of workers’ compensation. He focuses his practice on consulting with and representing insurers, self-insurers, and employers throughout Massachusetts, and has experience advising his clients regarding workers’ compensation claims, safety programs, cost-control programs, insurance coverage, and disability and employment-related issues. He has lectured extensively and participated in numerous seminars on Massachusetts workers’ compensation issues.

• Devlin was selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List in the field of estate and probate. He has worked in both the legal and accounting professions. He founded the law firm of Frankel Devlin, LLC, where he worked from 2007 to 2014, when he joined Crear, Chadwell, Dos Santos & Devlin, P.C. He has effectively incorporated his tax background into his legal expertise, focusing on business law, wills, trusts, and other aspects of estate-planning probate, estate administration, taxation, and elder law.

• Dos Santos was selected to the 2015 Massachusetts Rising Stars list in the field of real estate. He specializes in all facets of commercial real estate, commercial finance, and general business law. He has significant experience representing developers, investors, and lenders regarding complex commercial real-estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, financing, zoning, and permitting. Additionally, he represents many closely held businesses regarding entity formation, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and financing.

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