Brian and his staff were able to sift through the details of the transactions, keep dialogue with a pile of contacts on both the seller and buyer side, and make a confusing transaction feel like a breeze to the properties involved.
I would highly recommend Monaghan Safar Ducham to assist in any real estate, environmental, civic or town related law matters."
– Meg McGovern
Realtor
Donahue & Associates

 

Our Attorneys

Responsive, accessible, and diligent — that's how we run our small powerhouse of a law firm. From our offices in Burlington and St. Albans, Vermont, we pride ourselves on our high level of communication with our clients.

Ed AdrianED ADRIAN
Ed is a highly regarded Vermont attorney with almost two decades of experience in the areas of civil, administrative, and criminal litigation. Ed helps licensed professionals navigate difficult legal and ethical issues, which includes Internet and social media issues.
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Steven DuchamSteven R. Ducham
Steve has a special focus on representing farmers and agricultural interests in financing, acquisition, and divestiture of farm properties. In addition, he has worked extensively with statewide land trusts on behalf of landowners to preserve farmland and Vermont's landscapes for generations to come.
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Brian MonaghanBrian P. Monaghan
Brian is a co-founder of the firm and has spent more than a decade focusing his practice on representing the interests of Vermont municipalities. In that time, he has served Vermont's largest and smallest municipalities, and many between...
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Bill PetersenBILL PETTERSEN
Bill joined the firm in 2016. His practice includes governmental law, environmental and land use law, business transactions and litigation, and employment and labor law. Bill studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Vermont and studied abroad at Saint Petersburg State University in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Bill received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. 
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Claudine SafarClaudine C. Safar
Claudine practices in the areas of land use, planning, zoning, civil litigation and appellate practice.  She has routinely represented landowners before municipal land use boards in planning and zoning matters. 
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