Neal C. Vreeland

Neal C. Vreeland

ncv@vermontcounsel.com
(802) 775-7141 x211

Biography

I have been practicing law since 1977. I took my undergraduate degree, in economics and business, magna cum laude, from the University of Vermont in 1969 and promptly went on active duty as a career officer in the U.S. Army (Signal Corps). Four years, a wife and son later it was time for a change and I entered law school. After graduating cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1976, I practiced with a large commercial firm in Buffalo for two years and then returned to Vermont as a principal in a three man practice.

In 1984 I joined this firm’s predecessor and for the past 30+ years have concentrated in commercial and construction litigation, personal injury, bank counsel, business organizations, municipal law, real estate and probate.  Clients have included slate quarrying and production businesses, real estate developers, municipalities and individuals.

My wife and I are long-time residents of Poultney where I serve on the planning commission and as town agent and town moderator.  I previously taught as an adjunct professor at Green Mountain College, a nationally recognized environmental liberal arts college.  I recently completed a six-year term as a member of its board trustees and its executive committee.

Legal Experience

Trials and appeals in state and federal courts in personal injury, commercial disputes, construction defect litigation, real property claims, zoning and land use cases; municipal law; mediation of disputes; commercial and residential real estate transactions, probate estate practice and litigation. Appointed receiver of corporation in dissolution.

Community Involvement

Trustee, Green Mountain College (2008-2014)
Member, Poultney Planning Commission (1998-present)
Town Agent and Town Moderator (1998-present)
Treasurer, Poultney Historical Society (2000-2004)

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Achievements

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Real Estate Litigation (2016)

 

“BV®” (Distinguished/Very High Ethical Standards) Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rated™.

 

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Education

University of Vermont (Burlington, VT)
B.S.,  1969
Economics and Industrial Management, Magna Cum Laude

 

State University of Buffalo Law School (Buffalo, NY)
J.D., 1976
Cum Laude

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Memberships

Rutland County Bar Association

Vermont State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Vermont Association for Justice