Two Law Firms Merge to Create Second Largest Firmin Vermont The law firms of Primmer & Piper and Eggleston & Cramer will merge toform Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer, the directors of both firms announcedtoday. The new firm, with over 30 lawyers, will offer more comprehensiveservices to its regulatory and corporate clients.An 18-lawyer firm founded in 1982, Primmer & Piper has offices inBurlington, Montpelier, and St. Johnsbury. Eggleston & Cramer, a 13-lawyerfirm founded in 1983, is located in Burlington. Each firm brings business lawspecialties that complement each other. The combination, effective January 1,2006, will establish the second largest law firm in Vermont.”This merger greatly enhances the array of legal practice areas we can offerour clients,” said Bill Piper, Chairman of the Board of Primmer & Piper. “Bycombining our resources, talents, and efforts, we improve service to our clientsand create a better environment for our employees.”The new firms practice areas include banking, bankruptcy, captive andtraditional insurance, commercial transactions, general corporate practice,employment, environmental/land use, estate planning and probate, finance,government relations, health care, immigration, intellectual property andtechnology, international law, commercial litigation, mediation and arbitration,public utility law, commercial real estate, and taxation.”We are excited about the long-term advantages and opportunities this mergerwill provide,” said Anne Cramer, President of Eggleston & Cramer. “Bycombining the legal expertise and experience of both firms, we arewell-positioned to provide top-level services in the increasingly complexregulatory business environment in Vermont, as well as the New England market.”Integration will not involve any physical disruption; the Burlington officesof Primmer & Piper and Eggleston & Cramer are already colocated at 150South Champlain Street. The new firm will continue both firms commitment tovalue, responsiveness, and integrity in providing the highest level of legalservices and achieving excellent results for its clients.
John D. Turner, age 91 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Margaret Mary Hospital. The son of Jim & Mirtie (nee: Wallen) Turner was born on August 22, 1928 in Wayland, Kentucky.John worked for many years for New Point Stone Company as a loader, until he retired. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Metamora. John enjoyed being outdoors and going camping. He had a great love for horses and liked to go riding out on the trails when he could.He will be dearly missed by his wife, Lois Turner; step daughter, Joyce Navara; step son Danny Cope; grandchildren, Jim Ross, Jeff Turner and Rebekah Pinson; great granddaughters, Kylie Ross and Haylie Ross and great-great grandson Wyatt Haley; along with several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, David Turner and step-son, David Cope, along with his three brothers and two sisters.Visitation will be Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 11am – 1pm with funeral services at 1:00pm all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Rev. Ron McCulloch officiating. Burial to follow at Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN.Memorials may be given to the Bible Baptist Church c/o the funeral home.Continuing with COVID-19 precautions and state mandates, all attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol and masks are required. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.You are welcome to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on John’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.