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Smart and practical. Strategic and tenacious. Friendly and accessible. Best & Flanagan’s practice is founded on the belief that we provide the best advice when we understand our clients, their businesses, their goals and their people, and when the lines of communication with our clients and their other advisors are broad and deep. Whether we are providing business or real estate advice, individual estate and private wealth planning or representation in a dispute, you can expect a customized approach and a team dedicated to understanding where you want to go and helping you get there.
Mary E. Shearen / Attorney
Libby DavydovLibby Davydov
Elizabeth D. Davydov / Attorney
Jake HiltJake Hilt
John J. Hilt / Attorney
Martha EngelMartha Engel
Martha J. Engel / Attorney
Rob WilliamsRob Williams
Robert Q. Williams / Attorney

What makes Best & Flanagan a great place to work is also what makes us a valued partner to our clients.  I’m lucky to have colleagues that are not only smart, insightful and dependable, but also fun to spend time with.

Libby provides business law advice to clients related to entity structure and governance, contract negotiation, and tax and regulatory compliance. Working with non-profit clients, Libby assists clients in applying for tax exemption and planning for governance and operational considerations particular to the non-profit sphere.

John Hilt

Jake is a member of Best & Flanagan’s Business & Corporate Law practice group.  He uses his accounting background to assist Best & Flanagan’s clients in a variety of transactional and governance matters.


When a T-Rex stands between you and your next level of success, I want to help you find a pathway around it.

Martha is known for her strategic, out-of-the-box thinking and ability to approach challenges from fresh legal and strategic perspectives. As an experienced professional advising companies across diverse industries, ranging from craft breweries to medical device manufacturers and to technologies and businesses in between, Martha provides strategic legal counsel and finds innovative solutions that align with clients’ business objectives across intellectual property, regulatory, and corporate issues.  Martha is an engineer and registered patent attorney with the USPTO, and she protects and enforces intellectual property with a practical, phased approach.


Real estate practice is as old as the legal profession itself, however today’s investors, developers, owners, users, and stewards value and interact with the land at the cutting edge of real time.  Shouldn’t their attorneys do the same?

Rob Williams advises businesses and institutions in all manner of modern commercial real estate transactions. From planning and development, to acquisition and financing, to leasing, management, and disposition, Rob’s experienced, hands-on approach is driven by a keen understanding of his client’s goals and a sharp focus on the quality work product and effective communication and technology leveraging necessary to get dirt law transactions done in today’s deal space. 

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