Dunkiel Saunders is pleased to announce the expansion of its Renewable Energy & Clean Technologies, Environmental & Natural Resources, and Litigation law practice with the addition of a new attorney, Zoë Sajor. Dunkiel Saunders is also pleased to announce the hiring of a new Office Coordinator, Jon van Luling, after the promotion of former Office Coordinator, Grace Grundhauser, to Paralegal.
Zoë supports a wide range of the firm’s practice areas, including, civil litigation, renewable energy and clean technologies, environmental and natural resources, healthcare, and business and corporate transactions.
Zoë graduated from Boston University School of Law, where she contributed to an amicus brief in support of the Affordable Care Act, and interned with the non-profit organizations Health Law Advocates and Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice. After law school, Zoë practiced in New York City for a large multinational law firm, and in the Washington, DC metro area for a boutique firm. She gained valuable experience in maritime and insurance arbitration and litigation and retail real estate transactions. In 2017, Zoë returned home to the Lake Champlain region and joined the firm.
Jon joined Dunkiel Saunders as the Office Coordinator in August 2017, after a long stint working with the University of Vermont’s Robert D. Larner Medical School as their Office Coordinator. Jon graduated with a degree in Theatre from St. Michael’s College and spent 10 years in Chicago as an improvisor and comedian, moving back to Vermont in 2012 to marry his college sweetheart.
While supporting the staff and attorneys within the firm, Jon spends his evenings making people laugh at Vermont Comedy Club and around the state performing with his improv troupe House Boat Improv. He also directs and acts in various productions during the year with various theater companies around Vermont. He is a fervent supporter of the arts, animal rights, and environmental concerns and lives with his wife, daughter, and their menagerie of animals who make life full and bright.