With more than 30 years of experience as a corporate attorney representing business, political, environmental, and charitable institutions throughout New England, I advise the boards and senior executives of organizations on issues of strategic planning, corporate governance, public policy, and crisis management. Clients value my advice because I am well informed about the marketplace and intuitive about changes that affect the environment in which they do business.


I am general counsel for large regional and New Hampshire businesses, family offices, major non-profit organizations, and am personal counsel to individuals. My practice is focused in the areas of business, non­profits, real estate, trusts, and estate planning. I also serve on boards of many charitable organizations.

Buyers and sellers in business acquisitions, financings, and commercial real estate transactions often seek my legal assistance. I have represented a hospital school in a $30 million tax exempt financing, a nationally circulated children’s magazine in its sale to Viacom, a software company’s sale to a British investment group, and an educational publishing company in its sale to an investment company.

My spouse, Carol, and I live in Manchester, hometown for our four grown children. When not attending birthday parties of our children, their spouses, and our 11 grandchildren, we enjoy the great outdoors of New England using whatever sporting equipment is appropriate for the season.

Representative Matters

  • Represent Northeast regional wholesale distribution cooperative.
  • Counsel to numerous family business corporations in manufacturing, distribution and food industries.
  • Counsel to private family foundations in conservation and social service areas.
  • Counsel to several New Hampshire schools and colleges.
  • Represent hospital school in $30 million tax exempt financing.
  • Represented nationally circulated children’s magazine in sale to Viacom, Inc.
  • Counsel to software company specializing in expediting international shipping and sale to British investment group.
  • Represented educational publishing company in sale to publicly held investment company.
  • Frequent representation in business acquisitions, financings, and commercial real estate transactions, including buyers, sellers, and developers.

Community Involvement

  • Appalachian Mountain Club, National Board of Advisors
  • Crotched Mountain Foundation, Director, Secretary & Past Chair
  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Tillotson Fund Advisory Board and Past Incorporator
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center , Member, Partners in Health
  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Board of Trustees
  • Hoffman-Haas Fellowship Program - cohort mentor, 2014
  • Girl Scout Movement, Lifetime Member
  • Harry Gregg Foundation, Trustee & Secretary
  • Manchester Boys & Girls Club, Trustee & Past President
  • Manchester Regional Community Foundation, Incorporator
  • Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Trustee & Chair (1993-2002)
  • Trust for New Hampshire Lands, Trustee & Vice Chair (1986-1993)
  • United Way of Greater Manchester, Campaign Cabinet Member & Solicitor
  • U.S. Army, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1st Lt. Infantry (1968-1971)


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        Services & Industries

        Business Succession

        Business Taxation

        Consumer Products & Manufacturing

        Corporate Law

        Mergers & Acquisitions

        Probate & Trust Administration

        Real Estate

        Real Estate Development

        Real Estate for Businesses

        Wholesale Distributors

        Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

        Bar Admissions

        New Hampshire

        New Hampshire Supreme Court

        United States District Court, District of New Hampshire

        United States Tax Court

        Education

        Boston University School of Law, LLM

        Georgetown University Law Center, JD

        Dickinson College, BA

        Awards & Affiliations


        Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the fields of Corporate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Real Estate Law.

        Named the Best Lawyers® 2017 Non-Profit/Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Manchester, NH.

        Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the fields of Corporate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Real Estate Law.

        Named “Manchester Lawyer of the Year” for 2015 in the area of Non-Profit/Charities Law by Best Lawyers in America®

        Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 in the field of Corporate Law and Non-Profits/Charities Law. Recognized since 2003.

        AV® “Preeminent” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

        Recognized as a “New England Super Lawyer” in the practice area of Business/Corporate Law in 2014. Recognized since 2007.


        Member, New Hampshire Bar Association

        Member, American Bar Association (Business Law Section)

        Life Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation

        Member, Manchester Bar Association