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Thomas W. Hildreth

Thomas W. Hildreth

Director & Chair of Immigration Law Practice Group
City Hall Plaza,
900 Elm Street,
Manchester, NH 03101
Direct: 603.628.1177
Main: 603.625.6464
Fax: 603.625.5650

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Tom has been counseling a diverse mix of closely-held business clients for nearly twenty years. In addition, Tom has substantial experience in the areas of real estate development, telecommunications, and franchise law. Tom founded and is the head of our Immigration Law Practice Group. He writes and speaks extensively on the subject of US immigration laws.

Areas of Focus
  • Corporate Business Law
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Immigration Law
  • International Trade
  • Land Use and Development Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Small Business Law

Practice/Industry Groups
  • Corporate
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Immigration
  • Labor & Employment
  • Land Use and Development
  • Real Estate
  • Utility
  • Since 1994, Tom and McLane's Telecommunications Team have represented Verizon Wireless and its predecessors in more than 300 proceedings before land use boards in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts, as Verizon Wireless has developed the most extensive wireless network in America.
  • Tom, with his colleagues in the Immigration Law Practice Group, manage a large roster of foreign national employees for some of our region's most important companies, including Lonza Biologics in Portsmouth, Velcro Industries in Manchester, Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford, Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, and Connecticut-based Greenfield On-Line.
  • From one-person start-ups, to multi-owner, multi-million dollar mature companies, Tom provides business counsel to a diverse range of closely held businesses, in a broad cross section of industries: manufacturing, electronics, health care, transportation, professional services, and more.
  • Tom represented Exceptional Properties, Inc., the developer of one of only two 55+ condominium projects in the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, the 60-unit "Village at Hollis Depot, A Senior Housing Condominium." The final five units will be completed and sold in 2006.
  • Since 1999, Tom, along with Bruce Felmly in our Litigation Department, has represented a citizens group, "Residents Defending Their Homes," in a lengthy and complex land-use case which has already yielded one New Hampshire Supreme Court decision, Lone Pine Hunters' Club, Inc. v. Town of Hollis, decided on July 2, 2003: (click here to view). A different aspect of the case is back before the New Hampshire Supreme Court in 2006.
  • In 2004, Tom worked on a pro bono basis with several area agencies to bring seven children from the Congo to reunite them with their parents after they were separated due to peculiar limitations of US immigration laws. The effort involved the Committee on Rights and Justice from the University of New Hampshire, Danny's Team, a NH Seacoast based charity, the office of New Hampshire Congressman Jeb Bradley, and petitions signed by thousands of UNH students. The heart-warming reunion garnered considerable media attention, including coverage on the BBC's "The World" program. The full BBC report, including Tom Hildreth's interview, can be heard here:
Tom is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts
American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Nashua Bar Association.
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (Real Estate: Land Use)
  • Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America®, (Immigration Law)
  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Click here to listen to Attorney Hildreth speak about immigration issues at the workplace on WCRN 830 AM.
  • Nashua Association for the Elderly, Inc., President, Board of Director
  • Beaver Brook Association, Inc., Member, Board of Trustees
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Town of Hollis, Member
  • First Colebrook Bank, Member, Board of Advisors
  • Former Selectman, Treasurer, and Budget Committee Member, Town of Hollis
  • Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club, Founding Member
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