Thought Leadership

October 2015BYOD: Has Your Company Addressed Its Privacy and Data Security Risks?Cameron G. Shilling
September 2015Know the Law: Should I Buy into This Franchise?Anthony Delyani
September 2015OSHA Announces Focus on Safety for Healthcare Workers in Inpatient Facilities: What Does This Mean for the Average Healthcare Employer?Charla Bizios Stevens
September 2015What Does the USDOL’s Proposed Increase to the Minimum Salary for “White Collar” Workers Mean to Businesses?Beth A. Deragon
September 2015Mildly Contaminated Dirt Developing State Soil Reuse RegulationMichael J. Quinn, Gregory H. Smith
September 2015Fundraising Considerations for Late Stage StartupsMatthew D. Whitehead
September 2015Know the Law: Who Is Liable for Chip-Based Credit Card Fraud?Cameron G. Shilling
September 2015Federal Circuit Delays Launch of First U.S. BiosimilarMark E. Nickas
September 2015Are They Contractors?Charla Bizios Stevens
August 2015Know the Law: Trust can protect assets from creditorsChristopher R. Paul
August 2015Know the Law: Conservation Easements: A good idea?Alexandra T. Breed
August 2015Before the Sale: Tax Planning for Business OwnersCatherine H. Hines
August 2015Umbrella Coverage, Come Rain or Shine: Explaining the concept of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverageScott H. Harris
August 2015To Infinity and Beyond: Challenges with Unlimited PTOCharla Bizios Stevens
August 2015Know the Law: Documents Every College Student Should Consider Before Leaving HomeLinda R. Garey
July 2015Dress Codes: When Do Employees' Rights Trump the Policy?Beth A. Deragon
July 2015Know the Law: What is My Obligation to an Employee Who Will Not Work Out Beyond Probation Period?Beth A. Deragon
July 2015Issuing a private placement - Raising capital and the impact of securities lawsJulie Richardson Morse
July 2015The ongoing monitoring duty of fiduciaries - Supreme Court rules retirement plans must have vigorous reviews of investment decisionsJohn E. Rich, Jr.
July 2015Know the Law: How Does an Employee Stock Ownership Plan Work?John Bentas
June 2015Know the Law: The New Hampshire Interest and Dividends TaxCatherine H. Hines
June 2015When Must An Employer Pay Employees for Travel Time?Alexandra L. Geiger
June 2015SCOTUS Decisions Show Patent Eligibility Erosion TrendMark E. Nickas
June 2015Know the Law: Religious Accommodation for a Job ApplicantShima Umetani Walker
June 2015Reg A+ Makes Raising Capital Easier, But it's Not for EveryoneJulie Richardson Morse
June 2015How to Raise Capital as an Early Stage StartupMatthew D. Whitehead
May 2015Know the Law: Make an Investment, Get a VisaShiva Karimi
May 2015When the courts are used to 'get even' - There are two types of claims where the civil legal process has been misusedScott H. Harris
May 2015Is Your Company Offering Unpaid Summer Internships? Make Sure That the Internship Meets FLSA CriteriaBeth A. Deragon
April 2015Know the Law: Alternative Ways of Raising MoneyMatthew D. Whitehead
April 2015State Laws and Federal Initiatives Focus on 'Women's Issues'Charla Bizios Stevens
April 2015NH Bill Would Redefine 'Employee'Beth A. Deragon
April 2015Know The Law: Accommodating a Disabled EmployeeDianne E. Ricardo
March 2015Dirty Dirt, Developing State Soil Reuse RegulationGregory H. Smith
March 2015Know The Law: Do I Need to Maintain a Corporate Record Book?Bradford W. Melson
March 2015SCOTUS Issues Ruling on Accommodation of Pregnant EmployeesCharla Bizios Stevens
March 2015Elder, Estate Planning & Probate Law: Making Trusts Beneficiaries of Qualified Retirement AccountsWilliam V.A. Zorn
March 2015Lifetime Gifting to Reduce Massachusetts Estate TaxRyan J. Swartz
March 20155 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Business Succession PlanJohn D. Colucci
March 2015How Does a Business Accommodate a Service Animal?Shima Umetani Walker
March 2015Know The Law: Anti-Kickback StatuteSteven J. Dutton
March 2015Developing the Leader in YouJennifer L. Parent
February 2015Know The Law: Ignoring a SubpoenaJeremy T. Walker
February 2015EEOC Refocuses on Pregnancy DiscriminationCharla Bizios Stevens
February 2015Legacy Giving: Tax Considerations for Sustained PhilanthropyLinda R. Garey, William V.A. Zorn
February 2015Know The Law: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Andrew R. Hamilton
February 2015Know the Law: Investing in an LLC versus a CorporationJohn Bentas
January 2015Five Employment Law Topics on the Radar in 2015Nicholas F. Casolaro
January 2015Know The Law: H-1B VisasShiva Karimi
January 2015Hey HR: What Keeps You Up At Night?Jennifer L. Parent, Charla Bizios Stevens
January 2015Business NH Magazine 2015 Industry ForecastDick A. Samuels
January 2015Know the Law: Starting a Business TogetherAnthony Delyani
December 2014Who Are You Keeping Company With These Days? Understanding Association Discrimination in the WorkplaceJennifer L. Parent
December 2014Know The Law: Naming Your Revocable Trust as BeneficiaryChristopher R. Paul
December 2014Tips for Selecting a Jury for Your Corporate ClientJennifer L. Parent
December 2014Dealing with Discoverable Documents in the Digital AgeBruce W. Felmly
December 2014Know The Law: Reducing Your Taxes Before the End of the YearAmy E. Drake
November 2014Where You Live May Not Be Where You're DomiciledScott H. Harris
November 2014Know The Law: E-Cigarettes at WorkAdam M. Hamel
November 2014OSHA Expansion: New Rule Adds More Injuries, Industries to Recordkeeping RequirementsKenton J. Villano
October 2014Know The Law: Limitations on Disclosure in Divorce CasesMargaret R. Kerouac
October 2014Know The Law: Durable Power of Attorney ExploitationDarrell J. Chichester
October 2014New Non-Compete Law Is an Imperfect FixCameron G. Shilling
October 2014Pregnancy Discrimination: No End in SightBeth A. Deragon
September 2014Changes to Assessment Standards: What You Need to KnowMichael J. Quinn
September 2014SB 245 Changes SEC Composition and ProceduresBarry Needleman, Adam M. Dumville
September 2014Know The Law: How Should I Respond to a Claim of Patent Infringement?Scott C. Rand
September 2014Recent Changes to New Hampshire's Trust Laws Are Good for Trustees and Our State EconomyWilliam V.A. Zorn
September 2014HIPAA One Year Later: Is Your Law Firm Complying?Charla Bizios Stevens
September 2014How Telecommuting Could Be Emerging as a "Reasonable Accommodation" for Disabled Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities ActNicholas F. Casolaro
September 2014Know The Law: Know Your Rights When Dealing With Debt CollectorsAndrew R. Hamilton
August 2014Know The Law: Leasing Commercial Real EstateMatthew D. Whitehead
August 2014New Law Bodes Well for N.H. Trust ServicesWilliam V.A. Zorn
August 2014Arbitration Has An Upside, But There Are DrawbacksScott H. Harris
August 2014Arbitration - Panacea or Pitfall?Scott H. Harris
July 2014The Psychology of MediationScott H. Harris
July 2014Trust Code Revisions Enhance New Hampshire's PositionWilliam V.A. Zorn
July 2014A Co-Worker's Discriminatory Sabotage of Another Employee Can Result in Employer LiabilityJennifer L. Parent
July 2014Know the Law: Do We Need an Estate PlanAlexandra T. Breed
July 2014Physician, Heal Thyself: Health Care Providers Continue to be at Significant Risk for Discrimination Claims and Employee LawsuitsCharla Bizios Stevens
July 2014Know the Law: Is Employing Summer Interns Risky Business?Jennifer L. Parent
July 2014Managing Risk Efficiently with a Multi-State WorkforceCharla Bizios Stevens
May 2014Know The Law: Copyright ProtectionJeremy T. Walker
May 2014Assisting Clients Who Are Victims of Identity TheftPatrick C. Closson, Beth L. Fowler
May 2014When Does My Client Need a Tax Attorney?Peter D. Anderson, Steven M. Burke, Beth L. Fowler, John E. Rich, Jr., Richard M. Stone
May 2014Dealing With Internet DefamationScott H. Harris
April 2014Know the Law: Having Your Estate Plan Reviewed by an In-State Attorney Ensures Your Wishes Are Carried Out After a MoveDenis P. Dillon
April 2014Changes to the Business Corp. Act are in Effect - Do Your Company's Bylaws Need Updating?Patrick C. Closson
April 2014Religious Garb and Grooming in the WorkplaceAndrew R. Hamilton
April 2014Litigation Lessons: When Closely Held Business Owners DisagreeScott H. Harris
April 2014New Guidance on the Use of Background Checks in Employment DecisionsBeth A. Deragon
April 2014Federal Agencies and The Executive Branch Shaping Workplace PolicyCharla Bizios Stevens
April 2014Know the Law: Rights to Access Medical RecordsAndrea L. Daly
April 2014What Is In Your Food? The Genetically Modified Food Labeling DebateChristopher M. Dube
March 2014Know The Law: What to do When a Customer Files for BankruptcySteven J. Dutton
March 2014Tattoos at Work: Can a Company Ban Them?Beth A. Deragon
March 2014Know The Law: Your Company's Social Media Policy - Fair or Foul?Charla Bizios Stevens
March 2014Is Your Business a Data Breach Away from Disaster?Cameron G. Shilling
February 2014ESOPS: A Tax-Efficient Way to Reward Employees and Provide Liquidity For Shareholders and Are a Path to Personal and Business Security that Deserve Your Serious ConsiderationJohn Bentas, Steven M. Burke, Beth L. Fowler
February 2014Is An Employee On The Clock While Getting Dressed in Work Gear?Charla Bizios Stevens
February 2014Know The Law: Raising Capital to Grow Your BusinessMichael B. Tule
February 2014Know the Law: Legal Obligations to In-Home CaregiversJennifer L. Parent
February 2014ESOPs: The Last Great Tax Shelter for Business Owners Looking to SellJohn Bentas, Steven M. Burke, Beth L. Fowler
February 2014Is My 90 Year Old Mother an Employer?Jennifer L. Parent
February 2014Know the Law: Copyright Infringement or Legal Fair Use?Jeremy T. Walker
January 2014Best Practices for Using Payroll Debit Cards with Your WorkforceNicholas F. Casolaro
January 2014Fostering a Fair Workplace Environment: Employee Training is a NecessityCharla Bizios Stevens
January 2014It's Time for the Sex TalkCharla Bizios Stevens
January 2014Know the Law: Remove Protected Health InformationKara J. Dowal
December 2013Dealing with Whistleblowers and Avoiding Retaliation ClaimsScott H. Harris
December 2013Know the Law: What If I Don't Want a Divorce?Margaret R. Kerouac
December 2013SHH! Managing Confidentiality in SettlementsBruce W. Felmly, Jennifer L. Parent
December 2013Updates to the NH Business Corporation ActPatrick C. Closson
December 2013Mandatory Reporting Laws & Schools: Making Sense Out of DisorderDavid Wolowitz
November 2013Know The Law: Preparing for Health Care NeedsAndrea L. Daly
November 2013Controlling the Fox in the Hen House: Minimizing the Risk of Employment Claims by Training SupervisorsCharla Bizios Stevens
November 2013How to Keep Online Holiday Shopping from Invading Your WorkplaceJennifer L. Parent
November 2013Non-Solicitation Agreements Really Do Have TeethCameron G. Shilling
October 2013Know The Law: Forming a Board of Managers for a New Hampshire LLCDennis J. Haley, Jr.
September 2013Same-Sex Spousal Benefits: Is Your Business in Compliance with the Recent Federal Ruling?John E. Rich, Jr.
September 2013Allocating Insurance for Environmental Contamination ClaimsMark C. Rouvalis, Kenton J. Villano
September 2013Know The Law: Raising Capital Under SEC Rule 506John Bentas
September 2013Are You The Boss Of Me? The Supreme Court Speaks Out On Supervisor LiabilityCharla Bizios Stevens
September 2013Using Criminal Background Checks in Hiring Process is Risky Business for EmployersNicholas F. Casolaro
August 2013What Direction Is The Wind Blowing?Gregory H. Smith
August 2013Know The Law: New Hampshire Labor Law on Employee UniformsKenton J. Villano
August 2013Supreme Court Holds Stricter Standard of Proof in Title VII Retaliation CasesJennifer L. Parent
July 2013Know The Law: Legal Considerations of Doing Business in the CloudPatrick C. Closson
July 2013Nitrogen Discharges to Great Bay: Deadline for Public Comment ImminentMichael J. Quinn
July 2013Revisiting Non-Competition Agreements in New Hampshire: Recent Legal Developments Require Care and PrecisionCameron G. Shilling
July 2013Know The Law: Limited Liability CompanyJohn Bentas
July 2013Substance Abuse in the WorkplaceCharla Bizios Stevens
June 2013Know The Law: Do Salaried Employees in New Hampshire Qualify for Overtime?Jennifer L. Parent
June 2013The Final HIPAA Rule Has Been Issued: Should Employers Care?Charla Bizios Stevens
June 2013Know The Law: Divorce and Owning a Business TogetherMargaret R. Kerouac
May 2013Qualified Disclaimers: A Trap for the Unwary New Hampshire Real Estate LawyerRolf E. Goodwin, Robert A. Wells
May 2013International Contract Dispute Resolution - It Pays To Plan AheadMichael B. Tule
May 2013Why Businesses Should Take a Hard Look at Telecommuting There Are No Glaring Legal Risks in Allowing Workers to TelecommuteNicholas F. Casolaro
May 2013The Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company ActJohn Bentas
May 2013Stop Watching the Clock - Why Your Business Needs to be Flexible to SucceedCharla Bizios Stevens
April 2013Know The Law: Providing Health Coverage to Employees Under the Affordable Care ActJohn E. Rich, Jr.
April 2013Sexual Stereotyping is Prohibited in the WorkplaceJennifer L. Parent
April 2013Know The Law: Same-Sex Couple's Estate PlansAlexandra T. Breed
April 2013Recent Omnibus Rule Expands Reach of HIPAAKara J. Dowal
April 2013Who Owns Your Social Media Account and Connections?Jennifer L. Parent
April 2013Employment Law 2013: It's All About TechnologyJennifer L. Parent
April 2013New England Startups: Wondering What's Happening With Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act?Michael B. Tule
March 2013Know The Law: Title Insurance Protects Against DefectsRolf E. Goodwin
March 2013Honesty is the Best Employee PolicyNicholas F. Casolaro
March 2013Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative: Time is of the EssencePeter D. Anderson, Richard M. Stone
March 2013Five Important Ethical Considerations in Estate PlanningJohn E. Hughes
March 2013The Demise of DOMA?Alexandra T. Breed, Christopher R. Paul
March 2013Know The Law: Drug Testing in the WorkplaceCharla Bizios Stevens
March 2013Financier World Wide article: Outlook for ESOPS in 2013Steven M. Burke
February 2013Meeting With a New Hampshire Public Official? 5 Tips on How to Make the Most of your 30 MinutesJoel W. Maiola, Rich Sigel
February 2013What Health Care Reform Means for New Hampshire Employers in 2013 and 2014John E. Rich, Jr.
February 2013Prorating Pay When a Salaried Employee is Terminated for CauseLinda S. Johnson
February 2013IRS Cracks Down on Undisclosed Foreign AccountsPeter D. Anderson, Richard M. Stone
February 2013Know The Law: Civil DivorceMargaret R. Kerouac
February 2013Know The Law: Obligation to Report Elderly Financial Exploitation?Scott H. Harris
February 2013Siting For Success: Using a Trial-Based Approach to Improve a Project's Chances Before State Siting BoardsBarry Needleman
January 2013New Hampshire Legislature Amends Criteria for Determining Independent Contractor StatusCharla Bizios Stevens
January 2013Know The Law: Top HR Concerns for New Hampshire Small Businesses?Charla Bizios Stevens
January 2013The Increasing Importance of Workplace InvestigationsJennifer L. Parent
January 2013Know The Law: Addressing Unfair Online ReviewsJeremy T. Walker
January 2013I Know Where You Were Last Night - Employers Using GPS to Monitor EmployeesJennifer L. Parent
January 2013How to Calculate Wages Due a Departing EmployeeAdam M. Hamel
December 2012New Hampshire's Great Bay, Nitrogen, and the Limits of TechnologyGregory H. Smith
December 2012Business Law & Business Litigation: New Hampshire's New Non-Compete LawCameron G. Shilling
December 2012New Requirements Under The Fair Credit Reporting Act For Employment Background ChecksJennifer L. Parent
December 2012Everything Old is New Again - NHDOL's List of Top Ten Wage and Hour Violations is Similar Every YearCharla Bizios Stevens
December 2012Put It In Writing: Avoiding Common Pitfalls That Still Plague Employers Before The New Hampshire Department of LaborNicholas F. Casolaro
December 2012Know The Law: Online Accounts After DeathChristopher R. Paul
November 2012Know The Law: Company Cars Issued to Sales RepresentativesJennifer L. Parent
November 2012Do Your Managers Recognize and Avoid Instances of Retaliation?Adam M. Hamel
November 2012EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on Use of Arrest & Conviction RecordsCharla Bizios Stevens
October 2012Know The Law: Maternity LeaveLinda S. Johnson
October 2012Know The Law: Can You Explain Exactly What Probate Is?Denis P. Dillon
October 2012Planning for the Departure of a Business Co-OwnerAnthony Delyani
October 2012EEOC Rules Title VII Protects Transgendered Individuals From Discrimination in EmploymentJennifer L. Parent
October 2012Know the Law: Health Care Reform LawJohn E. Rich, Jr.
September 2012Probate: What It Is and How to Avoid ItDenis P. Dillon
September 2012Will Your Business Contract Stand Up in Court?Bruce W. Felmly
September 2012The Benefits of Collaborative Law for Business OwnersMargaret R. Kerouac
September 2012Business Owners, divorce and collaborative lawMargaret R. Kerouac
September 2012Managing Your Company's Litigation - Moving Beyond Your "Litigation Guidelines"Bruce W. Felmly
August 2012The Rules Are Changing for Operating AgreementsJohn M. Cunningham
August 2012Opting in to New LLC Law: Should You or Shouldn't You?John M. Cunningham
August 2012Trusts Exempt from New Hampshire's Interest and Dividends TaxSteven M. Burke, Beth L. Fowler
July 2012The Summer Wind -- Workplace "Love Contracts"Jennifer L. Parent
June 2012Using a Strategic Alliance to Boost Company ValueJulia A. Schappals
June 2012Know The Law: Hiring Summer Interns to Increase ProductionJennifer L. Parent
June 2012Prescription Drug Monitoring: Is it Time to Add this Arrow to the New Hampshire Physician's Quiver?Charla Bizios Stevens
June 2012To Warn or Not Warn: Legislature Enacts New Law Requiring the Department of Labor to Warn Businesses Before Levying Fines for Certain ViolationsCharla Bizios Stevens
June 2012Ever-increasing Court Awards Should Raise the AlarmCharla Bizios Stevens
June 2012Supreme Court Reigns In EPA's Wetland's Power: Sackett v. EPAMichael J. Quinn
May 2012State and Federal Lawmakers Moving Quickly to Prevent Employers From Asking for Social Media Account InformationNicholas F. Casolaro
May 2012Employer Confidentiality Policies May Violate LawJennifer L. Parent
May 2012Non-Competition Agreements: The New Hampshire Legislature Adds its Voice to the DiscussionCharla Bizios Stevens
April 2012Know The Law: Responsibilities as a Director on a BoardJulie Richardson Morse
April 2012Know The Law: Patients Demanding to be Assisted by White Only Health Care ProvidersLinda S. Johnson
April 2012Healthcare Issues You Should Care AboutPatrick C. Closson
April 2012Know The Law: Construction Defects in Custom Built HomeJeremy T. Walker
March 2012Discharges Impacting the Great Bay Estuary: The Legal ProcessMichael J. Quinn
March 2012Condominium practice in NH and MA: what's the difference?David K. Moynihan
February 2012The Legislature at Work: How Might the Bills Being Introduced in Concord Shape Your Workplace?Jennifer L. Parent, Charla Bizios Stevens
February 2012Know The Law - Starting a New Hampshire LLCJohn M. Cunningham
February 2012Know The Law - New Federal Patent LawsJeremy T. Walker
February 2012Liability in the Construction Industry: How Does New Hampshire's Statutes of Limitations and Repose Limit Legal Exposure?Jeremy T. Walker
January 2012Know the Law - Clients' Sensitive Medical RecordsAlexandra T. Breed
January 2012What Employers Need to Know About the New Retirement Plan Fee and Expense Disclosure RulesJohn E. Rich, Jr.
January 2012Fiduciary Powers vs. Duties and Pretermitted HeirsRalph F. Holmes
January 2012Know The Law: Employer Confidentiality Policies May Violate LawJennifer L. Parent
January 2012Know The Law: Evergreen ClauseSteven J. Dutton
December 2011Cutting Edge Estate and Asset Protection PlansChristopher R. Paul
December 2011What You Don't Know Can Hurt YouCharla Bizios Stevens
December 2011Worker Classification Settlement Program Offered by IRS - Is It Too Good to be True?Charla Bizios Stevens
November 2011Evergreen Clauses: How Enforceable are "Automatic Renewal" Provisions?Steven J. Dutton
October 2011The Duties of Corporate Directors: A Timely ReminderJulie Richardson Morse
October 2011Understanding Certificates of Insurance: Proper Coverage of the Parties You Deal With Can Make or Break Your BusinessDavid K. Moynihan
October 2011Avoid Getting Clawed - A guide to understanding the "Cat's Paw Theory of Liability" in employment casesJennifer L. Parent, Charla Bizios Stevens
October 2011Closing the Loopholes: New Laws for in Terrorem (No Contest) Clauses in Wills and TrustsCharles A. DeGrandpre
September 2011Employers Beware: Pre-and Post-Shift Work May be Compensable Time for Non-Exempt Employees: Monitor Now or Pay a High Price LaterLinda S. Johnson
September 2011Know The Law - Internet Domain NamesJeremy T. Walker
August 2011Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Tax Exempt Status for Non-Profits - 08/2011Beth L. Fowler
July 2011United States Supreme Court Rejects Gender Bias Class Action Against Wal-Mart: Lessons for EmployersCharla Bizios Stevens
July 2011The Summer Workforce: Special Considerations for Seasonal BusinessCharla Bizios Stevens
July 2011Keeping the Vacation Home in the Family: Family Compound TrustsAlexandra T. Breed
July 2011Estate Planning for the Business OwnerChristopher R. Paul
July 2011Allowable Wage Deductions Law ExpandedLinda S. Johnson
May 2011Probate Litigation: Trusts: What is Material Purpose?Ralph F. Holmes
May 2011United States Supreme Court Extends Protection From Retaliation to Third PartiesJennifer L. Parent, Charla Bizios Stevens
May 2011United States Supreme Court Recognizes Cat's Paw Theory of Liability in Employment CasesJennifer L. Parent, Charla Bizios Stevens
May 2011Prenuptual Agreements: Not Just For RoyaltyR. David DePuy
May 2011Know The Law - End of Life Decisions- 05/2011Denis P. Dillon
April 2011Supreme Court Extends Retaliation Protection to Third PartiesJennifer L. Parent
April 2011United States Supreme Court Extends Retaliation Protection to Third PartiesJennifer L. Parent
April 2011Do You Need A Business Associate Contract?Kara J. Dowal
April 2011The Best Time to Review Your Estate Plan? RIGHT NOW.Alexandra T. Breed
April 2011Know The Law - Parents Can Disinherit Children - 04/2011Christopher R. Paul
March 2011Don't Let This Golden Window of Opportunity Close Before You Take ActionDenis P. Dillon
March 2011Will And Trust Contests: The Attorney-Client PrivilegeRalph F. Holmes
March 2011The 2010 Tax Relief Act and Portability: The "Death" of the Credit Shelter Trust?Christopher R. Paul
March 2011What the Heck is Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Anyway?William V.A. Zorn
March 2011Mandatory Self-Disclosure RuleMargaret R. Kerouac
March 2011Know The Law - Prenuptial Agreements - 03/2011Margaret R. Kerouac
February 2011Union Leader: Know The Law - Independent Contractors Filing for UnemploymentCharla Bizios Stevens
February 2011Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Estate Planning (Determining Capacity)- 02/2011Andrea L. Daly
February 2011Know The Law - Personal Guarantee of a Business Owner's Spouse? - 02/2011Jeremy T. Walker
February 2011There May Be More In That Contract Than You ThinkPatrick C. Closson
January 2011Is There a Bully in Your Workplace?Charla Bizios Stevens
January 2011Know The Law: Uniform Commercial Code - 01/2011Steven J. Dutton
December 2010A New Year's Resolution Worth Making For Your Family's SakeDenis P. Dillon
December 2010A Review of Fault Grounds and Defenses in New Hampshire Divorce ActionsMargaret R. Kerouac
December 2010Exactly What is a Disability?Charla Bizios Stevens
December 2010NH Steps Up Efforts to Ferret Out Employee MisclassificationCharla Bizios Stevens
November 2010Changes to Health Care Plans Effective January 1, 2011 - What Employers and Employees Need to KnowJohn E. Rich, Jr.
November 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW Withdrawing 401K Money for Hardship - 11/2010John E. Rich, Jr.
November 2010Probate Litigation Quiz: Statute of Limitations For Breach of Trust ClaimsRalph F. Holmes
October 2010Is Obesity a Disability?Charla Bizios Stevens
October 2010Which is Better For Your New Business - A Corporation or an LLC?John M. Cunningham
October 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - LLC Tax in New Hampshire - 10/2010John M. Cunningham
September 2010Converting Your Corporation to an LLC - Still a Good Idea?John M. Cunningham
September 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Bullying Behavior in Public Schools - 09/2010Linda S. Johnson
September 2010Electronic Data and Employee PrivacyJennifer L. Parent
September 2010Dealing with the New Anti-Bullying Law Requires More Than Just a PolicyLinda S. Johnson
September 2010A New Approach: Utility System Development ChargesDick A. Samuels
August 2010Which Way is the Wind Blowing on Small Wind Energy Systems?Thomas W. Hildreth
August 2010Are Competitors Luring Internet Traffic to Their Websites Using Your Trademarks?Jeremy T. Walker
August 2010Understanding the Due Diligence Process Today Helps Position Businesses for Successful Transactions TomorrowJohn Bentas
August 2010Raising Capital - A Securities Law Trap for the UnwaryJohn Bentas
August 2010Choosing the Right LLC Act: Massachusetts vs. DelawareJohn M. Cunningham
August 2010Estate and Gift Issues, Opportunities and Pitfalls in 2010Ryan J. Swartz, William V.A. Zorn
July 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Lake Front Property Enhancements - 07/2010Gregory H. Smith
July 2010Beware: Improper Patent Marking Could Be CostlyJeremy T. Walker
July 2010Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold 'Em; Is Your Company Ready for a Litigation Hold?Jennifer L. Parent
July 2010The Role Of ESOPs In Private Equity DealsSteven M. Burke
June 2010Health Care Reform Passed; What New Hampshire Employers Need to Know NowJohn E. Rich, Jr.
June 2010Seacoast Online: What to do When a Client Becomes Mentally Impaired - 6/2010Andrea L. Daly
June 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - CISG (Convention on International Sale of Goods) - 06/2010Julia A. Schappals
June 2010Know The Law - "Linked In"Charla Bizios Stevens
May 2010Towns are on the ClockThomas W. Hildreth
May 2010There Is No Such Thing As A Free EmployeeAdam M. Hamel
May 2010Minding your state of businessJohn Bentas
May 2010Consider an ESOP as the buyer of choice for your company in a Recovering EconomySteven M. Burke
May 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Slow Paying Customers- 05/2010Daniel J. Norris
May 2010Why Smart Couples Create PrenupsMargaret R. Kerouac
May 2010Preparing the Small Business for SaleMichael B. Tule
May 2010Review of 2009 Massachusetts Tax DevelopmentsRichard M. Stone
April 2010Workplace Investigations - No Such Thing as an Informal ComplaintJennifer L. Parent
April 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Preserve Patent Rights in the United States and Foreign Countries- 04/2010Scott C. Rand
March 2010Be Smart About SmartphonesAdam M. Hamel
March 2010Independent Contractor or Employee? Proper Classification of Workers is CriticalCharla Bizios Stevens
March 2010Is the LLC Still Right for You?Patrick C. Closson
March 2010Is Alimony Reform on the Horizon? Pending Legislation Suggests that Changes May be AheadCharla Bizios Stevens
February 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Blackberry Usage for Non-Exempt Employees Outside Working Hours - 02/2010Adam M. Hamel
February 2010E-Verify + Stem Degree = Possible Workaround to Shortage of H-1BSThomas W. Hildreth
January 2010State and Federal Legislatures Expanding Benefits For Working FamiliesCharla Bizios Stevens
January 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Child Support Modification -01/2010Margaret R. Kerouac
January 2010Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW: Trademark and Logo Infringements - 01/2010Mark A. Wright
December 2009Correcting Misunderstandings About the New LLC Interest and Dividends TaxDick A. Samuels
December 2009Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Collaborative Law - 12/2009Margaret R. Kerouac
December 2009Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Non-Profits Sharing Profits - 12/2009Rolf E. Goodwin
December 2009OSHA Targets Under-reporting of Injuries and Illnesses in Certain IndustriesLinda S. Johnson
November 2009Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Separation Agreement from Company - 11/2009Linda S. Johnson
November 2009Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Notifying Patients of Theft Under HIPAA - 11/2009Kara J. Dowal
October 2009Traps to Avoid in Cutting Payroll Costs - No Such Thing as a Free RideCharla Bizios Stevens
September 2009Massachusetts Legislation to Watch on Non-competes and Trade SecretsAdam M. Hamel, Jennifer L. Parent
September 2009Overview of the New Massachusetts 'Stretch' Energy CodeDavid K. Moynihan
August 2009The Economic Stimulus Law's Impacts on HIPAAKara J. Dowal
August 2009Unwary Employers May Be Exposed To Potential Discrimination Claims By Workers With Care Giving ResponsibilitiesAdam M. Hamel
August 2009New Hampshire Legislature Legalizes Same Sex Marriage: How Should Employers Prepare?John E. Rich, Jr., Charla Bizios Stevens
July 2009THE LEDBETTER FAIR PAY RESTORATION ACT: Has it Changed the Way Employment Law is Practiced?Charla Bizios Stevens
July 2009Preparing for Trial: Thirty Days and Counting - A Second LookBruce W. Felmly
June 2009THE ADA AT WORK: Disability Discrimination Claims are on the Rise and the Evidence Takes Many FormsCharla Bizios Stevens
May 2009Stimulus Includes HR Challenges: Economic Stimulus Plan expands COBRA benefitsCharla Bizios Stevens
April 2009Landlord consent and waiver: What landlords need to knowDavid K. Moynihan
April 2009Stimulus Package Expands COBRA Benefits: HR and Benefits Managers Must Take Immediate Steps to RespondCharla Bizios Stevens
March 2009The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy EfficiencyGregory H. Smith
March 2009New Hampshire Family Trust CompaniesDick A. Samuels
March 2009Fair pay act expected to make way for further federal legislationCharla Bizios Stevens
February 2009New Hampshire's Prescription Information Confidentiality Act Survives Constitutional Attack - For NowBill A. Glahn, III
February 2009Collaborative Law Comes of AgeCharla Bizios Stevens
January 2009NH Adopts Domestic Asset ProtectionWilliam V.A. Zorn
January 2009Romance in the Workplace: The "Love Contract"Jennifer L. Parent
January 2009Anti-Harassment Policy Is The Best DefenseJennifer L. Parent
January 2009Recession Realities Of Benefit PlansJohn E. Rich, Jr.
December 2008Wage Violations can be a Costly MistakeLinda S. Johnson
November 2008Preventing Disruptive, Threatening and Violent Behavior in the WorkplaceJennifer L. Parent
November 2008TO BE OR NOT TO BE: Postnuptial Agreements in New HampshireCharles A. DeGrandpre
October 2008Massachusetts Business Owners Will Soon Be Able to Better Protect Assets by Moving Trusts to New Hampshire (Published in Boston Business Journal, October 17, 2008)William V.A. Zorn
October 2008Gun clubs, ranges face enviro consequencesBarry Needleman
September 2008Healthcare Review: Therapists and the Law - What you need to know - 9/2008Andrea L. Daly
September 2008Top 10 Best Practices for I-9 Compliance PoliciesThomas W. Hildreth
July 2008Business BreakupsPatrick C. Closson
July 2008Teens Hit The Workforce: Are You Ready For The Summer Influx of Young Workers?Charla Bizios Stevens
June 2008Federal Trade Commission Issues Revised Franchise RuleAnthony Delyani
June 2008Landmark Genetic Non-Descrimination Legislation Becomes LawCharla Bizios Stevens
May 2008NH Employees Protected from Sexual Orientation DiscriminationJennifer L. Parent
May 2008"Personnel Files" May be Broader Than You ThinkLinda S. Johnson
April 2008Bar News: Working with Therapists - What You Need to Know - 4/2008Andrea L. Daly
March 2008Avoiding Legal Traps in Health Care Growth with Non-ProfitsRolf E. Goodwin
March 2008Where Does the Physician's Duty to Warn End?Charla Bizios Stevens
February 2008Mark Your Calendars and Call Your Congressmen: The H-1BS are Coming... But Not For LongThomas W. Hildreth
February 2008Do's Don'ts and How To's of Employment Background ChecksLinda S. Johnson
December 2007Going Solar In New HampshireGregory H. Smith
December 2007Your Duty As A Healthcare Professional To Report Elder AbuseScott H. Harris
December 2007Verbal Bonus Promise Proves Costly to EmployerLinda S. Johnson
December 2007Creating and Managing a Diverse Team of EmployeesCharla Bizios Stevens
July 2007Employers Protecting Against Employee Blogging RisksJennifer L. Parent
June 2007NH Bar Question of Law: Prenuptial AgreementsMargaret R. Kerouac
June 2007Minor Secrets, Major Headaches: Psychotherapeutic Confidentiality After BergDavid Wolowitz
May 2007New Race Discrimination Case Potentially Imposes New Obligations On Human Resource ProfessionalsCharla Bizios Stevens
May 2007The Impact of the New Hampshire Civil Union Law on Employee BenefitsJohn E. Rich, Jr.
May 2007New Hampshire's Modern Plan For Trust ManagementMary Susan Leahy
February 2007Pension Protection Act of 2006 Provides Employers More Opportunities to Help Employees Save For RetirementJohn E. Rich, Jr.
November 2006Using An IRA For Charitable Giving, A New OpportunitySteven M. Burke
September 2006Power of Attorney Accountability Thwarts 'License to Steal'Ralph F. Holmes
September 2006Charitable And Educational Organizations Take Notice: New Hampshire's Law Against Discrimination May Now Apply To YouCharla Bizios Stevens
August 2006Selling Your Business, The Inside DealPatrick C. Closson
August 2006Flood Damage Insurance Coverage: New Hampshire Law Provides Powerful Tool For PolicyholdersMichael J. Quinn
August 2006New Law Allows Employee Leave For Court ProceedingsJennifer L. Parent
June 2006Planning Ahead To Address Environmental Issues In Your CommunityBarry Needleman
June 2006Liability in the Construction Industry: How Long are Design Professionals and Contractors Exposed in New Hampshire?Jeremy T. Walker
May 2006The Anna Nicole Smith Decision and Estate LitigationRalph F. Holmes
April 2006A Review of the New Hampshire Supreme Court's Decision In the Matter of Eugene Berg and Kathleen Quigley BergDavid Wolowitz
March 2006Top 10 List of Suggested New Year's Resolutions for New Hampshire CompaniesThomas W. Hildreth, Dick A. Samuels
March 2006Today's Top 10 List: Ways To Avoid Human Resource ClaimsCharla Bizios Stevens
March 2006Effective Risk Management: Avoid Human Resource Claims By Training Your ManagersCharla Bizios Stevens
September 2005Representation of Clients in Same Sex Parenting Disputes: Too Many Questions, Too Few AnswersCharla Bizios Stevens
September 2005Frequently Asked Questions about Parenting after DivorceMargaret R. Kerouac
August 2005Employers Beware: Rights of Undocumented Workers to Damages Upheld by New Hampshire Supreme CourtCharla Bizios Stevens
May 2005How Family-Owned Construction Firms Can Plan for SuccessionDaniel J. Norris
May 2005Passing the BatonRolf E. Goodwin
May 2005New Hampshire's New Trust Act A Boon To Local BusinessesMary Susan Leahy
April 2005Duties Of Retirement Plan Fiduciaries In The Wake Of Mutual Fund SettlementsJohn E. Rich, Jr.
February 2005Finding CERCLA Potentially Responsible Parties: Going Beyond The BasicsBarry Needleman
January 2005The Best Defense to Construction Litigation - Don't Get SuedDaniel J. Norris
October 2004"What Lessons can be learned from Google's Dutch Auction?," New Hampshire Business ReviewThomas W. Hildreth
October 2004"The Economics of H-1Bs: A Call to Strengthen the System," FindLaw.comThomas W. Hildreth
October 2004The Anatomy of a Business Sale Term SheetDaniel J. Norris
October 2004Real Estate FinancePeter B. Rotch
October 2004Self-Reporting Environmental Violations: When And How To Do ItBarry Needleman
October 2004Obtaining Insurance Coverage For Environmental LiabilitiesBarry Needleman
October 2004Google's Dutch Auction IPO: Is There a Take Away Lesson for the Rest of Us?Thomas W. Hildreth
June 2004COBRA Notice Regulations FinalizedJohn E. Rich, Jr.
April 2004Final Paycheck Deduction For Advanced Vacation Time Held To Violate NH LawLinda S. Johnson
April 2004NH Law May Give Age Discrimination Protection For YoungCharla Bizios Stevens
April 2004Showing Compliance With Employment Eligibility Verification RequirementsThomas W. Hildreth
March 2004Effective Risk Management: Responding To Complaints Of Sexual HarassmentCharla Bizios Stevens
January 2004Probate Litigation: Ten Lessons For Estate PlannersRalph F. Holmes
January 2004The Delaware Series Limited Liability Company: An Untested Asset FirewallDaniel J. Norris
December 2003Protect Your Business From Employee FraudPeter D. Anderson
December 2003Mutual Fund Developments-What Should A Retirement Plan Fiduciary Do?John E. Rich, Jr.
December 2003Proposed Wetland Mitigation Rules Not Ready For Prime TimeGregory H. Smith
November 2003Tax Treatment Of Health Care Benefits For Domestic Partners - ClarifiedBeth L. Fowler
October 2003Corporate Officers May be Personally Liable For Unpaid WagesLinda S. Johnson
August 2003Court Follows EEOC's Broad Definition Of SupervisorJennifer L. Parent
May 2003Every Drop of Water Does CountBarry Needleman
January 2003New 2003 Federal Tax Bill Offer Better Benefits for BusinessesBeth L. Fowler
August 2002FMLA Notice Requirements Following High Court RulingJennifer L. Parent
January 2002The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: New Criminal Liability for Destruction of Corporate DocumentsBill A. Glahn, III
January 2002Sarbanes-Oxley May Apply To Your Company After AllBill A. Glahn, III
January 2002Regulatory Update: New Federal Regulations Require Amendments of Your SPCC PlansBarry Needleman
January 2002Enforcement: Advantages to Self-ReportingBarry Needleman
March 2001New Domain Name Dispute Policy a Boon to Trademark OwnersMark A. Wright
January 2001Contracts for Meeting Space - A Little Caution In Advance Will Go A Long WayDick A. Samuels
December 2000Beware The "Precautionary Principle"Gregory H. Smith
May 2000Protecting the "look and feel" of your website: Intellectual Property ConsiderationsMark A. Wright
January 2000Subsidiary Vs. Parent: Utility Environmental Contribution Claims Against Historic Holding Company ParentsBarry Needleman
January 2000New law provides favorable tax treatment for successful plaintiffs of unlawful discrimination casesBeth L. Fowler
January 2000The New Hampshire Supreme Court Changes Rules for Shareholder Suits in Closely Held CorporationsBill A. Glahn, III
January 2000Limited Liability Companies in New HampshireSteven M. Burke
January 2000Tax Issues With Elder CareJohn E. Rich, Jr.
January 2000Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Trusts: Benefits for Closely Held Businesses and Business OwnersSteven M. Burke
January 2000Protect Your Business From the Consequences of Departing EmployeesDavid Wolowitz
January 2000Put Your Commission Agreements In WritingLinda S. Johnson
January 2000What Employers Should Know About New Hampshire's Two Hour Reporting RuleLinda S. Johnson
January 2000Improving Your Environmental ComplianceBarry Needleman
January 2000Federal Law Clarification of Lender LiabilityGregory H. Smith
January 2000Recent Developments in Environmental LawBarry Needleman, Gregory H. Smith
January 2000State Unveils Draft Policy On Natural Attenuation of Contaminated SitesGregory H. Smith
January 2000Old Insurance Coverage Protects in "Long Tail" Environmental Liability CasesMichael J. Quinn, Gregory H. Smith
January 2000Water Regulation Coming To The ForefrontGregory H. Smith
January 2000Preparing For And Handling Environmental InspectionsBarry Needleman
January 2000Land Development and Conservation: Why Not Both?Rolf E. Goodwin
January 2000Sensible Water Policy for New HampshireGregory H. Smith
January 2000Environmental Issues in Real Estate TransactionsBarry Needleman
January 2000Selecting Good TrademarksMark A. Wright
January 2000How To Protect Trade Secret Information In Computer Programs When Seeking Copyright RegistrationMark A. Wright
January 2000The Best Kept Secret - Is a "Trade Secret!"Mark A. Wright
January 2000To Link Or Not To Link - That Is The QuestionMark A. Wright
January 2000PATENT 101 - When Should You File Your Patent Application?Mark A. Wright
January 2000Maximize The Intellectual Property Rights in Your Domain Name - Use it as a Trademark/Service MarkMark A. Wright
January 2000Cease-and-Desist Letters: What to Do When Your Business is Accused Of Patent InfringementJeremy T. Walker
January 20003 Volume Treatise on New Hampshire Probate Law and ProcedureCharles A. DeGrandpre
January 20001 Volume Treatise on New Hampshire Wills, Trusts and GiftsCharles A. DeGrandpre
January 2000International Wills ActCharles A. DeGrandpre
October 1999Global Trademark Strategy - European Community TrademarkMark A. Wright
October 1999Most Residential Real Estate Transactions Now Affected By Federal Lead PaintMichael J. Quinn
October 1999Never Overlook Insurance Coverage For Environmental ClaimsBarry Needleman
October 1999Meta-Tags, Hidden Text, and Initial Interest Confusion: A new wave of trademark infringement cases that owners and operators of websites should know aboutMark A. Wright
October 1999Patentability of Business MethodsMark A. Wright
September 1999Protecting Your Trademark or Service Mark From Infringing Domain NamesMark A. Wright
September 1999Federal Registration of your Trademark or LogoMark A. Wright
February 1999Choosing A Trademark or Corporate LogoMark A. Wright
December 1997Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back Into The Water: Private PropertyGregory H. Smith

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At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

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McLane Middleton is made up of more than 90 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has four offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.