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Patrick Closson, Steven Dutton and Jennifer Parent to Present at BIA Small Business Day

McLane Middleton attorneys Patrick C. Closson, Steven J. Dutton, and Jennifer L. Parent will be presenting at the Business & Industry Association’s Small Business Day webinar on February 12, 2021.

Their presentation, “Liability and Other COVID-19 Concerns for Small Businesses,” will explore pressing issues the pandemic has raised for small businesses like legal liability, and changes to paid family leave and paid sick time in the recently passed federal COVID-19 stimulus legislation.  The session will be moderated by David Creer, director of public policy of the BIA.

Patrick is chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and Healthcare Group.  He is a corporate and transactional lawyer who helps clients form, grow, and sell their businesses, and works with his clients to solve challenging problems with practical solutions. Patrick works with clients in five main areas: general corporate law, healthcare law matters, mergers and acquisitions, complex contracts, and succession planning.  Patrick can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Portsmouth offices at (603) 628-1457 or [email protected].

Steve is a director in the firm’s Litigation Department and is a member of the firm's Business Litigation and Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor's Rights Practice Groups. Steve concentrates his practice on all forms of business disputes, including contract claims, real estate issues, commercial evictions, tax matters, and creditor/debtor matters.  He has extensive experience representing large and small companies in all stages of litigation before administrative agencies, the New Hampshire Superior Court, the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the United States Federal District Court.  Steve can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1379 or [email protected].

Jennifer is a director and chair of the firm's Litigation Department.  She has over 24 years of experience litigating and resolving disputes for companies and business owners in a wide range of complex commercial cases and employment matters.  She has litigated in state and federal courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  Jennifer has represented companies in business litigation involving contracts, tortious interference, unfair competition, shareholder, real estate, tax abatement, eminent domain, leases, misrepresentation, and other business disputes.  She has represented employers in the areas of employment discrimination, executive termination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, contract, defamation, wages, trade secret, non-competition, and non-solicitation disputes.  Jennifer has also represented companies in employment and tax abatement matters at the agency level and conducted workplace trainings and discrimination/harassment investigations.  She is also a trained mediator with extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.  Jennifer can be reached in the firm’s Manchester, Woburn, and Boston offices at (603) 628-1360 or [email protected].

For additional information about this webinar, click here.

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