Exeter Business Lawyers

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Francis F. Lane
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Francis F. Lane
Exeter, NH Business Law Attorney with 40 years of experience
(603) 778-3900 19 Hampton Road
Exeter, NH 03833
Business, Divorce, Landlord Tenant and Municipal
New England Law | Boston
During the course of his legal career, Attorney Lane has had extensive experience successfully representing clients who have sustained bodily injuries and damages as the result of motor vehicle accidents, accidents involving trucks, bicycles and motorcycles, as well as slip and fall accidents, construction injuries, dog bites and various claims caused by the negligence of others. Lane Law Offices has also developed a large family Law practice and respected reputation representing clients in divorce and separation proceedings, as well as the broad range of domestic issues including child custody, parental rights, child support, alimony, adultery and fault claims, asset division...
Keith Anthony Dias
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Keith Anthony Dias
Kingston, NH Business Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(603) 540-9177 10 Winslow Park Road
Kingston, NH 03848
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Keith A. Dias is an Attorney and Counselor at Law admitted to practice in before all NH Courts. Attorney Dias is focused largely on Family law matters and routinely handles cases involving divorce, parenting issues, child support, alimony, property division, paternity, adoption, guardianship and domestic violence. he also handles Chapter 7, personal bankruptcies and small business law matters, including formations. Attorney Dias uses the common-sense approach and makes every effort to cost-effectively resolve the matters he handles. Attorney Dias is an aggressive trial lawyer when the need arises. Dias Law, PLLC is a client-centered practice. Each individual matter is unique, so...
Lawrence Scott Forsley
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Lawrence Scott Forsley
Hampton, NH Business Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(603) 926-5057 One Park Avenue
Suite 6-1
Hampton, NH 03843
Business, DUI, Divorce and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Michelle LaCount
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Michelle LaCount
Rye, NH Business Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(603) 964-1414 681 Wallis Road
Rye, NH 03870
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
New England Law | Boston
Michelle has been practicing law in the state of New Hampshire since 1990 with an emphasis on commercial real estate law and business law. She has represented commercial banks and other lenders in numerous loan transactions. For her clients she has handled complex construction and term loans, loan workouts, restructurings, foreclosures and evictions. Projects include secured loans on student housing, apartment complexes, mixed-use, office, and commercial retail developments. She is experienced in the 1031 exchange process which offers significant benefits to commercial real estate developers and investors. The 1031 exchange process permits the deferral of taxes while allowing for...
Maureen A. Howard
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Maureen A. Howard
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(603) 431-2324 One New Hampshire Avenue
Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Maureen Howard is a partner at Howard & McBeath PLLC, a full-service law firm serving clients throughout New Hampshire. The firm provides advocacy in the areas of: Estate Planning, (Wills and Trusts), Social Security, Immigration Law, Family Law, Mediation, Guardianships, Probate, QDRO's, and Landlord-Tenant matters. Her practice focuses on Social Security claims, family law, landlord-tenant disputes, immigration questions, Wills, Trusts, and probate. She has practiced extensively in the district courts, superior courts, probate courts, and family courts throughout the state. Although part of her practice is in the area of divorce and post-divorce litigation, including child support,...
Earl L. Kalil Jr.
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Earl L. Kalil Jr.
Rye, NH Business Law Attorney with 45 years of experience
(603) 964-1414 681 Wallis Road
Rye, NH 03870
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Tax
University of Florida
Earl has practiced law in New Hampshire for over forty years. In 1973, Earl received his law degree from the University of Florida Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. Following law school, he was a law clerk for the Florida Superior Court, and taught constitutional law and legal writing at his alma mater. Before entering private practice, Mr. Kalil served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps for five years. Today, Earl focuses on personal relationships with clients by providing guidance, legal knowledge and closure to...
Joseph R Russell
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Joseph R Russell
Rye, NH Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(603) 964-1414 681 Wallis Road
Rye, NH 03870
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Tax
Joe represents both businesses and individuals in a variety of litigation and transactional matters though a significant portion of his practice is devoted to complex trusts and estates. His expertise includes asset protections, special needs, Medicaid, and specialized trusts for clients and probate administration. Joe helps clients achieve their goals by listening closely to their individual needs.

Prior to joining Kalil & LaCount, Joe’s practice focused on representing creditors in commercial litigation matters and real estate law. During law school, Joe attended an intensive program at the University of Rome focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiating International Business Transactions. He...
Patrick E Donovan
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Patrick E Donovan
Salem, NH Business Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(603) 893-1177 23 Main Street
Salem, NH 03079
Business, Criminal and DUI
Boston College Law School
Attorney Patrick Donovan has more than 17 years of trial court experience litigating criminal and civil cases in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. As a former New Hampshire Department of Justice homicide prosecutor, and a private practitioner, Attorney Donovan has tried dozens of high profile, complex cases, as well as countless DWI/OUI, felony, misdemeanor and small business and commercial disputes. We pride ourselves in delivering the experience and knowledge of a large firm, with the efficiencies and attention of a small firm.
Kirsten Wilson
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Kirsten Wilson
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(603) 501-0301 600 State Street
Suite 4
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Criminal, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Kirsten Wilson is a nationally-respected trial lawyer and former New Hampshire State and County prosecutor. Kirsten represents individuals and businesses in civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts.

She served for over twelve years as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Hampshire and Assistant County Prosecutor in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She has successfully tried hundreds of major criminal cases including murder, sex crimes and drug offenses. Kirsten led the team that prosecuted the first capital murder case tried in New Hampshire since 1959. She has practiced at two of New Hampshire’s most-respected law...
John K. Bosen
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John K. Bosen
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(603) 427-5500 96 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business and Real Estate
Suffolk University Law School
Christopher E. Ratte
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Christopher E. Ratte
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(603) 610-7126 1950 Lafayette Road
Suite 103, Box 9
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Christopher E. Ratte is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Maine with over ten years of legal experience. Mr. Ratte is a sole legal practitioner and a principal owner of Beacon Title & Escrow Services, LLC. His legal practice concentrates on commercial and residential real estate matters, small business start-up and counseling, and civil litigation in state and federal court. Beacon Title is a licensed title insurance agency providing real estate closing services for banks and other mortgage lenders. Mr. Ratte's key to success is his personalized client service and creative problem solving approach to the...
Todd Stevens
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Todd Stevens
Dover, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 749-6400 340 Central Avenue, Suite #203
Dover, NH 03820
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Connecticut School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Todd Stevens represents individuals and families throughout Strafford and the surrounding New Hampshire counties. His primary areas of practice are divorce, child custody, estate planning, family law, civil litigation and personal injury.
Christopher Roundy
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Christopher Roundy
Dover, NH Business Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(603) 743-4800 42 Littleworth Rd
Dover, NH 03820
Business, Administrative, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Stephani J. Roundy Knights
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Stephani J. Roundy Knights
Dover, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 743-4800 42 Littleworth Road
Dover, NH 03820
Business, Administrative, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
The George Washington University Law School
Kevin C. Devine Esq.
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Kevin C. Devine Esq.
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney
(603) 766-4944 One New Hampshire Avenue
Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business
Robert Steven Span
Brentwood, NH Business Law Attorney with 44 years of experience
(310) 804-3043 31 Peabody Dr
Brentwood, NH 03833
Business, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
Yale Law School and Yale University Law School
Joseph Michael Girard
Newmarket, NH Business Law Attorney with 65 years of experience
(603) 659-1190 PO Box 308
Newmarket, NH 03857
Business and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and USC Law School
Steven Slovenski Esq
Newmarket, NH Business Law Attorney
(603) 659-3600 125 Main St
Newmarket, NH 03857
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Daniel Hartley Esq
Hampton, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 926-6336 459 Lafayette Rd
Hampton, NH 03842
Business and Bankruptcy
Shenanne Tucker Esq
Hampton, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 926-9333 1 Merrill Industrial Dr
Hampton, NH 03842
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Raymond G. Arner
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(617) 488-8160 1 New Hampshire Ave Ste 350
Pease Int'l Tradeport
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
School of Law
Michael Bolduc Esq
Dover, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 742-5222 561 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820
Business and Tax
Nancy Oliver
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 559-2700 100 International Drive
Suite 363
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Employment, Immigration and International
School of Law
Edward Borras
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(603) 430-5340 185 International Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business and Energy
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Paul Allen Scoff
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(603) 430-5333 185 International Dr
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Securities
University of Houston Law Center
Simone Masse Esq
Dover, NH Business Law Attorney
(603) 749-5535 180 Locust St
Dover, NH 03820
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sarah Wilkinson Esq
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney
(603) 559-9300
Ext. 101
600 State St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business and Real Estate
David Barrett Hirsch
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(603) 501-0364 454 South St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business and Criminal
Sharon McNamara Esq
Dover, NH Business Law Attorney
(603) 740-2840 789 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820
Business, Family, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Scott Ethan Pueschel
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(603) 433-6300 1 New Hampshire Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business
Jonathan Paul Wilkinson
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(603) 559-9300 600 State St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business and Environmental
Pace Law School
Daniel C. Hoefle
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney with 38 years of experience
(603) 436-0666 PO Box 4480
127 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03802
Business and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Bradley Lown Esq
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney
(603) 431-1993 439 Middle St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Jason Michael Sullivan
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(603) 433-1325 PO Box 22422
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Sharon Ann Borak
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(310) 503-7629 51 Islington St Unit 201
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Timothy Coughlin Esq
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 431-1993 439 Middle St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Divorce and Family
George Venci Jr
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(603) 422-0707 155 Fleet St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business
Edmond John Ford
Portsmouth, NH Business Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(603) 433-2002 10 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
John A. Korbey
Derry, NH Business Law Lawyer
(603) 434-4125 23 Birch Street
Derry, NH 03038
Business
Robert S. Stephen
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Robert S. Stephen
(877) 663-1007 582 Chestnut St
Manchester, NH 03104
Free ConsultationManchester, NH Business Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Suffolk University Law School
Personal injury attorney Robert Stephen delivers successful results for clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts by assisting them in receiving the compensation they deserve.
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