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The attorneys at Devine Millimet are proud to share their knowledge on important issues facing our community. Our lawyers actively provide articles and case stories on current news topics, important changes in employment law, laws that govern small businesses, intellectual property, healthcare updates, environmental issues, recent changes in New Hampshire tax laws, and more.

  • Environmental, Telecomm, Utilities & Energy Law: Environmental Enforcement:
    September 17, 2014
    By George Dana Bisbee for NH Bar News

    Any client facing the possibility of a significant state enforcement action must immediately appreciate – and take to heart – that environmental statutes authorize the state to assess enormous penalties (both civil and criminal) against violators.

  • Uncertainty around real estate transfer tax haunts property transfers
    November 01, 2013
    By Jason E. Cole and Justin T. Vartanian for New Hampshire Business Review

    New Hampshire’s real estate transfer tax is pretty straightforward for arm’s-length transfers of real estate, imposing a 1.5 percent aggregate tax (0.75 percent paid by buyer and seller) on the consideration paid for the property.

  • New state law changes I&D rules for some trusts
    September 20, 2013
    By Anu Mullikin for New Hampshire Business Review

    The tax that was historically imposed on non-grantor trusts is now eliminated

  • Environmental, Natural Resources & Utilities Law: Wetlands Mitigation: Changes on the Horizon
    September 20, 2013
    By Dana Bisbee and Kevin Baum for NH Bar News

    Environmental, Natural Resources & Utilities Law: Wetlands Mitigation: Changes on the Horizon

  • Compensation conundrum continues
    August 09, 2013
    By Jon B. Starkman and Maurice P. Gilbert for New Hampshire Business Review

    Recently enacted compensation deduction protections are not a free pass for business owners.

  • Winter 2013 Estate Planning Update
    January 01, 2013
    By Jennifer Rivett Schick, Esq. for Devine Millimet & Branch

    Tax planning in 2013.

  • ASK THE EXPERT: Proactively Protect Confidential Information
    October 03, 2011
    By Angela B. Martin, Esq. for Union Leader

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” If you are an employer, then protecting the confidentiality of your proprietary information – whether that information is stored in written materials, electronic form or memorized - can be critical to the success of your business.

  • What a Difference 3 Little Letters Can Make
    October 01, 2011
    By Angela B. Martin, Esq. for Business NH Magazine

    Your name is your brand and your face to the world. Yet even more important is how you classify your business, as that is the determining factor in how your company is taxed and what legal protections are given to company owners. Choosing the right type of business entity is one of the first major decisions—and most important—you will make in starting your business enterprise and consequentially warrants close examination.

  • Legislature Changes the New Hampshire Reasonable Compensation Burden of Proof
    August 12, 2011
    By Maurice Gilbert for New Hampshire Business Review

    On June 25, 2011, Senate Bill 125 (Chapter 207, Laws of 2011) was enacted into law. It makes several significant changes to the standards governing the compensation deduction under the Business Profits Tax for proprietorships, partnerships and limited liability companies.

  • The 'reasonable comp' balance of power
    May 20, 2011
    By Justin T. Vartanian for New Hampshire Business Review

    Business owners can breathe a little easier if either of the two "reasonable comp" bills currently before the Legislature becomes law.

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