I have been practicing for more than 35 years, mostly in corporate and business litigation. Much of my experience is in real estate, eminent domain, and construction matters. Independently, I spend time mediating cases and sitting as an arbitrator. I am a past president of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New England Bar Association. New Hampshire Legal Services is another organization where I volunteer my time.
The clients I work with are large and small businesses, as well as individuals. Many of our clients are organizations with corporate control and organizational problems, as well as companies and individuals involved in the breakup or merger of their businesses.
One recent eminent domain case resulted in a $19 million verdict, the largest in state history. Over the years, I have tried hundreds of cases in numerous state and federal courts in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
As a bookworm, I dedicate at least an hour every day to reading. One little known fact about me is that I attended the Cordon Bleu in Paris, and I still love to cook. With a love for the ocean, I spend as much time as possible on the coast. I enjoy skiing, golfing, and occasionally spend a little time on the basketball court.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel for commercial real estate developer in eminent domain case resulting in $13,500,000 jury verdict.
  • Lead counsel for regional franchisee in litigation involving break up of joint venture and re-structuring of multi-level business.
  • Lead counsel for major medical center and teaching hospital in litigation involving its tax-exempt status.
  • Represent purchasers of two business units valued at $30 million in dispute over production and distribution channels.
  • Represent franchisors in dispute with regional franchisee of large geographic area.
  • Represent settlor of a charitable remainder trust in suit for mismanagement by institutional trustee.

Community Involvement

  • New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Past board member
  • New Hampshire Legal Advice and Referral Center, Past board member

We Can Help You

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            Washington & Lee University, JD, 1977

            Editor in Chief, Law Review

            St. Lawrence University, BA, 1970

            Awards & Affiliations

            New England Super Lawyers - Top Rated General Litigation Attorney (2007 - 2017)

            Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Commercial Litigation (2006), Construction Law (2016), Insurance Law (2015), Litigation/Construction (2015), and Litigation/Real Estate (2016).

            Named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Concord.

            Recognized and ranked in Chambers USA since 2003 as one of America's leading attorneys in General Commercial Litigation.

            AV® "Preeminent" Rating, the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

            Recognized as a New England Super Lawyer in the practice area of General Litigation since 2007.

            New England Bar Association, past President

            New Hampshire Bar Association, past President

            American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Law Office Management Section

            Former member, New Hampshire Judicial Council, created by the New Hampshire State Legislature

            Captain, U.S. Army, 1970-74