For more than 25 years I have advised clients on all aspects of real estate matters, including land development and financing of commercial, residential, and mixed-use properties. My experience also includes the acquisition, sale, leasing, permitting, and development of commercial real estate, as well as mortgage lending, foreclosures, and bankruptcy work. I am a licensed title agent in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts and enjoy resolving complex title issues.


The clients I help include banks, credit unions, developers, private lenders, limited liability companies, trusts, and individuals. With my counsel, the purchaser of a national drug store chain and strip mall successfully navigated a complex process involving a ground lease, national chain lease, assignments with several tenants, performance bonds, special permits, and various title restrictions. 

Another client was a lender in the financing purchase of a planned industrial park with new construction that required licensing for a meat packing plant, food distribution, and store front.

I am often called upon to act as local counsel to varied parties who need help seeking compliance with New Hampshire and Massachusetts conveyance and financing laws and zoning regulations.

My family and I often travel to the warm waters of the Caribbean. Reading, watching both American and European football, and entertaining friends are among my favorite past times.

Representative Matters

  • Represented purchaser of national drug store chain and strip mall. Property spanned two towns with complex title work involving ground leases, national chain lease, assignments with several tenants, performance bonds, special permits, and various restrictions.
  • Represented lender in the financing of an auto mall where several parcels of land involved national leasing and complex title work, involving curb cuts, access, and restrictions.
  • Represented lender in financing purchase of industrial park involving construction and build-outs, licensing requirements for meat packing, food distribution, and store front. Subsequent financing also provided for lender for additional construction updates.
  • Represented buyer to force specific performance under the purchase and sale agreement of a multi-family property, through financing of the acquisition of the parcel with the additional financing of several other parcels consisting of 34 residential units owned by the purchaser to finance the new acquisition.
  • Represented developer of 19 lot New Hampshire subdivision for purchase through permitting and attorney general approval. Resolved title matters and negotiation of financing with lender including 3 subdivisions. 
  • Represented landlord in the negotiation of commercial lease for trampoline park, addressing insurance and indemnification provisions.
  • Represented lender in initial purchase and construction financing of a golf course with residential lot development of 63 lots, resulting in award-winning golf course and housing complex.
  • Represented lender of well-known retail business in purchase of flagship store, involving permits and zoning compliance in the city of Boston.
  • Represented lender in the refinance in excess of 20 properties involving more than 50 units in one transaction for a developer involving condo conversions and removal from the condominium statue, various title, and tax issues. 
  • Represented lender in the acquisition of land and the construction of a nationally chartered day care facility to be leased by third party, needing to address the needs of the lender and the requirements of the corporate lessee.
  • Acted as local councel for a well-known department chain in a change of use for permitting with planning board and subsequent purchase of property.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "Real Estate Transactions: Avoiding the Top Mistakes," National Business Institute (NBI), June 20, 2018
  • "Learn the Basics of Real Estate Law and Conveyancing," New Hampshire Bar Association, September 14, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Manchester Development Corporation, Board Member
  • Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Londonderry, Member
  • NHCIBOR Cares Charity Association, Board Member
  • NHCIBOR - NH Commercial Investment Board of Realtors, Board Member
  • Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, Alternative Member


We Can Help You

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            Services & Industries

            Banking & Commercial Finance

            Business Finance

            Engineering & Construction Law

            Insolvency & Restructuring

            Real Estate

            Real Estate Development

            Real Estate for Businesses

            Bar Admissions

            Maine

            Massachusetts

            New Hampshire

            Education

            Suffolk University Law School, JD, 1992

            Rivier College, BS Paralegal Studies, 1986

            Awards & Affiliations

            New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar associations

            REBA (The Real Estate Bar Association)