Nov 05, 2013
Winer Examines Workplace Privacy
Orr & Reno's Steven Winer
authored a guest post on the Leddy Group blog. The post examined recent state legislative efforts in the area of workplace privacy.
to read the post.
Nov 03, 2013
Orr & Reno Recognized For Prouty Support
The Norris Cotton Cancer Center acknowledged Orr & Reno's role as a sponsor of the 2013 Prouty at a recent sponsor recognition event.Judy Fairclough
represented the firm. She is joined in this photo by Jean Brown (executive director of the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center) and NCCC Director Mark Israel.
Nov 01, 2013
Perkins Presents Crowdfunding Seminar
Orr & Reno attorney Rebecca Perkins
recently examined the concept of crowdfunding, with a focus on legal issues including SEC regulation, the Jobs Act, and New Hampshire state law.
To view or download the presentation, click here
Oct 23, 2013
Eggleton Seminar to Examine Products Liability
Orr & Reno's Jeremy Eggleton
will present a seminar entitled "Products Liability in Retail and Manufacturing" in November.
Oct 08, 2013
The seminar will take place on November 19 at the new offices of Orr & Reno at 45 S. Main Street in Concord. There is no fee to attend. Continental breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.; presentation begins at 8:00 a.m.
Vermette and Violo to Present at NAFSA Conference
and Paula Violo
from Orr & Reno’s Immigration Practice will present at the NAFSA Region XI Conference in Stowe, Vermont on October 23, 2013.
Vermette will chair the session on Form I-9s: Responsibility, Compliance & Audits. Panelists include Susan Ellison from Dartmouth College, Leila Paje-Manalo from UNH, and Paula Violo from Orr & Reno.
Oct 02, 2013
Orr & Reno to Host Event Examining Online Promotions
Orr & Reno attorney Heidi Cole will host a morning seminar on October 15. The topic: how to run an online promotion without running afoul of the law.
Oct 02, 2013
For more information, and to register, click here
Perkins Joins WHC Board
Perkins' practice focuses on corporate transactions, commercial lending, nonprofit governance, and political giving and lobbying compliance programs. She holds degrees from Cornell Law School and Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Orr & Reno, Rebecca spent time in Senegal, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in small business development.
The Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast is an education and outreach initiative that hosts public forums and trainings to highlight solutions to the region’s housing challenges; provides municipalities with research and technical assistance to improve local housing policies; and provides developers with information and data to advance workforce housing projects.
Sep 25, 2013
Douglas Patch Joins Jordan Institute Board
The Jordan Institute, located in Concord, is a nonprofit organization widely known in New Hampshire for promoting energy-efficiency policy and projects in commercial buildings.
Patch’s legal-practice areas include energy law in particular as well as governmental relations, telecommunications law, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and environmental law.
The Institute was founded in 1995 as a research and policy initiative that explored the link between the environment, public health, and the economy. Over the years, its collective experience has grown to include energy policy, residential construction, engineering, project management, education, historic preservation of buildings, and architecture.
In addition to Patch’s ten years in private practice representing a variety of clients, he has 23 years of public-service experience, including a nine-year term as Chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, three years as an assistant attorney general, and six years as Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Safety.
As counsel for clients before administrative agencies, Patch has helped obtain regulatory approvals for electricity-generation plants, including wind farms and other generating facilities. He has also represented utilities and intervened in utility proceedings for various companies, organizations, and ratepayer groups. Through his ADR practice he has mediated and arbitrated issues related to the electric, telecommunications, and water industries as well as environmental matters. He has an active practice representing clients before the New Hampshire legislature.
In 2013 the Institute launched Resilient Buildings Group, Inc., an innovative for-profit subsidiary doing energy audits, monitoring and verification, commissioning, LEED certifications, and construction management — helping owners improve the comfort, durability, and sustainability of new and existing buildings while dramatically reducing their energy costs.
Sep 13, 2013
Neil Castaldo Rejoins Orr & Reno
Orr & Reno is proud to announce the return of Neil Castaldo
— one of the state’s best-known attorneys — to the Concord firm, where he first launched his career four decades ago. The announcement was made by Orr & Reno president Peter Burger.
“Over the years, Neil has been a friend and mentor to many of us, an esteemed colleague, and sometimes even opposing counsel. We’re delighted and honored that Neil is coming home to Orr & Reno.”
Castaldo’s work has focused on health care and corporate law, representing senior management and boards of trustees and directors.
At one time or another he has represented a majority of New Hampshire’s hospitals — helping solve problems in governance, strategic planning, compliance and regulatory issues, fraud and abuse, privacy, and intellectual property.
In the area of corporate law, Castaldo has helped develop solutions in matters involving family-owned businesses, transfers of control, investigations and audits, and mergers and acquisitions.
“Neil’s approach has always been straightforward and practical,” adds Burger. “He combines great business instinct with keen intellect in advising clients .”
Castaldo returns to Orr & Reno after serving since 2009 as Chief Legal Counsel and Advisor to the President at Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Earlier, he founded the New Hampshire offices of the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder of Providence, Rhode Island, and served on that firm’s management committee for many years. He first joined Orr & Reno in 1970.
Castaldo earned his Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1970, where he was Case Note Editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Associations and the American Health Lawyers Association and has been cited in Best Lawyers in America for his work in health care and corporate law.
In private life, Castaldo has served as Chairman of the Board of the Central New Hampshire Community Health Center, the Friends Program (a nonprofit organization that offers emergency housing, foster grandparenting, senior volunteer opportunities, and youth mentoring), New England College, and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.