Mar 06, 2014
Orr & Reno to Host Seminar on the Perils of Unlicensed Software
On April 14 at Orr & Reno's Concord offices, attorney Jeremy D. Eggleton
will present a seminar on the challenges posed by unlicensed software.
Mar 06, 2014
Perkins to Present at Meritas Annual Meeting
Orr & Reno attorney Rebecca E. Perkins
has been selected to present a seminar entitled “Crowdfunding—Additional Capital for Your Small Business?” at the 2014 Meritas Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. The session will take place on May 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
is a global alliance of independent, full-service law firms. Meritas law firms are well established in their local markets, with years of valuable practical experience in local laws and business customs. Their working knowledge of local cultural and jurisdictional issues typically exceeds that of most international law firms and facilitates positive and timely outcomes.
Orr & Reno is the association’s exclusive member in New Hampshire.
Feb 12, 2014
Peter Burger Joins NHPR Board
Orr & Reno president Peter F. Burger
has joined New Hampshire Public Radio's board of directors. Burger's three year term started on February 12, 2014.
Feb 01, 2014
Caroline Brown Joins Orr & Reno
Orr & Reno is pleased to welcome Caroline K. Brown as a new associate. She will serve in the firm’s Family Law practice area. The announcement was made today by Orr & Reno president Peter F. Burger.
Brown is a trial lawyer with a focus on divorce, family law, and criminal defense. Her extensive courtroom experience includes jury and bench trials throughout the state of New Hampshire.
Before joining Orr & Reno, Brown worked from 1999 to 2013 at the offices of the New Hampshire Public Defender (NHPD), representing individuals charged with homicides, felonies, misdemeanors, and motor vehicle offenses. While there, she also managed the NHPD offices at Laconia and Littleton.
Brown is a graduate of Denison University (1993) and Whittier Law School (1999). She graduated magna cum laude from Whittier and was a Center for Children’s Rights Whittier Law Fellow. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She is a member of the Central New Hampshire Collaborative Practice Group and the New Hampshire Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.
In addition to her professional work, Brown is an adjunct professor in American Government at Manchester Community College in Manchester. She recently served as a judge at St. Anslem College’s American Mock Trial Tournament.
Jan 27, 2014
Orr & Reno Welcomes Artist-in-Residence
Orr & Reno has selected the well-known painter Melissa Anne Miller as the firm’s artist-in-residence. The unusual announcement was made today by Orr & Reno president Peter F. Burger.
“This is a first, as far as we know,” says Burger. “Melissa is one of Concord’s most renowned and gifted artists — and we’ve invited her to use part of our third floor space as a studio.” Artist-in-residence programs are typically hosted by museums, universities, art galleries, municipalities, or other not-for-profit organizations.
“We’re delighted to have Melissa joining us,” adds Burger. “To my mind, this is going to be fun — and a real mark of Orr & Reno’s leadership in helping support the quality and energy of South Main Street as Concord’s Arts District.”
The firm recently moved to offices in a new “green” building on South Main. The building meets LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental design) certification standards and is, in addition, the home of the city’s leading independent bookstore. The neighborhood also boasts other artists’ studios, a performing arts center, an independent movie theater, a crafts league, a furniture makers’ association, restaurants, and more.
A native of Pennsylvania, Miller studied art at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and earned her Bachelor in Fine Arts from The Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, in 1987. She works principally in oil paints. Well known in New Hampshire for her light-filled scenes of the city, Miller is represented by McGowan Fine Art of Concord. Her art is held in numerous corporate and private collections—including Orr & Reno’s—and she has participated in many solo and group exhibitions throughout New England.
Jan 24, 2014
to read a related article from the Concord Monitor.]
Orr & Reno to host crowdfunding seminar in February
“Crowdfunding” has become a buzzword in recent months, and many New Hampshire entrepreneurs are looking for more information on what it might mean for their organizations. New federal rules will likely make it easier for small businesses to raise up to $1 million through crowdfunding.
If your business is considering raising capital or taking out a traditional loan, you will be interested in attending this presentation by Orr & Reno attorney Rebecca E. Perkins
. Learn more about the crowdfunding options that are currently available in New Hampshire, as well as new opportunities in the coming years.
Interested parties may include: business owners who are interested in additional capital; individuals who are interested in starting a business; startups that are looking to expand; and charitable, arts, or technology businesses/organizations.
Jan 15, 2014
Rebecca Perkins Accepted to Leadership Seacoast Class
Leadership Seacoast is an annual six-month experiential program, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It helps participants become more effective catalysts for positive change in their communities, exploring issues of justice, education, economic development, government, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture.
“We’re very proud of Rebecca,” says Burger. “Leadership Seacoast is an outstanding organization that has helped develop hundreds of community leaders who are making a real difference in our region.”
Founded in 1988, Leadership Seacoast is one of the oldest programs of its kind in America and has been called “eye-opening” and “transformational.”
Perkins joined Orr & Reno in January 2013 in the firm’s business law group. Her practice focuses on transactional and regulatory work. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Cornell Law School and has been admitted to the bar in New Hampshire, New York State, and the District of Columbia.
In addition to her professional work, Perkins chairs the board of directors of Natik, a humanitarian organization, and serves on the board of Portsmouth’s Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast. Earlier, she served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in small business development in Senegal, West Africa. She is a native of Stratham, New Hampshire.
Over the years, participants from more than 140 leading private, public, and nonprofit organizations have attended Leadership Seacoast, including the American Lung Association of NH, Ameriprise Financial, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, the City of Portsmouth, Irving Oil, Merrill Lynch, the NH Air National Guard, Phillips Exeter Academy, Northeast Utilities, the State of Maine, and Tom’s of Maine.