Mar 31, 2014
Fahey to Join AARP New Hampshire as State Director
Noted long-time Orr & Reno director and shareholder Todd Fahey will join AARP New Hampshire as State Director. The announcement was made for O&R by Peter F. Burger, president of the Concord law firm.
Fahey has extensive experience as general legal counsel to for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including charitable trusts and private foundations. As a state-appointed special trustee, he recently led a successful effort to reorganize the Tri County Community Action Program, Inc., after the critical North Country social services agency encountered financial and other difficulties in December of 2012. “Todd’s work on Tri-CAP was one of Orr & Reno’s most significant projects in 2013,” says Burger. “Thanks to him, large numbers of North Country residents are continuing to receive essential services. Todd served in effect as the foundation’s interim CEO and governing board for more than 12 months and, through strenuous effort, stabilized the organization. He really drew on all of the skills he developed in his years of practice—and was the right person for the job.”
In addition to his work with nonprofit organizations, Fahey focused on a variety of legal practice areas, including construction, commercial matters, real estate, education, religious organizations, and probate litigation. He recently partnered with Concord’s NH Center for Nonprofits to launch I.N.C. for Nonprofits, a suite of legal services designed to meet the needs and budgets of nonprofit organizations.
“We’re going to miss Todd,” says Burger. “He has uncommon loyalty, and I know he labored over the decision to accept the position with AARP. But in the end he concluded—and I agree—that this is an opportunity that suits his talents perfectly. As for us, I think Todd’s move is evidence once again of how Orr & Reno alumni effect positive change in our world.”
Fahey is a co-trustee of the Madelaine G. von Weber Trust, a New Hampshire private charitable foundation; the trustee of the Simpson Ashcroft Trust, a private foundation that awards scholarships to students in nursing and medicine in the greater Manchester area; and a trustee of Catholic Charities New Hampshire He has served on numerous other nonprofit and other boards. He earned an A.B. in English from Columbia College, Columbia University; and a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.
Mar 28, 2014
Jeremy Eggleton Elected Orr & Reno Shareholder
Orr & Reno is pleased to announce that Jeremy D. Eggleton
has been elected as a shareholder and director of the firm.
Jeremy practices with the firm's litigation department, working on a wide range of matters such as contract, land use, association governance, partition, employment, family law, civil rights, negligence, and constitutional litigation. He joined Orr & Reno in 2007.
Mar 17, 2014
Goldwasser to Join Panel Examining SB 99
Orr & Reno attorney Rachel A. Goldwasser
will participate as a panelist in an upcoming meeting of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section. Meredith Hatfield (Director of the NH Office of Energy and Planning) will lead a panel discussion on the results of the SB 99 Energy Facility Siting Study and ongoing legislative activities related to the subject.
The event will be held at 12:00 p.m. on March 19, 2014 at the New Hampshire Bar Center.
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.