Margaret R. Kerouac

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Phone: 603.223.9151
Email: mkerouac@orr-reno.com
Fax: 603.223.9051

Overview

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Margaret’s practice centers upon the private, creative and client-centered resolution of family matters primarily through mediation, negotiation, collaborative law and other settlement techniques, but with the recognition that litigation and trial are sometimes necessary to resolve family disputes. Margaret represents clients with substantial net worth, complex marital estates, businesses, professional practices, trust interests and diverse real estate holdings. She handles a variety of disputes relating to parenting rights, property valuation and division, support, divorce, modification and many other matters. Margaret is also experienced in the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Past Experience

From 2004 to 2012, Margaret was an elected leader of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section. She was also a founding member and chair of two collaborative practice groups and is a former member of the NH Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts and the Family Division’s Rules and Policy Groups. More recently, Margaret was appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct Committee. In those contexts, she collaborates with members of the judiciary and other practitioners on rules, policies of the courts and professional conduct/ethical matters. In her leadership role with the Family Law Section and as a founder and chair of collaborative law practice groups, Margaret managed groups and provided programs, services and information to numerous New Hampshire family law attorneys. Margaret is an active proponent of collaborative law and mediation in the divorce context.

Professional and Community Involvement

Professional Involvement

  • Member, New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee
  • Advisor, Board Member and Founding Member (2015), The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators
  • Member, New Hampshire Bar Association Committee on Cooperation with the Courts (2014 – 2015)
  • Founding Member and former co-chair, Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Founding Member and former co-chair, Central New Hampshire Divorce Professionals (Concord, NH Collaborative Practice Group)
  • Member of the Family Law Section of New Hampshire Bar Association (Elected to leadership of Section from 2004 to 2012, Chair 2008-2011, Co-Chair 2011-2012)
  • Member, Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire
  • Member, International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Member, New Hampshire Association for Justice (Formerly on Board of Governors)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association (Formerly on Board of Directors)

Honors & Distinctions

  • Appointed by Supreme Court to Professional Conduct Committee
  • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers 2015-2017 (Family Law, Collaborative Law, Arbitration)
  • Super Lawyers 2015-2017 (Family Law)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2009-2014, Family Law)
  • NITA Advocate
  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014-2016)
  • Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2005)
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