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NH Federal District Court

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NH Supreme Court

www.courts.state.nh.us

NH Superior Court

www.courts.state.nh.us

Family Division of NH Superior Court

www.courts.state.nh.us/fdpp

NH Legislature

www.gencourt.state.nh.us

NH Governor's Office

www.nh.gov/governor/

The following forms and questionnaires are provided for our clients' convenience. You may be asked to complete a form before meeting with one of our attorneys. Other forms are included because you may need to complete them during the course of our representation. We also provide as tools several links to other sites that may be on interest to you.

Questions? Call your lawyer.

Domestic Relations

Confidential Information Form
The information provided on this form is used by our domestic relations lawyers. Completing this form prior to meeting with your lawyer will save time, and assist case evaluation.

Immigration

Intake Questionnaire
This form will provide us with your background information

Information Checklist
This form identifies the documents you will need to collect and provide to our immigration specialists.

Request for Basic Information About the Employer and the Job Offer
This form requests information we will need about the employer sponsoring the employment visa.

Incorporation

Incorporation Worksheet
The information you provide on this worksheet will assist your lawyer in establishing a corporation.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Limited Liability Company Worksheet
The information you provide on this worksheet will assist your lawyer in establishing a limited liability company.

Business

Managing Mergers and Dissolutions
Todd Fahey. New Hampshire Bar Journal, Fall 2009.

The Effect of Recent Amendments to the New Hampshire Interest & Dividends Tax on Distributions From Your LLC
John Zaremba and Peter Burger March 2010

Easements Without Record—the Troll Under the Bridge of Your Title
Lecture (2012)

Internet Defamation and Business on the World Wide Web: Strategies for Success
Lecture (2011)

Crowdfunding (September 30, 2013)
Click here for PDF version of presentation.

Business Litigation: The Process and Pitfalls of Recovery

Lecture

Beware the risks of running online promotional contests
NHBR article "Beware the risks of running online promotional contests" by Jeffrey Spear and Heidi Cole (2013)

Courts

Expert Disclosures After the Exchange of Initial Reports
Jeffrey Spear. Published in New Hampshire Bar News, August 12, 2005.

In re Bordalo & Carter
164 N.H. 310 (2012)

Domestic Relations

A Practical Guide To Divorce In New Hampshire
Judith Fairclough. Published by MCLE New England, December 2009 (as supplemented in 2011)

Educational, Religious and Non-Profit Organizations

Beyond High School: A Guide to Your Rights and Responsibilities
Jennifer Eber. Published by New Hampshire Bar Association.

Employment

New Employment Laws – A Review of the 2004 Legislative Session and A Look at Current Bills
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in Business NH Magazine, May 2005.

Survey Of New Hampshire Privacy And Related Claims Against The Media
James Bassett and William Chapman. New Hampshire Chapter in MLRC’s 50-State Survey 2010-11: Media Privacy and Related Law, 2011.

Visa Options and Employment Contracts
Steven Winer. New Hampshire/Vermont Association of Medical Staff Services (4/16/10)

Retaining and Managing Your Most Difficult Employees
Steven Winer. Council on Education in Management Employment Law Update (11/1/06)

Employee Privacy Rights
Steven Winer. Council on Education in Management Employment Law Update (5/17/06)

Immigration Law Overview for New Hampshire Public Employers
Steven Winer. Primex Seminar Series (3/30/05)

Fundamental Issues in New Hampshire Human Resources Law
Steven Winer. National Business Institute seminar (3/22/04)

Energy and Telecommunications

State, Federal Funds Can Aid Efficiency Investments
NHBR article State, Federal Funds Can Aid Efficiency Investments by Rachel Aslin Goldwasser (2012)

Are smart meters spying on you?
NHBR article Are smart meters spying on you? by Douglas Patch (2012)

Legislature's Energy Plate Will Be Full in 2012
NHBR article Legislature's Energy Plate Will Be Full in 2012 by Douglas Patch (2012)

Shale Gas An Electric Industry Game-Changer
NHBR article Shale Gas An Electric Industry Game-Changer by Howard Moffett (2012)

The Importance of the PSNH Divestiture Debate
This article appeared in the New Hampshire Business Review's June 3, 2012 issue.

A Look At The Regulatory Process Large-Scale Wind Projects
NHBR article A Look At The Regulatory Process Large-Scale Wind Projects by Susan Geiger (2012)

China's Entry into US Wind
Project Finance International, April 2011, with Mitch Silk and Gary Lazarus

Shale Game Changer
Project Finance International, May 2011, with Mitch Silk and Gary Lazarus

Changes in a Changing World: Revitalizing New Hampshire's Downtowns through the Economic Revitalization Tax Credit
Dartmouth Law Journal, Vol. VII, Iss. 2 (Summer 2009)

Fundamentals of the site evaluation process

NHBR article Fundamentals of the site evaluation process by Douglas Patch (2013)

PSNH Should Exit Power Generation Business

NHBAR article PSNH Should Exit Power Generation Business by Douglas Patch (2013)

Plans to Expand Natural Gas Pipeline in New England Bring Opportunities
This article appeared in the New Hampshire Business Review, July 2013.

Two Studies Tackle Question of Economic Benefits of Northern Pass
This article appeared in the New Hampshire Business Review, October 2012

Transboundary Air Pollution: Enforcing the Clean Air Act
This article appeared in the New Hampshire Bar Journal, Vol. 42

Governmental Relations

Ensuring Consideration of the Public Interest in the Governance and Accountability of Regional Transmission Organizations
Michael H. Dworkin and Rachel Aslin Goldwasser, 28 Energy L.J. 543 (2007)

Revamping Dock Regulations in New Hampshire
This article appeared in the September 14, 2012 edition of the New Hampshire Bar Assocation's Bar News.

Health Care

VisaScreen Certification For Health Care Workers
Robin Vermette. January 2005

Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys
Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys, March 25, 2011 CLE presentation

Human Resources Workshop
Steven Winer. Monadnock Community Hospital (6/10/11)

Immigration

Selected Hot Employment Law and Employment Based Immigration Topics
Steven Winer. Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Legal Breakfast Series (1/26/10)

Life After OPT – Work Visas & The Green Card
Robin L.H. Vermette, updated annually

Legal Ethics and Malpractice

The Ethics of Using Technology in Legal Representation (January 2011)
Legal Ethics and Malpractice Group The Ethics and Professional Liability Practice Group provides a quarterly review of general topics of interest in the areas of lawyer ethics and professional liability.

The Ethics of Outsourcing Legal Work (April 2011)
Legal Ethics and Malpractice Group The Ethics and Professional Liability Practice Group provides a quarterly review of general topics of interest in the areas of lawyer ethics and professional liability.

Disclosing Privileged Communications To Defend A Grievance By A Non-Client (July 2011)
Legal Ethics and Malpractice Group The Ethics and Professional Liability Practice Group provides a quarterly review of general topics of interest in the areas of lawyer ethics and professional liability.

The Ethics of Conducting Privileged Communications with Clients Using Their Workplace Computers (October 2011)
Legal Ethics and Malpractice Group The Ethics and Professional Liability Practice Group provides a quarterly review of general topics of interest in the areas of lawyer ethics and professional liability.

Advancing Professionalism in the Twenty-First Century
This article appeared in the New Hampshire Bar Journal, Vol. 53

What to Say (And Not Say) When You Need A Lawyer
This article appeared in the Business New Hampshire Magazine, June 2011

Litigation

A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in New Hampshire
Jeremy Eggleton. Chapter 10, Attorney Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, and Chapter 11, Evidentiary Privileges, MCLE/New England (2011).

A Measure of Justice: The Special Court for Sierra Leone and the Development of Domestic and International Criminal Law
Jeremy Eggleton. Praxis, the Fletcher Journal of Human Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2007)

Court System's Struggles Should Worry Us All
Jeremy Eggleton. Concord Monitor, Dec. 14, 2008

Gilman Trust v. Lake Sunapee Properties, LLC
159 N.H. 26 (2009)

Burke v. Pierro
159 N.H. 504 (2009)

Mortgage Specialists v. Implode-Explode Heavy Industries, Inc.
160 N.H. 227 (2010)

One Beacon Insurance v. M&M Pizza, Inc.
160 N.H. 638 (2010)

Dealing with OSHA: Deciding Whether to Contest an OSHA Violation
James L. Laboe. Published in SafetyXChange, August 2005 (safetyxchange.org)

For the Good of the Public; For the Good of the New Lawyer
Pro Bono – For the Good of the Public; For the Good of the New Lawyer, New Hampshire Bar News, August 14, 2009

Real Estate

New Hampshire Section of Fifty-State Survey The Law of Eminent Domain
New Hampshire Bar Association (2012)

Brownfields in Action, Loosening the Liability Laws

Business NH Magazine, February, 1998

Business

If You Don't Think the Export Administration Regulations Apply to Your Business, Think Again, 1998
Peter F. Burger

Export Administration Regulations
Peter F. Burger Originally published in The CLA Advantage June 1998.

Courts

Please Be Careful With The Constitution: A Call for the Preservation of Judicial Independence
Hon. Walter L. Murphy and Martha Van Oot, “Please Be Careful With The Constitution: A Call for the Preservation of Judicial Independence,” New Hampshire Bar Journal (June 2001).

Employment

Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Employee Terminations
Attorney Jill Blackmer Originally published in The 2002 New Hampshire Law Handbook, Business NH Magazine, February 2002.

Can Your Company Benefit From An Employee Handbook?
Jennifer A. Eber January 1997

Defamation in the Workplace
Jill K. Blackmer and Gayle Morrell Braley Originally published in The CLA Advantage December 1998.

Employee Reference: Can an Employer Ever Win?
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in The CLA Advantage June 1997.

Employee Surveillance and Monitoring
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in The CLA Advantage March 1998.

Limits to Expression and Conduct in the Workplace (part 1)
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in The CLA Advantage December 1994.

Limits to Expression and Conduct in the Workplace (part 2)
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in The CLA Advantage March 1995.

The New Overtime Regulations
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in the BIA Report, the newsletter of the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire, September 2004.

New Hampshire Whistleblowers' Protection Act - So Much To Do, So Little Protection
Jennifer and Ellen M. Burger, “New Hampshire Whistleblower Protection Act: So Much To Do, So Little Protection”, New Hampshire Bar Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2, June 1996.

Return to Work Issues Under the Family and Medical Leave Act
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in The CLA Advantage June 1998.

Scanning, Recording, Retaining or Storing Driver's License Information
Jill K. Blackmer Originally published in The 2003 New Hampshire Law Handbook, Business NH Magazine, February 2003.

Survey of New Hampshire Employment Libel Law and Survey of New Hampshire Employment Privacy Law
Jill K. Blackmer Published as part of Libel Defense Resource Center's 50-State Survey, Employment Libel and Privacy Law, 2004. Click here for purchase.

Employer Legal Rights and Responsibilities Related to Employee Medical Issues
Steven Winer. Concord Hospital Social Work Oncology Group (2/9/09)

Selected Employment Law Topics
Steven Winer. New Hampshire Community Loan Fund workshop (10/2/06)

Simple Ways to Prevent Avoidable Human Resources Claims
Steven Winer. National Business Institute seminar (2/27/06)

Immigration Law Overview
Health Care Human Resources Association of New Hampshire (11/19/04)

Individual Liability of Shareholders, Officers and Directors for Employment Issues
New Hampshire Bar Association Continuing Legal Education seminar (6/2/04)

Selecting and Terminating Employees in New Hampshire
National Business Institute seminar (5/9/03)

Employment Issues for New Hampshire Public Charities
Lorman Education Services (3/26/02)

Effective Payroll Accounting and Administration – Payroll Laws and Legislation
Steven Winer. National Business Institute seminar (9/5/01)

Relationships in the Workplace – Charting New Territory
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag seminar (10/11/00)

Employee Leave Rights Under State and Federal Law
National Business Institute seminar (8/17/00)

Special Issues in Wage and Hour Law
“Special Issues in Wage and Hour Law,” National Business Institute seminar (5/11/00)

Overview of Hiring, Discharge and Other Employment Issues, and Special Considerations for Public Libraries
New England Library Association Annual Conference (9/26/99)

Exemption Issues under the Wage and Hour Law
Council on Education in Management Personnel Law Update (3/10/99)

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know about Hiring and Firing Employees
Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag series (2/17/99)

How to Conduct an Internal Investigation
Council on Education in Management seminar (8/10/98)

Employee Handbooks and the Law
National Business Institute seminar (7/22/97)

Implementing Advanced Techniques for Managing the Conflicting Interplay of the ADA, Workers’ Compensation and the FMLA
Council on Education in Management seminar (10/28/97)

Special Issues and Ethical Considerations in Wage and Hour Law
National Business Institute seminar (1/16/97)

Export

Export Administration Regulations
Peter F. Burger Originally published in The CLA Advantage June 1998.

Health Care

New Stark Regulations Raise Questions About Hospital Assistance for Physician Recruiting
New Stark Regulations Raise Questions About Hospital Assistance for Physician Recruiting,” published in Mountain Views, the newsletter of the New Hampshire/Vermont Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, November-December 2004.

Transforming a Non-Profit Health Care Entity
Author, Transforming a Non-Profit Health Care Entity: New Hampshire's Cy Pres Doctrine and RSA 7:19-b, New Hampshire Bar Journal, March 2003.

Emerging Issues in New Hampshire Health Law – Employee Organizing
National Business Institute seminar (10/29/03)

Immigration

Immigration and Health Care
Robin L. H. Vermette Originally published in The 2003 New Hampshire Law Handbook, Business NH Magazine, February 2003.

Immigration and Travel After September 11
Robin Vermette Originally published in The 2002 New Hampshire Law Handbook, Business NH Magazine, February 2002.

The Most Common Visa Options After Graduation
Robin L.H. Vermette January 2004

New Legislation Benefits Professional Workers on Visas
Robin L.H. Vermette Originally published in the NH Entrepreneur, NH Business Review, January 2001.

An Overview Of Visas For Artists And Entertainers
Robin L.H. Vermette January 1999

Immigration Update - Orr & Reno Immigration Newsletter
Steven Winer. Media Team April 2005

Immigration Law Workshop
“Immigration Law Workshop,” University of New Hampshire (12/18/03)

Trade Nafta (TN) Visas
New Hampshire International Trade Association World Trade Expo and Conference (9/13/00)

Legal Ethics and Malpractice

Lawyer-Client Sex: A Per Se Violation of Rule 1.7(b)
“Lawyer-Client Sex: A Per Se Violation of Rule 1.7 (b),” New Hampshire Bar News, August 18, 1993.

The Interplay Between Disciplinary Proceedings and Legal Malpractice Actions
Co-author, “The Interplay Between Disciplinary Proceedings and Legal Malpractice Actions,” New Hampshire Bar Journal *June 1995)

Media

The Reporter's Privilege in New Hampshire
James P. Bassett and Jeffrey C. Spear, “The Reporter's Privilege in New Hampshire,” a chapter in The Reporter's Privilege Compendium: A Guide to State and Federal Law Concerning News Media Subpoenas, published by The Reporter's Committee for Freedom of the Press, 2002, updated 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2012.

Tapping Officials' Secrets: The Door to Open Government in New Hampshire
“Tapping Officials' Secrets: The Door to Open Government in New Hampshire,” published as a chapter in Tapping Officials' Secrets Compendium, by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, 5th Ed. 2011.

Survey of New Hampshire Libel Law
James P. Bassett and William L. Chapman, "Survey of New Hampshire Libel Law,” published as part of the Libel Defense Resource Center's 50-State Survey of Libel Law, 2012.

Real Estate

Brownfields in Action
James E. Morris Originally published in Business NH Magazine, February 1998.