Robert E. Dastin

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Robert E. Dastin

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Practice Focus

Bob’s career at Sheehan Phinney spans more than 40 years. As one of our senior members, his peers and the media have often recognized him as one of the state’s legal leaders. Bob represents professional practices such as physicians, dentists, architects, accountants and attorneys, assisting them with formation and then with general representation across a wide range of organizational and business issues. Bob counsels many small business entities from start-up through expansion as they deal with changing structures, employment and growth matters. He also acts as local counsel to law firms and businesses across the country with respect to obtaining liquor licenses within the State of New Hampshire, and serves as a national resource as to ‘best practices’ with respect to liquor licensing in New Hampshire. In addition, Bob has a long-term practice with not-for-profit organizations.


B.S., Boston University
LL.B., Boston University
LL.M., in Taxation, Boston University


Repeatedly named by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America in the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Law category; selected by Boston University School of Law as the New Hampshire representative of successful graduates in their upcoming “BU Law Alumni Across the States,” recognized by New Hampshire Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in the state in Corporate Law.

Memberships and Admissions

Bob is a member of the New Hampshire and American Bar Association, and the Alliance of Alcohol Attorneys and Consultants. He is a retired Brigadier General of the New Hampshire Air National Guard.

Community Involvement

Throughout his career, Bob has given a tremendous amount of personal time to the Greater Manchester community. He currently serves as: an Honorary Director of Delta Dental Plan of New Hampshire; a Director of the Kevin T. McHugh Scholarship Fund (Trinity High School); the Director of Selective Service for the State of New Hampshire; a Director of Amoskeag Industries, Inc.; a Trustee of Neighborworks Greater Manchester and of the Palace Theatre Advisory Board; a Director and past President of New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery Association, Inc.; a Director and Vice Chair of the Manchester Sports Council, Inc.; Director of Veterans Count (Easter Seals of New Hampshire); Co-Chair of Manchester MOVES Inc. (Rails to Trails); founder and the Secretary of Hampshire First Bank; and Director of the Manchester-Boston Airport Authority.

His past service on various committees and boards includes the American Stage Festival; the Bank of New Hampshire Advisory Board; Chairman of the CenterPlex (Verizon Center) Committee; the Diocese of New Hampshire Regional School Board; the First NH Bank Regional Board; the New Hampshire Traffic Safety Commission; the New Hampshire State Prison Board of Trustees; Numerica Savings Bank; State Chairman of the Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and the Reserves; a Director and past President of the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire YMCA; Director of New Hampshire Catholic Charities; and a Trustee and Vice Chairman of Camp Belknap (YMCA).

Practice Areas
Private Companies and Professional Practices
Corporate Law and Governance
Health Care

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