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With over 75 attorneys and a talented and diverse support team, Sheehan Phinney represents clients throughout the New England region, nationally and internationally. We understand our clients’ businesses and work efficiently to advance their interests and find creative solutions to problems.  We value the trust our clients have placed in us, and we know there is no greater honor than always being available to advise and guide them.

Many of our attorneys have been named among the best in their field by such respected organizations as Chambers USA, Woodward/White and Martindale-Hubbell.

The firm is also a member of the prestigious Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms and an esteemed mark of excellence for legal services within the international community. Additionally, Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group offers government relations and legislative lobbying services to our clients throughout New England and in Washington, D.C.

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The Firm

As one of the premier full-service business law firms in New England, Sheehan Phinney provides a broad range of sophisticated legal services to clients in traditional and emerging areas of law. Our diverse client base includes local and regional businesses, institutions and municipalities, as well as national and international businesses.

With five offices in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts, the very latest technological capabilities, and through its Lex Mundi affiliation, Sheehan Phinney is strategically positioned to serve all  clients, wherever they are located.

How We Practice

At Sheehan Phinney, we recognize that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to providing quality legal services.  Our primary goal is to understand and pursue our clients’ individual business objectives so that we may best serve their needs. With a wealth of experience, we are able to accomplish this efficiently and effectively.

For more than 75 years, we have been valued advisors to our clients. We never take for granted the confidence they have placed in us or their loyalty, and we are proud to be their lawyers and trusted counsel.

Why Sheehan Phinney?

Clients come to us for the depth of our expertise and the longstanding and trusted relationships we have cultivated within the business community and within all levels of government.  Clients know that their businesses and organizations are as important to us as our own, and that their individual needs are of paramount importance to us.

Our clients also benefit from our affiliation with Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group and Lex Mundi.

Proud of Our Past

In 1937, renowned trial lawyer John J. “Jack” Sheehan joined forces with a young FBI attorney, William L. Phinney, to start a firm in Manchester, New Hampshire. Although both saw active duty in World War II, the firm continued to serve clients. After the war, Perkins Bass, a military intelligence officer and former law clerk, and another young attorney, William S. Green, joined the firm. Together these four founding partners began to establish Sheehan Phinney’s sterling reputation. Kimon Zachos arrived in 1957 and helped to further enhance the firm’s standing in the Bar and community.

It was also during this period that one of the hallmarks of the firm was established – a commitment to public service. Since the beginning, our attorneys have served in many local, state and federal government offices as elected and appointed officials.

Over the years, Sheehan Phinney has grown steadily both in size and reputation, attracting national and international clients and was the first New Hampshire law firm to open an office in downtown Boston. We also established one of the largest lobbying groups in New Hampshire, the Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group.

Focused on the Future

Celebrating over 80 years as one of New England’s most prominent business law firms, and 15 years in both the Upper Valley and in Boston, we remain focused on our core values – commitment to client needs, an atmosphere of efficient collaboration, and volunteer service in the communities where we live and work. These values have guided us well for over 80 years and will continue to do so.

We thank our clients, our colleagues and our friends for their past support and their continued confidence in us as we move forward with them.