Private Equity’s Role in the Future of Healthcare

Fifteen years from now, what will healthcare look like, and what types of companies will be delivering it? Will new technologies shape how we access healthcare? Will new companies emerge that will change the way healthcare is provided in response to patients’ expectations or statutory change? In many ways, the future is as clear as 

Sheehan Phinney Named Top in State by Best Lawyers® for 2020; Two Named Lawyer of the Year

(August 15, 2019, Manchester, NH, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney is proud to announce that twenty-five attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2020. In addition, two Sheehan attorneys were selected as 2020 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in their respective practice areas: Peter T. Beach – Tax Law 

Adopting a Proactive Employee Mobility Strategy

Almost every company today — and in New Hampshire in particular — is engaged in something of a multidimensional war. There is as intense a competition for talented employees, skilled workers and seasoned executives as at any time in our history. At the same time, two issues animate and confuse the competition for talent. Read 

The Effects of Politics in the Workplace

Attorney Jim Reidy appeared on WMUR‘s New Hampshire Business with Fred Kocher to discuss the legal issues related to free speech and political activity in the workplace. Watch here.  

The Supreme Court Continues Review of FDCPA

In this past term, the United States Supreme Court took action on several cases that may significantly shape bankruptcy and/or insolvency law. Notably, the Supreme Court handed down another significant decision concerning the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) (15 U.S.C. § 1692–1692p) that will influence the application of that law: Obduskey v. McCarthy & 

Reidy Presents at SHRM National Conference in Las Vegas

Attorney Jim Reidy recently spoke at the SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas. He engaged the audience with a discussion on Legal Issues in Regards to Marijuana and The Employer’s Guide to Workplace Flexibility, Compliance with State Leave Laws, and Avoiding Related Claims.  Read about his interview with Tracie Sponenberg, SVP, HR for The Granite 

Queenan Graduates from Leadership Nashua

(7/11/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney attorney Patrick J. Queenan has graduated from the Leadership Greater Nashua Program.  Graduates of the 2018/2019 class were recognized at Hotel Inn, Nashua, NH on June 6, 2019. Queenan is an experienced trial lawyer and represents clients in a wide variety of white collar criminal and civil litigation matters 

Estate Planning Check-up Time

Among the items on most people’s “I know I have to get to that sometime” list, is doing estate planning. It is common for people, even those in their 50s and 60s, to procrastinate in getting this done, for a number of reasons, including cost, time and aversion to the topic involved — namely one’s 

Faille Graduates NH Bar Association Leadership Academy

(7/1/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney attorney Nicole A. Faille has graduated from the New Hampshire Bar Association Leadership Academy. Graduates of the 2019 class will be recognized at the New Hampshire Bar Association Annual Meeting on June 29, 2019. Faille’s practice focuses on complex Family Law matters, including divorce, post-divorce, parenting, and guardianship litigation 

Copyright Owners Take Note — Registration Means Registration

Under current United States copyright law, registration of the copyright in a work is not necessary to create the copyright itself. To the contrary, copyright is created in a work the moment the work is fixed in a tangible format (such as on a piece of paper, on a compact disc, or even on a 

Tech Companies and Healthcare: Is Privacy at Stake?

Imagine the following scenario: You are experiencing a cough, fever and chills and need to see a doctor. You lack transportation and no one is available to give you a ride. Accordingly, you walk into your kitchen and call out, “Alexa, where is the nearest doctor’s office?” Alexa responds, “Rockingham Medical Care in Hampstead, New 

Lucic Named Regional Vice Chair Lex Mundi Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice Group

(6/13/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney shareholder Robert R. Lucic has been named the Regional Vice Chair for the Lex Mundi Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Lucic is the firm’s Lex Mundi liaison and also serves as Chair Emeritus of the Environmental Practice Group. Lucic has extensive commercial litigation experience including administrative agency proceedings, 

Gregoire Named to 2020 Class of Leadership New Hampshire

(6/5/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney shareholder Jason D. Gregoire has been named to the 2020 class of Leadership New Hampshire. Leadership New Hampshire has nearly 1000 alumni, individuals who are working to strengthen New Hampshire communities and increase civic engagement. Those selected for the program include men and women from across New Hampshire who 

Faille Elected Clerk for the NHBA Family Law Section

(6/5/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney attorney Nicole A. Faille has been elected as Clerk for the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section, effective immediately. Faille will be responsible for recording attendance at section meetings, taking minutes at section meetings, and coordinating with NHBA staff to ensure minutes are distributed to section members and 

Trudel Graduates from Leadership New Hampshire

(6/5/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Director of Business Development, Kelly A. Trudel, has graduated from the 2019 class of Leadership New Hampshire. A graduation celebration was held at LaBelle Winery on May 23rd. The class of 40 associates, the program’s largest to date, included men and women from across New Hampshire who participated in 

A Careful Balance: Managing Political Activity and Speech at Work

HR professionals have the responsibility to enforce workplace rules, promote cooperation, insist on civility and respect, and—most of all—remind folks they are on one team, at least in the workplace. Meanwhile, another election season is imminent. How do you keep people working productively when those very divisive discussions are happening at work? Read more here.

Kinney Joins Corporate Group

(5/20/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green is proud to welcome Joel G. Kinney to its Corporate Group.  Kinney will work out of the firm’s Boston, MA office. Kinney is a trusted advisor to middle market and emerging growth companies. He has been representing developers, makers, manufacturers, hackers and entrepreneurs in Boston since 

Sheehan Phinney Earns Top Rankings by Chambers USA for 2019

(4/26/2019, Manchester, NH) – The firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA has once again received the highest rankings in New Hampshire for 2019 by Chambers USA, a prestigious directory of the country’s top law firms. Sheehan Phinney is also ranked Band 1 (highest ranking) in the state for Corporate/Commercial (including Tax and Bankruptcy), 

Marijuana and the Modern Workplace

Strict drug screening policies may not be keeping up with the times. That is because drug-testing policies, especially for marijuana use, are no longer in step with the changes to the law in several states, and the realities of today’s workforce. Read more here.

What is a Patent For?

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Discretion is the better part of valor. Experience is the best teacher. Inventions must be patented. Truisms like these are rarely questioned. Anybody who has ever invented the NEXT BIG THING has invariably been advised to patent their invention. If you are an inventor, this is constantly reinforced, 

When Free Speech and Employment Clash

Human resources professionals have the responsibility to enforce workplace rules, promote cooperation, insist on civility and respect, and — most of all — remind folks they are on one team, at least in the workplace. Read more here.

EPA Proposes National ‘Compliance’ Initiatives

About every three years the Environmental Protection Agency announces its National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs) — essentially, EPA’s enforcement and compliance playbook for combating the nation’s top environmental noncompliance problems. Read more here.

Live Free and Get High?

It wasn’t that long ago that the question of legalizing recreational marijuana was met with disbelief and in many cases laughter. Now that NH is surrounded by states, as well as Canada, that have legalized the recreational use of pot, its no laughing matter. In fact, more than 33 states have legalized marijuana use and 

Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

Currently, New Hampshire law does not expressly authorize fiduciaries to manage a person’s digital assets as they can with the person’s other, tangible, personal property. Recognizing this need, an effort was made two years ago by the Trust and Estate Law Section of the NH Bar Association to enact the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to 

Gauging Critical Access Hospital Protections

New Hampshire’s healthcare system is composed of a variety of organizations ranging from large tertiary hospitals, to small free-standing surgery centers to community health clinics. Among these, “critical access hospitals” are a vital aspect of our healthcare infrastructure. Read more here.

Carrier Named to NeighborWorks Southern NH Board of Directors

(March 14, 2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney shareholder Megan C. Carrier has been named to the Board of Directors for NeighborWorks Southern NH, effective April, 2019. NeighborWorks Southern NH enhances people’s lives and the community environment by providing access to quality housing services, revitalizing neighborhoods and supporting opportunities for personal empowerment. They lead reinvestment 

LLC Taxed as an S Corporation – Be Careful

It is common today to include in a discussion about choice of entity the possibility of forming an LLC (Limited Liability Company) that elects to be taxed as an S corporation. The choice is not appropriate for everyone, but it warrants consideration in many cases. Further, while making the election is simple, ensuring that the election is valid is not. 

Extortion, corruption, money laundering and fraud alleged in RICO case filed in Federal court

Sheehan Phinney and Jones Day filed a RICO case in the United States District Court on Monday, February 18, 2019 involving the alleged systematic devaluation of a Turkish Airline and the alleged extortion and defamation of a respected New Hampshire philanthropist by U.S. and Turkish racketeers.

Carrier Appointed to New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners

(February 4, 2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney shareholder Megan C. Carrier has been appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court to the Board of Bar Examiners, which determines that applicants petitioning admission to the New Hampshire Bar are fully qualified. Carrier’s practice focuses on business litigation and involves representing individuals and businesses in a 

Burack Named Dartmouth College 2019 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor

(February 4, 2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney attorney Thomas S. Burack has been chosen to be Dartmouth College’s 2019 Perkins Bass Distinguished Visitor, through the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. During the year Burack will visit public policy classes and take part in a public event at the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and 

Sheehan Phinney Named 2019 “Best of Business”

(February 1, 2019, Manchester, NH) – The law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a winner in New Hampshire Business Review’s 2019 Best of Business Awards for Best Law Firm in the area of Bankruptcy Law.  The “BOB” Awards honor those Granite State 

Cook Named to Easterseals Affiliate Relations Committee

(2/4/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green shareholder Bradford E. Cook has been named to the Affiliate Relations Committee of the Easterseals National Board. For 100 years, Easterseals has served as a resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. Through 71 affiliates in communities nationwide, it serves 1.5M people through high-quality 

U.S. Supreme Court continues to define contours of arbitration under FAA

The U.S. Supreme Court continued to shape the contours of the Federal Arbitration Act in two decisions last month.  First, in Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer & White Sales Inc., the court, in a 9-0 decision, continued its trend of enforcing arbitration agreements and clarified who decides whether an issue is arbitrable in the first instance. Read 

Lois L. Lindauer Searches Completes Management Led Buyout

Sheehan Phinney congratulates its client, Lois L. Lindauer Searches, on completing a management led buyout supported by Gemini Investors. The buyout allows Lois L. Lindauer Searches to transition ownership and for Gemini Investors to support the CEO and management team as they execute on the company’s growth strategy. Sheehan Phinney attorneys Alex Pyle, Janet Fierman 

Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 in Mergers & Acquisitions

The Government’s Disclosure Requirements in the District of NH

In federal criminal cases, the Government’s discovery obligations are generally dictated by the Jenks Act, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure 16 and 26.2 (to include LCrR 16.1), and the constitutionally mandated disclosure requirements related to impeachment and exculpatory evidence established in Brady v. Maryland, Giglio v. United States, and their respective progeny. In New 

Gregoire Named One of New Hampshire’s 40 Under Forty

Click here to read Gregorie’s full Union Leader interview. (January 29, 2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is proud to announce that shareholder Jason D. Gregoire has been named to the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2019 ‘40 Under Forty’ list. The 40 Under Forty program, now in its 18th year, honors 

Stark Law and Anti-kickback Statute Reform

It’s a safe bet that in the coming year reforms will be made to two central laws governing physician compensation – the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback statute.  Whether through amendment to each law, revised regulations, or both, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have left no doubt those changes are inevitable. As 

Carrier Named Firm Shareholder

(1/1/2019, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is proud to announce Megan C. Carrier has been elected as a firm shareholder, effective January 1, 2019. Sheehan Phinney President and Managing Director, David W. McGrath, stated that he has had the privilege of working alongside Attorney Carrier for many years and notes that all 

White-collar Crime in NH: A Look Back at 2018 Cases

In 2018, more so than in other years, white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions have occupied our country’s attention and received widespread national media coverage, partly because of the Mueller investigation and the related cases in the Southern District of New York. But overall, it  seems as if our courts have seen a heavy dose of 

Title IX Rules Remain in Flux

Title IX coordinators have been on a bit of a roller coaster for some time now, and unfortunately, the ride isn’t over yet. Attorney Megan Carrier discusses recent changes by the U.S. Department of Education regarding Title IX rules. Read the full story here.

Litigation Team Succeeds with American Arbitration Association Case

(12/12/2018, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney’s Business Litigation team has received a favorable award for our client, Robert Scarborough, in an arbitration at the American Arbitration Association (AAA).  Attorney Michael Lambert, a Shareholder and Head of the Boston Office, lead the Sheehan team, which also included associates Michael Stanley and Deniz Harrison and Sheehan’s Manager 

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 in Business Litigation

D.R. Lemieux Builders to Build 34 Affordable Housing Units in Rochester, NH

Sheehan Phinney’s Affordable Housing team successfully represented D.R. Lemieux Builders in the development of the first phase of three planned phases for construction of 102 units with 34 residential units of affordable housing in each phase located in Rochester, New Hampshire. Sheehan Phinney represented the development team in securing financing for this transaction through numerous 

Sheehan Phinney Welcomes Two New Attorneys

(12/6/2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is proud to welcome Kolbie R. McCabe and Madeline Christie Hutchings to the firm’s Manchester, NH office. Hutchings is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning and Family Law practice group where she will counsel clients by drafting estate plans that satisfy clients’ personal and financial objectives, 

Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 in Corporate Governance

Gregoire Named to NH Providers Association Board

(11/15/2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green shareholder Jason D. Gregoire has been named to the Board of Directors for the NH Providers Association (NHPA). The Mission of the NHPA is to help quality caregivers better serve those who need care and to help individuals make informed decisions in care options for loved ones. Gregoire’s 

Conducting Workplace Investigations

It’s Monday morning and you are starting your busy week as a human resources (HR) director. An employee comes into your office, closes the door, and tells you she feels she is being sexually harassed by her supervisor, who is also the head of the entire department. What do you do next to appropriately investigate 

Shirley Named Piscataquog Land Conservancy Chairman of the Board

(11/7/2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Shareholder James Q. Shirley has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Piscataquog Land Conservancy.  Shirley has served on the Board since 2011. Shirley is a senior member of the litigation department and serves as the firm’s general counsel. He has successfully handled litigated cases in state 

Sheehan Phinney Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

(November 1, 2019 – Manchester, NH, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green is pleased to announce that it has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings in 21 areas. Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients 

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 in Business Litigation

USConnect Acquires CMS IP Technologies

Sheehan Phinney congratulates its client, USConnect, on the addition of CMS IP Technologies to its family of companies. This new venture will enable both organizations to better address the growing and increasingly complex IT and communications needs of their customers.  Sheehan Phinney shareholders Alex Pyle and Colleen Lyons represented USConnect in the acquisition and related financing transactions 

Sheehan Phinney Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers® for 2018

(October 18, 2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney is pleased to announce that twenty-six attorneys have been selected for inclusion on the both the 2018 New England and Massachusetts Super Lawyers® lists, including six Rising Stars. Only 5% percent of attorneys are chosen each year, based on a multi-step evaluation process incorporating peer recognition and 

Understanding the Revocable Trust

Sheehan Phinney attorney Michael Panebianco explains that how having a thoughtful estate plan in place ensures that your assets are managed and distributed according to your wishes and can reduce, or even eliminate, federal or state estate taxes. While a revocable trust can be the centerpiece of an overall estate plan, it is unlikely to accomplish 

Triple Peaks LLC. Sells to Vail Resorts Inc.

Sheehan Phinney congratulates it’s client, Triple Peaks, LLC, on its recent sale of its resort properties to Vail Resorts, Inc.  Triple Peaks, LLC is the parent company for Okemo Mountain Resort (Ludlow, VT), Mount Sunapee Resort (Newbury, NH) and Crested Butte Mountain Resort (Mt. Crested Butte, CO).  The Sheehan Phinney team assisted and advised the 

Posted on Monday, October 15th, 2018 in Acquisition and Sales

Stewart Receives Relativity Expert Designation

(October 11, 2018, Manchester, NH) – Charles Stewart, Manager of Electronic Discovery Services, has achieved the designation of Relativity Expert. Relativity Expert is awarded after successfully passing the Relativity Certified Administrator Exam and two additional specialist certification examinations. Stewart became a Relativity Certified Administrator in October of 2016, a Relativity Analytics Specialist in 2017 and completed 

Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 in Electronic Discovery

Steven Lewis, Inc. to Build 14 Residential Units in Plaistow, NH

Sheehan Phinney’s Affordable Housing team successfully represented Steven Lewis, Inc. in the development of a $3,208,044.00, fourteen (14) unit affordable housing development for rent to seniors 62+ in Plaistow, New Hampshire. Sheehan Phinney represented the development team in securing financing for this transaction through numerous funding sources including the syndication of Low Income Housing Tax Credits 

Easter Seals NH Merges with The Homemakers Home Health Services of Rochester

Sheehan Phinney congratulates our client, Easter Seals NH, on its successful acquisition of The Homemakers Home Health Services of Rochester, which provides care to people in the Strafford County area, which transaction closed on August 31, 2018. The merger results in a stronger network of services for seniors and others in New Hampshire. Sheehan Phinney shareholder 

CLIENT ALERT: Major Non-competition Agreement Reform in Massachusetts

CLIENT ALERT by Mark J. Ventola   On July 31, 2018 the Massachusetts Legislature passed a non-competition reform bill.  In signing this bill, the Governor marked the end of over ten years of effort by certain legislators to address the law of non-competition agreements, and place statutory restrictions upon them.  Needed or not, the Non-compete 

Posted on Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 in Labor & Employment

Bouchard Named to Leadership Seacoast Board

(8/30/2018, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is proud to announce that attorney Brian Bouchard was named to the Board of Directors for Leadership Seacoast, where he will serve a three year term. Bouchard has an active litigation practice that focuses on labor and employment, land use, and construction issues. He is driven by 

Lirette Joins Business Litigation Group

(8/16/18, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is proud to welcome Ryan P. Lirette to its Manchester office. Lirette is an experienced civil litigator and a member of the firm’s business litigation group. He has represented companies in complex commercial litigations and securities fraud cases in state and federal court. Lirette has