(May 23, 2016, Manchester, NH) – Sheehan Phinney shareholder Bradford E. Cook was presented with the New London Town Award by Colby Sawyer College at their annual commencement on May 7th, 2016.
The Town Award is presented to a resident or organization in the New London area that has shown extraordinary involvement in, and made noteworthy contributions to, the college. “Bradford Cook, Esq., is one of Colby-Sawyer’s fiercest defenders and is a dependable, active advocate for the college’s outstanding liberal arts education.” He has been Colby-Sawyer’s attorney since the late 1980s, and President Thomas C. Galligan Jr. called him a “wise, prudent counselor who always keeps us on the right path. He is a pleasure to work with and incredibly deserving of this honor.” Cook has also served as an adjunct professor.
Cook is head of the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate, Government Relations and Not-for-Profit, Charitable and Religious Institutions Practice Groups. He is a past President of the firm and has practiced with Sheehan Phinney since 1973.
Cook’s list of professional and civic involvements is extensive. He currently serves as Chair of the Warren B. Rudman Center Campaign and President of the Boys Club of New London, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the BIA. He serves as secretary of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund, Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette of the Diocese of Manchester. Cook also is a member of both the Steering Committee of the New Hampshire Forum on the Future and the Board of Directors of Canterbury Shaker Village. He is Chair of the Easter Seals Vermont Board of Directors, Assistant Secretary of Easter Seals New York and Connecticut. He is a member and Chair of the N.H. Ballot Law Commission on which he also served in the 1980s.
In 2015 Cook received the NH BIA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, he was named to Business NH Magazine’s “2012 Influencer Index ” as a “Political and Nonprofit Maestro”, in 2011 he received the Good Samaritan Award from Pastoral Counseling Services, and in 2008 he received the BIA’s Above and Beyond Award. In 2001, Cook was recognized by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce as its Citizen of the Year. That same year, he received the Eugene M. Van Loan III Leadership Award from Easter Seals New Hampshire. In 2012 he was the National Easter Seals ‘Volunteer of the Year’. Cook received his B.A., summa cum laude, (Phi Beta Kappa), from the University of New Hampshire and his J.D. from Cornell University Law School.
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