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In Memoriam, Kenneth Bouchard, November 27, 2017

It is with the deepest regret we inform you that on Monday, November 27, 2017, Attorney Kenneth Bouchard, founding member of this firm, died after a long-battle with young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The name of Ken Bouchard is well known in the New Hampshire legal community. It became synonymous with zealous [...]

November 28th, 2017|Categories: News|

New Statutory Provisions Governing Vehicle Removal – Categories and Notice Requirements

A common quandary for landlords over the years has been how to handle the removal of vehicles presenting an obstruction or hazard.  Recent additions to RSA 540-A:3 now specifically address vehicle removal, and codify specific procedures based upon the circumstances presented.  These changes, codified at Paragraphs II-a, II-b, and II-c, [...]

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

N.H. Uniform Securities Act Takes Effect Jan. 1

An updated state securities statute goes into effect on Jan. 1 that repeals and replaces the current New Hampshire Uniform Securities Act and promises to modernize and simplify the capital-raising process for early-stage companies and other small- and medium-sized businesses. The new law represents an attempt to harmonize New Hampshire [...]

November 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

New Law Allows Landlords to Charge Up to One Year of Rent Up Front

In a somewhat under the radar statutory change that took effect July 26, 2014, the legislature specifically permitted rent to be charged on a quarterly or less frequent basis. While a landlord is still prohibited from charging more than the equivalent of one month’s rent as a security deposit, under [...]

August 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

A tenant’s failure to allow the landlord to perform remediation of bed bug (or another pest) infestation is now a specific ground for eviction under RSA 540:2, II(g).  By statute, the tenant is now liable for paying for remediation where he is responsible.  The tenant is presumed responsible if, during [...]

October 17th, 2014|Categories: News|