Managing Partner: David W McGrath
Number of partners: 44
Number of other lawyers: 16
Established in 1937, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA is one of the premier business law firms in Northern New England. The firm has grown to nearly 60 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts representing local, national and international businesses. Since opening the Boston office in 2002, the firm has significantly increased its Massachusetts client base in part by offering a New Hampshire fee structure. Sheehan Phinney is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves, and for providing innovative approaches and practical solutions to client issues.
The firm’s attorneys continue to be recognized by Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, and many are ranked in the top tier of Chambers USA. In 2010, the firm was chosen as Business NH Magazine’s‘Business of the Decade’ based on business success, contributions and leadership within the legal profession, community and state during the past ten years. In 2016, the firm was recognized once more as ‘Business of the Year’ for its continued contributions..
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, healthcare, real estate, employment law, tax, intellectual property, patents and trademarks. Areas of practice also include public and private securities, bankruptcy and insolvency, business formation, education, environmental and energy, governmental affairs, import/ export control, and trust and estate planning.
Contact: Alex H Pyle
The firm’s business litigators routinely represent clients in both state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration and mediation settings. Group members regularly represent clients with matters involving shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property rights, trade secrets, non-competition/non-solicitation covenants, predatory hiring, employment claims/disputes, securities, construction, consumer protection, class action defense, environmental issues, insurance coverage, and state and federal tax cases.
Contact: Robert R Lucic
Banking & Finance:
In addition to frequent representation of borrowers and lenders in routine and complex commercial transactions, the firm also represents clients in public finance transactions including New Hampshire’s largest issuer of tax-exempt bonds, as well as borrowers, underwriters and corporate trustees.
Contact: Margaret E Probish
Environmental & Energy Practice:
This group, recognized as one of the best in New England, counsels clients on regulatory compliance, permitting, cleanup and redevelopment issues. Group members provide representation before state and federal environmental and energy agencies, as well as state and federal courts.
Contact: Lynn J Preston
Intellectual Property & Technology:
Group members work with clients to evaluate, protect and enforce their intellectual property and technology rights, while helping them create an effective intellectual property portfolio with respect to licensing, financing and merger or acquisition transactions. Services include patents, trademarks, copyrights, ecommerce, trade secrets, export and import assistance and licensing. Our intellectual property litigation attorneys can help protect clients’ interests in patent litigation, copyright infringement, licensing and internet litigation, post-grant patent invalidity challenges, patent trolls, trademark and false advertising litigation, and trade secret litigation.
Contact: Peter A Nieves
This group represents hospitals, long-term care facilities, visiting nurse associations, federally qualified health centers, substance use, hospice, and other healthcare facilities as well as physician, dental, and other professional practice groups. Group members advise health care clients on all aspects of their businesses including regulatory compliance, contract issues, practice acquisitions and sales, patient care issues, privacy and data breach, construction and licensure, tax planning, and general corporate matters. The group also represents individual healthcare practitioners before various state licensing boards and administrative tribunals.
Contact: Katherine M Hanna
This group offers a full range of services to clients engaged in international commerce. The group focuses on helping clients maximize the benefits of participating in the global marketplace, while avoiding pitfalls of international trade.
Contact: Robert P Cheney
Labor & Employment:
A recognized leader in this area of the law, this group regularly assists clients with a wide variety of compliance issues under federal and state labor and employment laws. Members handle a wide variety of disputes before government agencies, arbitration panels and state and federal courts. This group serves as panel counsel to several major EPLI carriers.
Contact: James P Reidy
The firm works with clients in all areas of commercial real estate financing and construction matters, advising and representing developers, bond financing, lenders and users of commercial properties: office buildings, shopping centers, condominiums, affordable housing projects, corporate headquarters and airports.
Contact: Bruce H Bagdasarian
This group provides developers and owners of affordable housing projects with services relating to acquisition, development, investment, financing (through multiple revenue sources), and operation of affordable housing projects, as well as the municipal and environmental permitting and approvals processes.
Contact: Kenneth Viscarello
Canobie Lake Park, Dartmouth College, Long Trail Brewing, Saint Anselm College, Harvard University, MIT, Comcast Cable, Lindt, Starbucks, UBS Financial Services, NH Fisher Cats, Rymes Propane and Oils, Skillsoft, Easter Seals of NH, VT, ME, RI & NY, NeighborWorks Southern NH, Pease Development Authority, Southern New Hampshire University, Finestkind Brewing LLC/ Smuttynose Brewing Company.
Through its affiliate, the Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group, the firm provides government relations and lobbying services. Sheehan Phinney is the exclusive member firm for New Hampshire of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of premier independent law firms.