Managing Member: Kathleen C Peahl
Number of attorneys: 32
Founded in 1899, Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. offers a full range of legal services to local and national clients. Working closely with clients from a wide cross section of the private and public sectors, Wadleigh continually adapts to meet the needs of its clients. Wadleigh’s approach is to help clients achieve their objectives with practical, effective, results-oriented and cost-efficient representation. The firm prides itself in combining quality, large firm representation with common sense strategies. Its success has been and continues to be based on the highest quality legal work performed by highly qualified legal professionals who take pride in their work, are devoted to their clients and always put the needs of their clients first.
The firm is proud of its history and draws on its vast experience and historical perspective to address the ever-shifting demands of this challenging and rewarding profession. Outstanding client service is a cornerstone of Wadleigh’s practice that has withstood the test of time. Being at the top in business is about tomorrow and the firm’s attorneys know the marketplace and the law is changing at a rapid pace. The firm’s attorneys understand the issues faced by their clients and know that their clients’ success is the best measure of the firm’s success.
The firm’s practice encompasses a full range of legal services, including corporate and transactional, litigation, real estate, labor and employment, education, municipal, professional malpractice defense, insurance, administrative, criminal, medical malpractice defense and health care liability, utilities, family, estate planning and probate law. Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network.
Main Areas of Practice:
With a top-tier real estate practice, Wadleigh handles a variety of matters, focusing on commercial development such as shopping malls, office buildings, hospitality and recreational uses ranging from hotels to ski areas, and institutional facilities in the area of health care and education, as well as large scale residential subdivisions and condominium projects. Wadleigh has been involved in some of the largest real estate projects in the state, representing developers, lenders, commercial tenants and purchasers. The firm’s attorneys have significant experience in finance, development, sales and acquisition, state and local land use permitting, environmental, leasing and workout transactions. It also handles property management, brokerage and consulting contracts and related matters.
Wadleigh, Starr & Peters is one of the premier New Hampshire law firms with longstanding experience serving as counsel to borrowers, purchasers, and issuers in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. The Public Finance team has acted as counsel in connection with well over a billion dollars in tax-exempt bond financings, and each year the firm is involved with dozens of bond issues. The firm’s Public Finance attorneys offer a full spectrum of public finance services and possess the requisite expertise in the federal tax and securities laws applicable to municipal bonds.
Widely respected throughout New Hampshire for its litigation practice in both state and federal courts, Wadleigh’s representation includes product liability, medical and other professional malpractice defense, insurance defense, constitutional law, real estate, construction, contracts disputes and employment law. Medical institutions and professionals, law firms and other professionals, such as architects, engineers and accountants, regularly hire Wadleigh, either directly or through insurance carriers, to defend them against claims for professional liability. Wadleigh’s trial lawyers have served as lead counsel in many of the largest and most complex construction and commercial claims litigated in the state and have provided representation for many of the nation’s major manufacturers. Wadleigh also represents school districts in education litigation such as special education, expulsions, bullying complaints and personnel matters.
Wadleigh’s corporate attorneys advise the firm’s clients on day to day corporate and business considerations, including formation and capitalization of partnerships, corporations, profit and not for profit, and limited liability companies.
Labor & Employment:
Wadleigh works with employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including policy development, risk management, litigation, and labor relations and collective bargaining.
Wadleigh’s clients range from individuals, start-up ventures and closely held firms to publicly traded domestic and international corporations. The clients represented by the firm’s insurance litigation group include CIGNA, CNA, Liberty Mutual, Peerless, St. Paul/Travelers, as well as numerous title insurance companies.