Upton & Hatfield values the health and well-being of our employees, clients, families, and communities. To uphold these values, we have implemented recommendations from the Center for Disease Control by encouraging our employees to work remotely whenever possible. This does not change our commitment to you, and we are still available to handle your legal needs and provide you with the highest quality legal services during these unsettled times. Our offices are open, but for urgent matters only in conformity with state and federal authority recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, we are ready and available to discuss them with you. We want all of us to stay safe while we work during this temporary situation.

John F. Teague

Upton & Hatfield Attorney John Teague

John Teague has 34 years of experience with the firm and focuses his practice on serving the legal needs of municipalities and school districts. He has tried numerous right-to-know cases on behalf of New Hampshire towns and has represented planning boards and zoning boards.

John has also developed a specialty in representing school districts in negotiations and litigation involving inter-town relationships. His work with school districts includes school board representation, special education due process and representation before the Public Employee Labor Relations Board.

Recognized by Chambers-USA as a leading New Hampshire attorney, John has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® published by Woodward/White, Inc., and was listed under Education Law in the Top Lawyers List 2008 in NH Magazine.

Celeste Blais

Representative Matters

  • Seth Peters, et al. v. Town of Nottingham, Rockingham Sup. Ct.

    Successfully defended Town's denial of a building permit on a substandard right-of-way. 

  • Cheryl Poussard, et al. v. Town of Nottingham, Rockingham Sup. Ct.

    The Court affirmed the Zoning Board’s decision and found that the Board’s decision to grant a special exception was neither unlawful nor unreasonable. 

  • Landmark Planning & Development, LLC v. Town of Greenfield

    Town of Greenfield Zoning Board of Adjustment and Town of Greenfield Planning Board, Hillsborough Sup. Ct. Town prevailed on a number of issues involving a major subdivision. 

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