Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908
Formation, Licensing & Contracts

New Hampshire Business Formation & Licensing Lawyers

Assisting in Commercial Matters Since 1908

The lawyers at Upton & Hatfield recognize the business owner’s need for efficient and timely legal services. We provide practical assistance through all stages of a business’s life cycle, from its birth, through its growth and maturity, and to its succession to the next generation of owners or its eventual acquisition.

Among the areas in which we assist businesses of all sizes and industries are:

  • Business formation and choice of entity
  • Regulatory licensing
  • Governance and succession
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset protection
  • Employee issues
  • Commercial transactions
  • Contract negotiation and disputes

We represent borrowers, banks, and private lenders in commercial financing transactions, including purchases of businesses and properties and construction projects. Our business lawyers also work with our estate planning colleagues to assist with succession planning for business owners and their families.

Why Upton & Hatfield, LLP?

Our team of business and non-profit lawyers come from diverse legal backgrounds. They work together by employing their divergent skills to build strong legal foundations for our clients. We also work hard to develop personable, long-lasting relationships with every business and individual we work with. Our clients are our number one priority, so we will always put your needs first and look to you for feedback, even while we handle the legal aspects of your business or case.

To learn more about us, call (603) 716-9777 to schedule your consultation today.

Representative Matters

  • Business & Nonprofit Law Kessler v. Gleich

    Affirming trial court's finding of the breach of fiduciary duties by a general partner to a limited partnership.

  • Insurance Law Erich Leblanc v. State of New Hampshire

    Successfully reversed a denial of coverage for client before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

  • Commercial Litigation Pine Ridge Realty, Inc. v. Massachusetts Bay Ins. Co. et al.

    Maine Supreme Judicial Court, May 26, 2000, Decided. Russell F. Hilliard for Anderson-Watkins Assoc. and St. Angelo.

  • Commercial Litigation Invest Almaz v. Temple-Inland Forest Prods. Corp., 243 F.3d 57 (1st Cir. 2001)

    In suit arising out of failed attempt to purchase manufacturing plant, appellate court affirmed the rulings in favor of seller as to buyer's claims of unjust enrichment, fraud, and aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty.

  • Commercial Litigation Neville v. Highfields Farm, Inc.

    Supreme Court of New Hampshire, December 13, 1999, Decided. Russell F. Hilliard and Barton L. Mayer for defendants.


Why Hire Us?

Our Promise to Our Clients
  • A Reputation for Excellence

    We are known for our unwavering commitment to achieving the objectives of our clients.

  • A Legacy of Successful Results

    Our 100-year legacy is built on achieving successful results for our clients.

  • Committed to the Community

    We are proud to support a number of worthy non-profit organizations as a way to give back to our community.

  • Diverse Breadth of Experience

    We provide our clients with full-service legal representation across a variety of practice areas.

  • Client-Focused Solutions

    We pride ourselves on providing our clients with personalized legal representation that meets their unique needs.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Founded in 1908, we put more than 100 years of practice and experience to work for our clients.

A Reputation for Outstanding Service

Developed Client by Client
  • “Having minimal experience with the legal system, I was grateful for the ease and timeliness of Upton and Hatfield’s response to my employment litigation request.”

    - Jackie D
  • “The attorneys and staff at the Hillsborough office were very knowledgeable and helpful. I have also used them for estate planning and have recommended them to many of my friends and family.”

    - Amanda V.
  • “Heather Burns and Michael McGrath were a methodical and dedicated team throughout my medical malpractice case. They were relentless in their search for every detail and aspect of their findings. They left no stone unturned.”

    - Christina L.
  • “We would like to thank you for your guidance and assistance as we went through the process of estate planning. Your kindness, patience, and calmness were such a gift throughout the process.”

    - M & T
  • “I was extremely happy with Upton and Hatfield's real estate service. The attorneys and staff at the Hillsborough office were very knowledgeable and helpful. I have also used them for estate planning and recommended them to many of my friends and family.”

    - Amanda V.