Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908
Governance & Fiduciary Duties

New Hampshire Governance & Fiduciary Duties Attorneys

Providing Business Law & Counsel for Over a Century

The lawyers at Upton & Hatfield regularly counsel business owners, boards, and management of both for-profit enterprises and non-profit organizations on a broad range of governance matters that confront companies and their leadership. We provide experience and practical solutions in guiding clients through the complex and often divisive issues involving governance of companies.

Our lawyers represent and counsel owners, boards, and management regarding:

  • Board and committee structure, composition, authority, and duties
  • Bylaws, operating agreements, charters, and policies
  • Board functioning, procedures, and best practices
  • Board and leadership evaluation, compensation, and succession planning
  • Conflict of interest policies and disclosure
  • Related party and pecuniary benefit transactions
  • Board role and evaluation in regard to sale and buy-out transactions
  • Actions asserting breach of duties, misconduct, and non-compliance

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys Today

With over a century of experience handling governance and fiduciary issues across the state of New Hampshire, our dedicated attorneys are equipped to handle a vast range of legal issues related to your business. To learn more, schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

Call us at (603) 716-9777 or contact us online today!

Meet Our Attorneys

Diverse Experience, Personalized Attention

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.

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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
  • “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 worked with Sabrina Beavens to draw up my will, medical directives and POA. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the turn-around time and charges associated. Extremely professional & very easy to work with. I couldn't be any happier.”

    - Joshua M.
  • “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.
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