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.

NH Commercial Litigation

Upton & Hatfield’s practice for commercial litigation in New Hampshire spans all disputes that arise from business and commercial relationships, including disputes involving: contracts; the Uniform Commercial Code; business operation, formation, and dissolution; insurance coverage; and financial relationships.

Upton & Hatfield represents clients in litigation involving corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and sole proprietorship in matters arising from contract disputes, management, and control disputes, employment agreements, covenants not to compete, restrictive covenants, protection of confidential information, consumer protection, lending decisions, and violations of fiduciary duties.

Our clients include companies, officers and directors, shareholders, partners, limited liability company members and managers, insurers, lenders, and consumers. We practice in state and federal courts.

In addition to traditional litigation, our lawyers handle declaratory judgments, preliminary injunctions, mediation, and arbitration.

Representative Matters

  • 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. 

  • Invest Almaz v. Temple-Inland Forest Prods. Corp.

    243 F.3d 57 (1st Cir. 2001) United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, February 8, 2000, Decided. Affirmed on appeal. Russell F. Hilliard and Charles W. Grau for Temple-Inland Forest Prods. Corp. 

  • 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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