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 Governance & Fiduciary Duties

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

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