The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, is committed to representing individuals who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others in a wide variety of situations. The firm represents individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, slipping and falling on premises, boating mishaps, fires, explosions, construction accidents, or injuries caused by a product or a machine that is dangerous in its design or operation.
We help the injured person understand the process of making a claim and we step in to handle all insurance company contacts. We prepare the client's case and work to achieve a fair settlement, if possible. If a fair settlement is not possible through negotiation or mediation, we are prepared to file a lawsuit against the party causing the injury and take the case to trial.
If you have been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to an award of monetary damages. There is no charge for an initial consultation for personal injury cases.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in the state and federal courts in New Hampshire and in Maine. Contact us to answer your questions.
Whether you want to buy, sell or lease your house or condominium, the attorneys and paralegals at The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, are available to serve you. We routinely counsel individuals and businesses on all aspects of real estate transaction related matters.
We offer our clients a wide range of services relating to real estate matters. The firm's attorneys represent real estate owners, developers and buyers, in the acquisition, construction, leasing, financing, and sale of, commercial, and residential facilities. Our services include:
- Drafting deeds
- Negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements
- Conducting closings
- Facilitating title searches
- Generating title opinions
- Drafting trustee certificates
- Creating real estate trusts
- Providing title insurance
In addition, our firm provides a full range of service that supplements our real estate practice including the handling of the tax, litigation, eminent domain, and environmental aspects of real estate transactions.
The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, is a licensed agent for First American Title Insurance in New Hampshire and Maine.
Please feel free to contact us with any real estate problems or questions.
When doing business in the Conway area, we recommend the following realtors and title insurance company:
Badger Realty www.badgerrealty.com
RE/MAX Presidential www.mwvre.com
David R. Haine, Realtor www.davidrhainerealestate.com
JT Realty Lakefront to Mountainside www.jtrealty.com
Pinkham Real Estate www.pinkhamrealestate.com
Select Real Estate www.selectrealestate.com
First American Title Insurance Company www.firstam-ne.com
You may not want to think about now, but the day will come when your estate will have to be passed on to your heirs. The problem is that you never know just when that day will come. That is why it is important to have an estate plan in place for the transfer of your assets to others.
The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, handles all aspects of personal estate planning. We assist our clients with Wills, Living Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Trusts.
This is what proper estate planning can do for you:
- Distribute your property upon death according to your wishes
- Empower family members to act on your behalf during time of incapacity
- Eliminate or reduce estate tax liability
- Minimize expenses of probate administration
- Protect your family's inheritance from creditors
We offer the following documents to help you adequately plan for the well being of you and your family:
Will: A Will allows you to decide who will receive your property when you die. A Will is important for parents with minor children because you may nominate their guardian in your Will. It is the guardian's responsibility to care for your minor children and their estate.
If you die without a Will, the distribution of your estate is made in accordance with the state's laws of descent and distribution. The law divides your estate between your spouse, children, children by a former marriage, parents, and next of kin. If you do not have heirs, the estate passes to the state.
Living Will: A Living Will is a document that allows you, while competent, to declare your intentions with regard to the future withholding of life sustaining procedures if you become terminally ill or incapacitated. A Living Will makes your intentions clear for loved ones and for medical staff.
Durable Powers of Attorney: This document allows another person (the attorney-in-fact or agent) to act on your behalf for a number of reasons. You can designate a spouse, family member or friend to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated. Specific or limited powers of attorney can be created for all kinds of financial and business transactions.
Health Care Power of Attorney: A Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care is a document which allows you to delegate to trusted persons the authority to make health care decisions for you during future periods of incapacity, to the extent that you do not designate otherwise.
Trusts: To put your property
in a Trust means that you are creating a legal relationship to give
your property to a Trustee to be held and used for the benefit of
anyone you designate, including yourself. You can create a Trust
for any purpose and for any number of beneficiaries. Your assets
can be placed in a Trust for the benefit of you, a spouse, minor
child, friend or a charity.
Please contact us if you would like a consultation on estate planning.
The lawyers at The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, provide advice and representation to businesses and individuals to enable them to preserve their constitutionally protected property rights. These matters involve issues in which the state of New Hampshire, a municipality, or another governmental entity take some or all of privately owned land or buildings for a public purpose. The services we render include:
- Attending project hearings
- Negotiating with the governmental planners
- Contesting the governmental entity's right to proceed with a taking
- Assisting a property owner in obtaining relocation payments
- Contesting the amount of damages before the New Hampshire Board of Tax and Land Appeals, or in the state and federal courts.
As part of its eminent domain practice, the firm also evaluates and assists with inverse condemnation claims in which governmental regulations or governmental actions could be deemed to constitute a taking of property.
Our services span the entire range of the eminent domain process from the pre-condemnation planning stage through the appeals proceedings. We begin by making sure our clients fully understand their legal rights and alternatives, and then help them develop a strategy designed to meet their objectives.
Throughout the process, we aggressively represent our clients in hearings, negotiations, and in any and all court proceedings including appeals if necessary. Our considerable experience in this practice is brought to bear in finding and preparing material witnesses, qualified appraisers, and experts in the fields of property management, development, finance, real estate investment and other relevant areas.
Our firm can also assist clients with related matters including:
Our goal is to provide timely, constructive, first-quality, cost-effective representation for every client.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information.
At The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, we believe that the best legal advice serves your short and long-term business goals. Our attorneys work with realtors, accountants, banks and other businesses in order to develop the best business entity for your concern. The firm provides guidance and counsel in a wide array of business transactions for businesses of all sizes--from sole proprietorships and partnerships to limited liability corporations.
To get you started, our attorneys work with you on structuring and financing issues. We will continue to counsel you while your company grows into a successful mature business.
Some of the services that our attorneys provide include the following:
- Business formation
- Arranging appropriate financing
- Counseling of corporate reorganization, real estate and employment matters
- Regulatory compliance
- Formation of non-profit organizations
If your business is already formed, our firm can assist you with maintaining your business records, or we can act as corporate counsel with respect to your daily business needs.
In the event you decide to end your business, we will assist you with dissolution.
The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst
III, PLLC, is small enough to offer you both personalized and cost-effective
representation. Please contact us
if you are forming a new company or if you have any questions concerning
your existing business.
At The Law Offices of Thomas E. Dewhurst III, PLLC, our construction practice represents a cross-section of the construction industry including owners, general contractors, contractors, design professionals, insurers, architects, suppliers and developers. We have experience in all aspects of public contracting at the federal, state and local levels, including bid and proposal preparation, procurement protests, contract negotiation, claims, contract compliance issues, disputes, and litigation.
The firm's attorneys possess a range of practice capabilities, including the following:
- Claims and lien resolution
- Environmental remediation
- Construction failures
- Toxic torts
- Bidding questions
- Contract document review
- Labor & OSHA review
The attorneys of the Dewhurst Law firm possess the knowledge, experience, and dedication necessary to provide you the advice and assistance you need on construction law matters. We take the time to understand each client's unique goals and requirements and tailor our approach to meet your situation. We understand that time is money in the construction field and we do everything possible to quickly and efficiently resolve conflicts, to keep your project moving forward on time and on budget.
Please feel free to contact us if you need legal counsel or representation.
you are an employer or an employee, The Law Offices of Thomas E.
Dewhurst III, PLLC are dedicated to addressing and resolving all
aspects of your employment law issues. Our attorneys seek to offer
advice to our clients to establish policies and practices which
are mutually beneficial to both employer and employee. When litigation
is unavoidable, we provide zealous representation of our clients
in federal and state courts and before various governmental agencies.
We have substantial litigation experience with employment discrimination,
wrongful discharge, whistleblower cases, breach of contract, defamation,
invasion of privacy, and other kinds of employment-related suits.
We also regularly represent our clients in administrative proceedings
before government agencies such as the New Hampshire Department
of Labor, OSHA, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, and
Please feel free to contact
us if you need legal counsel or representation.