Robert Shaines

Practice/Organization Description

I am a litigator and business lawyer, with extensive practice both domestically and internationally.Many of my clients say that they like working withme because i have had a very extensive business career as well as a legal career. i have run several businesses during my long legal career and tend to view issues from both a legal and business point of view. I am well versed on tax issues as they may affect transactions and do transactional work, such as acquisitions and mergers as well as trial work> I also have a love of family matters, which confounds most of my partners, but I believe that i can assit people going through a most difficult time of life and so accept some family law matters on a selective basis.

Bar Admissions

I am admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in MA and NH

Education

JD cum laude, Boston University School of Law

Honors and Awards

I hod the Silver Beaver Award from the Bouy Scouts of America, two Bronze Stars for service in Korea in the Air Force,Presidential Medal from the Republic of South Korea. I am a former Mayor of Portsmouth, NH and former Police Commissioner in Portsmouth, former Secretary of the NH Bar, and served on several Boards and Commissions, such as the Former Chairman of the NH Board of Conciliation and Arbitration.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Family Law
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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