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BUSINESS & TRANSACTIONAL LAW

 

Cooper Cargill Chant attorneys serve as legal counsel to a wide range of corporations, financial institutions, partnerships, sole proprietors, entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and charitable organizations.

The attorneys of Cooper Cargill Chant meet the legal needs of businesses in both planning and counseling to help you negotiate, prevent and, if necessary, resolve business disputes. We provide advice, counseling and planning on legal matters affecting your business. We provide skilled representation for your business in negotiations, contract formation, transactions, mediations and arbitrations, as well as in-state and federal court and before administrative agencies.

Cooper Cargill Chant recognizes the importance of cost-effective, expedient resolution of business disputes for our clients, and can advise regarding methods in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other out-of-court methods to effectively resolve your dispute.

 
  • Succession and business planning

  • Corporate planning and formation

  • Trademark and proprietary information protection

  • Contract preparation, negotiation and interpretation

  • Purchase and sale of business products and services

  • Stock option plans

  • Employment agreements and non-compete covenants

  • Tax planning issues

  • Environmental compliance contract disputes

  • Shareholder derivative claims

  • Stock option disputes

  • Employee benefit disputes

  • Fraudulent conveyance claims

  • Claims for breaches of covenants not to compete

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CAPABILITIES

 

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

  • Represented management in the purchase of a 175 employee manufacturing facility from its parent holding company;

  • Lender representation in connection with a liquidating reorganization of a hotel/resort property;

  • Lender representation in connection with resort improvement and development financing of $12 million;

  • Lender representation in connection with $12 million hospitality property acquisition and improvement financing;

  • Purchaser representation in connection with $16 million acquisition and improvement of an integrated resort property;

  • Seller representation in connection with sale of a ski resort (value undisclosed);

  • Representation of purchasers, sellers and lenders for multiple hospitality properties with transaction values of $2 million to $10 million;

  • Developer’s counsel for a 110-unit combined residential and commercial development including registration under the Land Sales Full Disclosure Act;

  • Developer’s counsel for ongoing development and improvement of mixed residential and commercial properties with projected development in excess of 150 units including registration under the Condominium Act;

  • Counsel to approximately 15 owners’ associations including mixed residential and commercial properties with overall unit ownership of 2–180 units;

  • Lender’s counsel in connection with over 200 residential and commercial foreclosures and/or loan renegotiations;

PRACTICE AREAS

 

YOUR BUSINESS AND TRANSACTIONAL LAW ATTORNEYS & STAFF

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Partner

Since joining the firm in 1987, he has served the business and estate planning needs of institutional and individual clients in New Hampshire and Maine by combining his legal and accounting skills to their advantage.

Kenneth R. Cargill

Christopher T. Meier

Christopher T. Meier

Chris represents individuals, businesses, and classes of individuals and businesses before both State and Federal courts throughout New England, administrative tribunals, municipal boards, and private arbitrators and mediators.

Partner

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Partner

Andy represents buyers, sellers, property owners, developers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing, development and financings. 

Andrew A. Dean

Khristina Eastman

Legal Assistant

Khristina assists several attorneys in Residential & Commercial Real Estate Transactions as well as Estate Planning, Scheduling and Secretarial duties.

Khristina Eastman

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Kacy Tillotson

With over 15 years of legal experience Kacy’s work with Cooper Cargill Chant focuses on Business & Civil Litigation, Business & Transactional Law, Land Use and Trademarks & Copyrights.

Paralegal

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Kimberly Zipf

Kim supports the firm's real estate, commercial, and probate attorneys in their respective areas of practice.

Legal Assistant