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Cooper Cargill Chant, PA – Legal Counsel to a Great Community for 40 Years

February 6, 2018

The law firm of Cooper Cargill Chant, PA. is pleased to announce it is celebrating 40 years of providing legal services to individuals, businesses and organizations throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine.

Today, as the largest law firm in Northern New Hampshire, Cooper Cargill Chant reflects on 40 years of service to its communities. The firm’s history began when Robert Dickson, Peter Fauver and Randall Cooper combined their practices to form the firm of Dickson, Fauver and Cooper.

Steady growth followed and in the early 1980s resulted in expansion of the firm’s Pine Street office, nearly doubling its size. During the 1980s Robert B. Dickson was appointed as a Superior Court Judge and Dorcas “Penny” Deans became a partner of the firm. In the 1990s, Peter Fauver was also appointed as a Superior Court Judge. Ken Cargill and Paul Chant became partners of the firm.

In 2002 the firm moved to its current location on White Mountain Highway in North Conway and later in the decade the firm added a second office located in downtown Berlin. Through the years, the firm continued to grow and evolve. A mainstay through it all has been a strong commitment to clients and community. The firm sought and brought the highest caliber personnel to join its practice. Over the years, Dennis Morgan, Chris Meier and Leslie Leonard grew from associates to become partners in the firm. Associates Deborah Fauver, Tyler Ray and Andy Dean add to the breadth and depth of the firm’s knowledge and ability.

The firm’s partners, associates and staff have always been committed to giving back to the community through pro bono work, charitable gifts, donations and sponsorships as well as dedicated involvement in community and civic organizations.

As the firm reflects on the last 40 years, partner Paul Chant stated “We are humbled by the dedication of our employees and the loyalty of our clients, as well as the opportunity to represent and make a difference for so many local companies and organizations. We are proud to give back to and be involved in our communities through service and philanthropy”.

Cooper Cargill Chant, PA looks forward to many more years of service and extends heart-felt appreciation to the many people that have contributed to the firm’s success.

Cooper Cargill Chant is the largest law firm in Northern New Hampshire with office in North Conway and Berlin. Its attorneys represent a wide range of individuals, businesses and organizations in central and northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Practice areas include: personal injury; real estate; business and corporate; planning; zoning and municipal; civil litigation; family law, bankruptcy, employment law, criminal defense and DWI.

For more information about firm, call (603) 345-5439 or visit the website at www.CooperCargillChant.com.

Kenneth R. Cargill Celebrates 30th Anniversary Practicing Law with Cooper Cargill Chant

January 22, 2018

Kenneth R. Cargill, partner of Cooper Cargill Chant, recently celebrated his 30th anniversary practicing law with Cooper Cargill Chant.

Ken began his career as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young). 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.

Ken’s business practice includes entity selection and formation including guidance as to governance and control structures. His transactional experience includes negotiation and consummation of commercial transactions including business purchases, sales and commercial loans. He regularly represents developers of residential, commercial and mixed-use properties including pre-acquisition investigations, securing required governmental approvals, and preparation of development documentation. Ken also provides counsel to financial institutions in connection with commercial lending as well as loan renegotiation and asset recovery.

Ken also provides ongoing estate planning counsel to both commercial clients, as well as individuals and families. Estate planning services include long term tax planning and development of asset preservation strategies for closely held businesses.  In addition to specific transactional matters, Ken provides general counsel to many nonprofits and business organizations.

Ken was voted Best Lawyer in the Mt. Washington Valley in 2016 and 2017 and named a White Mountain Treasure by Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.   Ken’s longstanding commitment to advocating for the Mount Washington Valley includes his past and current service as moderator for North Conway Water Precinct, moderator for Town of Conway, moderator for Tamworth School District, member of Conservation Commission for Town of Conway, member of Planning Board for Town of Tamworth, Board of Trustees for Memorial Hospital, Trustee of Gibson Woodbury Charitable Foundation, Board of Directors for Coos County Family Health Services, Trustee and Treasurer for The Tamworth Foundation, President and Trustee of the Gibson Center for Senior Services and Board of Directors for Northern Community Investment Corporation.

Cooper Cargill Chant Welcomes Attorney Andrew Dean

August 14, 2017


Cooper Cargill Chant is pleased to announce that Attorney Andrew Dean has joined the firm. Andy has spent the last decade practicing commercial law with Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo in Boston, where he concentrated his practice in real estate acquisition, disposition, leasing, development, and financing.   He has represented national and regional businesses in sophisticated commercial transactions. While in Boston, Andy was recognized by Massachusetts SuperLawyers as a Rising Star – Real Estate (2013-2016).  Andy is a graduate of George Washington University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He resides in Kearsarge with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.   Eager to join the Mount Washington Valley community, Andy is already a member of the Board of the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition. Cooper Cargill Chant partner Ken Cargill is pleased to welcome Andy: “He brings a wealth of solid, practical experience as a commercial attorney. We are thrilled to have him at our firm.”

Cooper Cargill Chant is the largest law firm north of the lakes region in New Hampshire. The firm’s attorneys are recognized leaders of the New Hampshire Bar Association, have chaired the Boards of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New Hampshire Association for Justice, and the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. Lawyers have won numerous awards for their representation of clients throughout New Hampshire, including awards for legal service to the poor, for work in domestic violence cases, in helping form and develop businesses, and in personal injury work. With offices located in North Conway and Berlin, New Hampshire, Cooper Cargill Chant is counsel to hundreds of small businesses and associations, and thousands of individual clients throughout northern NH and western Maine.

For more information on Andrew Dean and Cooper Cargill Chant, call them at 603-356-5439 or visit them online at www.coopercargillchant.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coopercargillchant.

Pictured (from left to right): Ken Cargill and Andy Dean.  Photo Credit: Countrypolitan Studios

Cooper Cargill Chant Attorney Ken Cargill Receives 2017 Best in the Valley Award

June 23, 2017

NORTH CONWAY, NH – Cooper Cargill Chant, PA is proud to announce that its Partner Kenneth Cargill has been selected as 2017 Best Lawyer in Best of Mount Washington Valley Awards sponsored by the Conway Daily Sun.

More than 4,000 people cast about 110,000 votes in 107 categories of businesses and people during The Conway Daily Sun’s online survey to acknowledge and promote the best of Mount Washington Valley. All voting was done online, and promoted via digital and print media.