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.
Cooper Cargill Chant Sponsors MWV Regional Collaboration Housing & Economic Sumit
November 16, 2017
This exciting Summit brings together housing professionals and advocates to examine key policy and issues and develop a strategic action plan. It will feature expert panelists that are intended to shine a light on the perspectives and concerns regarding affordable housing among local business owners, builders, and housing authorities.
This discussion will provide a platform for strategic dialogue related to the current economic impacts and future growth of our business communities. Business leaders, economic developers, state officials and specialists will share ideas, practical knowledge and experiences for further development and improvements in Mount Washington Valley and other rural areas throughout the state.
Event hosted by the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort & Water Park.
For more details visit the MWV Regional Collaborative website: http://www.mwvrc.org/.
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.
April Lunch & Learn Seminar – Mediation in the Workplace, presented by Randall F. Cooper, Esq.
March 23, 2017
Cooper Cargill Chant and the Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce present a free Lunch & Learn series. Details for April Seminar:
April 13, 2017 – Mediation in the Workplace, presented by Randall F. Cooper, Esq.
With over 40 years of practicing law in the Mount Washington Valley and recent mediator certifications, Randy believes in the power of mediation to resolve disputes in the workplace. This session will cover the process of mediation, how mediation works and can help your business resolve disputes in a timely cost effective manner while empowering your employees. Also to be discussed will be the types of disputes where workplace mediation can be most effective and more!
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH | RSVP: Lisa 356-5701 ext. 300
Location: North Conway Water District Building – Conference Room
104 Sawmill Lane (behind POLO)
Cooper Cargill Chant partners Meier and Morgan coach MWV Lacrosse Club Teams
May 12, 2016
NORTH CONWAY — What do Cooper Cargill Chant partners Chris Meier and Dennis Morgan share in common, besides a law office and legal expertise? You can find them both most Monday and Thursday afternoons this time of year on the fields behind Kennett Middle School, dedicating their time and talents to coaching Mount Washington Valley Lacrosse Club teams. Attorney Meier coaches the fifth and sixth grade girls’ team and Attorney Morgan coaches the fifth and sixth grade boys’ team. The MWV Lacrosse Club serves the youth of SAU No. 9 and No. 13 plus Fryeburg, Maine.
What began as a parental interest (both men coach their own children’s teams) has since grown into an interest in supporting the sport of Lacrosse for all student athletes in the area, and both now also serve on the Board of the Club.
According to Morgan, it’s all part of their firm’s philosophy of giving back to the community. “We’re coaching our own kids, but we’re also doing it because it’s important for everyone in our office to volunteer. It’s nice that it matches up with a family interest too.”
Meier added, “We’ve decided as a firm to require that all attorneys volunteer time in the community, and we encourage our staff to do the same. The attorneys each serve on two or more local non-profit boards, and practice-wide we serve on more than 20 boards. By having each Cooper Cargill Chant team member dedicate time to a non-profit and mission in which they believe, the goal is that our collective legal experience and enthusiasm can enrich the community in which we live and practice law as well as by.”
The Club organizes and runs youth and club lacrosse teams in the Mount Washington Valley and supports the Kennett Eagles High School Lacrosse teams. The club has been around for many years and was founded originally with a goal to build a youth program to support high school varsity programs. The Club is actively working to get the high school girls’ program recognized as a varsity program.
Meier started the girls’ elementary level teams two years ago, and now, including all age levels, there are 50 participating. Earlier this year, he joined the organization’s board to further help grow the girls’ program. He shared, “There is no shortage of girls who want to compete. Our goal is to get it to a varsity level at Kennett, and continue the reliable feeder program at the elementary and middle school levels.” The girls’ team is following the successful example of the boys’ team, which has been recognized as a varsity sport for over 5 years. Morgan states, “It’s growing in popularity and getting better and better. It’s been great having the youth program feed into the varsity program. Lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport and the oldest team sport in North America.”
Morgan and Meier kicked off practice for the lacrosse season in early April, and games for the program started on April 30.
The boy’s youth programs have now grown to include four teams ranging from third through eighth grade. The Kennett Eagles Boys Lacrosse teams are KHS sanctioned varsity and JV teams that compete in Division 22 NHIAA. The girls high school club team (grades 8-12) plays games against both public and private schools in the area. The club also has a co-ed K-2 to introduce younger kids to the sport as well. The club strives to make it a fun yet disciplined program for all participants. Their belief is that lacrosse is not just a game but a sport that combines athletic skill, intelligent decision making, encourages teamwork and teaches life lessons as well.
Those wishing to learn more about the Club can go to their website: www.mwvlax.com.
Cooper Cargill Chant is the largest law firm north of the lakes region in New Hampshire. With its main office in North Conway, Cooper Cargill Chant lawyers have over 150 years of experience. Cooper Cargill Chant attorneys are recognized leaders of the N.H. Bar Association, have chaired the Boards of the N.H. Bar Association, the N.H. Association for Justice, and the N.H. Bar Foundation. Their 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. For more information, visit them online at www.coopercargillchant.com or call (603) 356-5439.