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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Five Brennan Lenehan Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Brennan Lenehan Iacopino & Hickey are pleased to announce that 5 of our lawyers have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals.

We would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America:

  • William E. Brennan  Family Law, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Criminal Defense: General Practice

  • Michael J.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In the Middle of a Family Law case … Charged with a Crime … What To Do?

 By Jaye Rancourt


            It is not unusual during a contentious divorce or child custody case for one of the parties to find themselves accused of a criminal act.  In very serious cases, accusations of domestic and sexual violence may arise.  Accusations of criminal mischief (damaging the property of another), harassment (repeated and unwanted contact), and wire tap (recording the other party without their knowledge) are not uncommon occurrences.  You need to know how to proceed should these allegations arise.

            First, find a criminal defense lawyer.
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Breaking Down the New Alimony Law in New Hampshire

  By Kathleen A. Hickey and William J. Quinn


           On June 25, 2018, Governor Sununu approved a new alimony law that has been pending for some time. This law will apply to all cases filed on or after January 1, 2019. For any cases filed before this date, parties may agree to adopt all or part of the new law.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Attorney William E. Brennan Presented with the Manchester Bar Association Distinguished Service Award

Brennan Lenehan is proud to announce that our own Attorney William (Bill) E. Brennan was presented with the Distinguished Service Award, courtesy of the Manchester Bar Association!

Bill’s achievements were formally recognized at the Manchester Bar Association’s Annual Award Dinner on April 17, 2018. This award is given to those who have made exceptional contributions to the Manchester Bar Association and achieved professional excellence over the course of their legal career.

Throughout his career, Bill has assumed numerous influential roles within the legal community of Manchester and the State of New Hampshire, as well as procured prestigious accomplishments during his 40+ years of legal practice. Some of those include:

  • Prosecutor at the Attorney General’s office
  • Prosecutor at the Hillsborough County Attorney’s office
  • Board of Directors for the Manchester Bar Association
  • President of the Manchester Bar Association (1988-89)
  • Volunteer on Various Committees:
    • NH Human Rights Commission
    • NH Professional Conduct Committee
    • NH Attorney Discipline Hearing Committee
  • Instructor for NH State Police and St.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Top Five Things to Know If You’ve Been Served with a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

By Jaye L. Rancourt 

  • First, if you’ve been served with a domestic violence restraining order pursuant to NH RSA 173-B, do not under any circumstances attempt to contact the subject of the protective order.  This includes communication through a third party.  Do not use social media as a means of communication.  Posting an update on social media, clearly meant to be communicative to the subject of the protective order could be considered a violation of the order.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018








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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bad Science and Sexual Assault Allegations

by Jaye L. Rancourt 

Few criminal allegations create stronger emotions or more derisive divisions than allegations of sexual assault.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017




            As you consider whether to file a divorce from your spouse, you should consider how your life will change, and how the process works.  The laws governing divorces are State law and vary considerably from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.  Friends and relatives who have gone through the process may have some insight, but you should consult a practicing attorney to find out your rights and obligations both during and after the divorce process. 

            The facts of your case, and the circumstances of your family, will influence the final order issued by a court in the State of New Hampshire.  No one can tell with absolute certainty how your divorce case will resolve, whether by agreement or by trial, but a lawyer can answer some of your questions as you consider divorce.
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Brennan Lenehan Lawyers – Leaders in the Community – July 2017

July is a busy month for Brennan Lenehan lawyers. As leaders in the legal community our lawyers are often called upon to share their expertise.

JENNA BERGERON published an article entitled Social Media and the New Age of Litigation Preparation in the July 19, 2017, New Hampshire Bar News. Jenna is a leader on the New Lawyers Committee of the New Hampshire Bar where she serves as Chair of the NH Bar Association New Lawyers Committee and presently serves as the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division District Representative for District 3, representing Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

MIKE IACOPINO will once again co-chair the CLE Seminar at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mike and his co-chairs, Melanie Morgan (Kansas City) and Candace Crouse (Cincinnati) have designed an impressive two day program that has already attracted more than 400 live pre-registrants: The Golden Rules of Cross Examination - Strategies for Avoiding Troubled Waters. The seminar will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, CA on July 26-29, 2017. Mike is a leader at NACDL, a former member of the Board of Directors. He serves on the NACDL CLE Institute and as Co-Chair of the State Legislative Committee and Co-Chair of the Sex Offense Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Amicus Committee. You can follow reports from the NACDL Annual Meeting on Twitter #NACDLAnnual.

JAYE RANCOURT’S leadership skills have been tapped for a first ever cooperative leadership seminar co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Society of Certified Professional Accountants, the New Hampshire Bankers Association and the New Hampshire Bar Association. Jaye is on the faculty for the 2017 Emerging Leaders Summit designed to train up and coming young leaders. Jaye will serve on a leadership panel entitled: Do you have what it takes? What Organizations Want from New Leaders. The 2017 Emerging Leaders Summit will take place on August 10, 2017, at the NH Institute for Politics at St. Anselm College. The program runs from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  Jaye is a recognized leader in the New Hampshire bar and has formerly served as the President of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Keep an eye on our blog to follow Brennan Lenehan lawyers as they continue to serve as leaders in our community.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

William Quinn Named Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney for 2017

We would like to congratulate our partner, William J. Quinn, for receiving the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2017 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award.  

 The award was presented to Attorney Quinn for his excellence in the field of family law.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Cybersecurity, Data Security, Data Breach–What Is It and Why You Should Be Concerned About It

The world of technology is evolving faster than ever. Business owners traditionally consider assets to include buildings, equipment, stock in trade, employees, work-product and good will. Today business information and data has become one of the main assets that requires protection. Wonder why? Ask yourself a few questions. What would happen if my client’s private information was misappropriated? What would happen if my trade secrets or innovative ideas became public? What would happen if I was deprived of access to crucial business information for days, weeks or months? What would happen if I lost this information forever? Safes and filing cabinets are no longer capable of protecting your most important business asset.

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