Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is a full-service law firm addressing the legal
needs of individual and institutional clients in a wide range of practice
areas. We apply energy, effort and experience to securing the best possible
results for our clients. With more than 25 attorneys across New Hampshire
and Maine, we take care to establish a legal team suited to the unique
needs of your case. If you are in need of legal assistance for any of
the following matters, be sure to get in touch with us.
Individuals who are injured as the result of another party's negligence,
carelessness or wrongful act have the right to pursue legal actions that
will hold the other party liable for their damages. When successful, personal
injury claims can allow an injured victim to recover monetary compensation
for any physical, emotional and financial damages they incurred.
The American judicial system was founded on the principle that those charged
with a criminal offense are innocent until proven guilty. Constitutional
rights to due process, legal representation and, in some instances, a
jury trial apply to anyone accused with a criminal offense. Our criminal
defense team includes former prosecutors at the federal, state and local
level as well as seasoned criminal defense attorneys. Trained as prosecutors,
our criminal lawyers understand how the state or government builds its
case and rely on that understanding to develop strategies to take those
cases apart. Criminal charges may result in stigmatizing records, high
fines and the risk of incarceration. Having experienced criminal defense
lawyers on your side is vital to reducing your risk of suffering serious
Throughout the United States, law enforcement agencies have come down aggressively
on those who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. DWIs pose
a number of life-altering repercussions, including criminal records, long
term driver's license suspensions, high fines, treatment programs
and, in certain serious cases, incarceration. In order to reduce or dismiss
charges, accused offenders need strong legal support.
Rife with complications, emotional turbulence and deeply personal issues,
divorce and family law matters are often some of the most demanding and
frustrating legal proceedings. Beyond divorce, family law frequently consists
of additional difficult matters such as alimony, child custody and support,
property division and others.
Estate planning is a dense area of law that involves difficult issues such
as postmortem planning, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and wills. Planning,
meticulous preparation, and strong legal insight are essential to producing
an effective and cost-efficient estate plan process.
Corporate and business law involves the intersection of legal, financial
and regulatory issues. Business minded representation often includes advising
clients on contracts, employment issues, creditor rights, corporate formation,
shareholder relations, non-profit organization and governance, licensing,
copyright issues and local, state and federal regulatory matters, among
others. Our attorneys are familiar with the business climate in the communities
they serve and supply responsive, knowledgeable, and results-oriented
advice in order to protect our client's business interests.
Workers injured on the job have the opportunity to seek wage replacement
and medical benefits through workers' compensation insurance. As the
claim process is filled with legal complexities, dense regulations and
guidelines that can overwhelm injured workers, competent legal assistance
can alleviate frustrations and expedite the process.
Legal and legislative issues relating to health care are dynamic and rapidly
changing and our firm is committed to staying in front of them. Our growing
team of health care lawyers serves hospitals, physician practice groups
and health care professionals throughout the region. Our lawyers regularly
advise health care clients on employment issues, contract concerns, HIPPA
and privacy matters, reporting obligations, business structuring and restructuring,
medical staff issues, licensing issues, fraud and abuse investigations,
administrative hearings and myriad of other issues unique to the health
Government relations and lobbying services entail the intersection of legal
issues, government affairs, strategic planning and communications. To
serve the unique needs of our dynamic client base, we have formed the
Capitol Insights Group, a government relations and lobbying entity, focusing
on public policy development, public affairs planning, project management,
crisis response, coalition building and more.
Our firm represents employers and employees in a wide array of workplace
matters. For our corporate and business clients, we offer proactive employment
law solutions, auditing existing employment policies and assessing compliance
with current legal standards, safeguarding trade secrets and defending
actions brought by employees. We also represent individuals in Fair Labor
Standards Act, discrimination, workplace harassment and wrongful termination
cases well as claims involving and terminations contrary to public policy.
We are civil and criminal litigators -- attorneys that prepare for and,
at the same time, attempt to prevent court room disputes. Litigation arises
in varying areas of law, civil and criminal, but share a common thread
-- preparation and effective advocacy. From fact gathering, engaging with
experts, pretrial legal research and motion writing, trial preparation
and presentation and the appellate process, our lawyers tend to all phases
of court room preparation and presentation and seek to do so in compelling
and passionate tones.
Mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including
arbitration, are playing an increasingly important role in resolving legal
disputes. Our lawyers have earned a reputation as skillful, effective
mediators who are frequently successful in achieving satisfactory resolutions
between opposing parties. They are known and respected for being fair
to all sides and their willingness to be persistent and work hard to resolve
even the most difficult and complex cases. They have successfully mediated
a wide variety of cases, including business, construction, employment,
personal injury, insurance, divorce, probate and elder law, and real estate.
Because of their extensive litigation experience and reputation for being
impartial, they are often asked to serve as arbitrators by other lawyers
and referees by the Courts.
When litigating cases for individuals and businesses, our attorneys educate
our clients on the benefits of mediation and arbitration as an alternative
to courtroom litigation. The nuances of considering alternative dispute
resolution options to address legal disputes are important to understand.
From selecting an appropriate mediator or arbitrator to persuasive presentation
in settings outside of court, our lawyers thoroughly explore with clients
the cost and time savings that can be achieved by using alternative dispute
resolution to address business, contract, employment and family law disputes.
Even when it seems impossible, our lawyers work hard to resolve even the
most vigorously contested cases by finding amicable solutions through
alternative dispute resolution that address client concerns in a cost
Our attorneys assist individual and business clients protect their interests
before local zoning, planning and other municipal boards. From simple
real estate matters to complicated business related development, our attorneys
understand the rhythms of local government in New Hampshire and assist
clients to secure crucial approvals while building lasting partnerships
with local government officials.
Our attorneys assist clients with issues relating to the purchase and sale
of residential and commercial real estate, including: financing, construction
contracts, zoning, land use, commercial leasing, tax abatement, permitting
SSD benefits are designed to provide financial assistance and supplemental
income to individuals who are unable to work due to their injuries or
physical and mental limitations. Notorious for dense proceedings, complications
and high denial rates, the SSD process requires strong legal minds. Our
services include assistance with all SSD applications, appeals and Medicaid
and Medicare issues.
Individuals, start-up companies, established corporations and creative
artists alike can benefit from speaking with our Trademark & Copyright
team regarding the availability of a trademark, trademark and copyright
applications and safeguarding and defending trademark and copyright rights.
With a background in corporate governance, internal investigations and
white collar defense, our corporate fraud and internal investigations
group regularly conducts compliance and internal investigations as well
as represents officers and directors in corporate fraud and criminal matters.
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. represents individuals, companies, and corporate
boards and committees across all industries, including health care and
financial institutions, in compliance and regulatory matters, shareholder
class actions, and related civil and criminal litigation.