Practice Areas

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.

Personal Injury

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.

Criminal Law

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 criminal penalties.


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.

Divorce & Family Law

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.

Elder Law & Estate Planning

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 Law & Business

Corporate and business law involves the intersection of legal, financial and regulatory issues. Business minded representation often includes advising clients on contracts, employment issues, 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' Compensation

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.

Health care

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 care industry.

Government Relations & Lobbying

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.

Employment Law

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 Arbitration

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.

Municipal Law

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.

Real Estate Law

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 and others.

Social Security Disability

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.

Corporate Fraud & Internal Investigations

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.

Immigration Law

In recent years, the U.S. government has been enacting several controversial policies to prohibit migrants from entering the country. In the current political climate, all hopeful migrants, undocumented immigrants, and naturalized citizens must have a comprehensive understanding of their legal rights. Fortunately, the immigration attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. provide customized legal solutions to families, businesses, and educational institutions. Our experienced legal team can help you in all matters involving immigration law, including visas, deportation defense, and asylum protections.

Discuss Your Case with Proven New Hampshire Lawyers

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we have experience in a broad range of practice areas, a reputation as one of New Hampshire's largest firms and track record of delivering significant victories for clients in matters large and small. We work with our clients to assess their goals and then develop a legal strategy focused on reaching those goals in an efficient, cost effective manner. Along the way, we seek to empower our clients with information, believing that our success requires clear client communication. If you would like to discuss your case with a member of our legal team, contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. today.

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