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Sean T. O’Connell

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  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ 2019
    Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ 2019
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With more than 20 years’ experience providing legal services, he helps his clients manage the life and health of their businesses, including purchase and sales, acquisition, entity selection and creation as well as corporate dissolution, drafting, defending and challenging non-compete, and other restrictive covenants. He understands the needs of business owners in New Hampshire and Maine and is focused on reaching efficient and fair outcomes.

Sean successfully represented Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (formerly Meadowbrook) during its sale of an interest in the concert venue to Live Nation Entertainment. He also represented a client in the specialty foods business in an acquisition of a competitor valued at over $20M.

A native of Durham, New Hampshire, here received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 and then went on to compete in the U.S. National Rowing Team for several years. Sean received his Juris Doctorate from UNH Law School in 1995.

    Admissions

    • Member of the New Hampshire Bar
    • Member of the Maine Bar
    • Member of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
    • Member of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
    • Member of the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals

    Professional Associations & Memberships

    • Children’s Museum of New Hampshire – Past Chair and Board of Directors
    • Great Bay Rowing – Founder and Board Member
    • Strafford County Bar Association – Former President

    Career

    • B.A. University of New Hampshire, 1987
    • University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1995)
    • Associate, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 1996-2003
    • Director, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., 2003-2007
    • Shareholder, Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. 2007-present

    Community Involvement

    • Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors-2011-present; Board Chair 2015-2016
    • UNH Alumni Awards Committee – 20015-present
    • Children’s Museum of New Hampshire – Past Chair and Board of Directors-1999=2008
    • Great Bay Rowing – Founder and Board Member – 1996-2012
    • Strafford County Bar Association – Former President

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