We try to keep our business clients out of court. Since that's not always possible, we stand prepared. Our commercial litigation unit handles virtually every type of business dispute at the state, federal and appellate levels. We defend our clients' intellectual property rights in their trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. We protect our clients when their former business partners become adversaries. We fight for our clients when the competition tries to gain an unfair advantage. The firm's lawyers handle innumerable disputes over such matters as software licensing and development, distribution agreements, joint venture agreements, real estate development contracts, asset and stock purchase agreements, advertising practices, employment discrimination, environmental issues, and fair trade practices. The firm also maintains an active construction law practice group.
Construction litigation at Getman, Schulthess, Steere & Poulin, P.A. will provide you a quality representation through a broad base of our legal experience. That experience ranges from handling smaller matters with limited risk exposure to those worth several million dollars. The primary goal is to anticipate and resolve issues quickly and efficiently, avoiding needless litigation and cost. We have represented clients in nearly every segment of the industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors and engineers and tried numerous jury cases stemming from virtually all aspects of construction projects.
Criminal Defense and White Collar Law
The firm’s criminal section represents clients from all backgrounds and walks of life. From simple DWIs to complex white collar investigations, our criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent you throughout the entire court process.
The firm’s Domestic Relations/Family Law attorneys have extensive experience in advising, negotiating and litigating all issues relating to divorce, post-divorce and separation, as well as issues relating to children. Our attorneys are sensitive to the individual needs of all types of families, and have creative and effective solutions relating to custody, child support, alimony, parenting plans and modifications. In addition, our attorneys are committed to counseling our clients with compassion and consideration for privacy during these difficult and emotional times. The experience of our family law attorneys is backed by the expertise of our corporate, tax and estate planning departments. We are adept to resolving complex issues of asset distribution, including closely held corporations, pensions, retirement accounts, real estate, and estate planning. Our experienced attorneys are prepared to manage all complex aspects of family law, efficiently and effectively, from negotiation to resolution or trial.
Our employment law practioners counsel clients in all aspects of the employment relationship in administrative proceedings, arbitration and in litigation in state and federal courts. We draft policies and handbooks and conduct training for our clients in the areas of discrimination and harassment. Our attorneys handle matters that arise under various state and federal legislation including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. GSSP employment attorneys regularly draft individual employment agreements, separation agreements and non-compete agreements. We provide assistance to employers with terminations, reductions in force, and wage and hour disputes.
GSSP environmental lawyers assist clients in all aspects of environmental regulation on the state and federal level in air, water and waste related issues. We have extensive experience in navigating both compliance and enforcement issues with both state and federal regulatory agencies. Whether environmental issues arise in a development or operational setting, our attorneys are experienced in creating and implementing solutions in an economical and efficient manner.
The firm’s trial section has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of personal injury, professional malpractice, products liability, environmental, commercial dispute, construction defect and employment cases. The firm’s litigators have tried cases in all of the Superior Courts and the Federal District Court in New Hampshire, the trial courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before many State and Federal administrative agencies and boards, and have argued cases in the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, they have litigated countless cases in other forums including uninsured motorists’ arbitrations, New Hampshire Labor Department and Appeals Board proceedings and as professional licensing boards.The firm currently represents 68 Insurance carriers and Self-Insured Trusts.
Our attorneys have long experience in both the plaintiff’s and defense sides of medical malpractice litigation in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts state and federal courts. One of our attorneys holds an undergraduate degree in nursing as well as board certification as a nurse practitioner and has practiced in this area of the law for over twenty years.
Our attorneys appear before state licensing boards for physicians and psychologists. We regularly provide continuing education courses for health care providers in aspects of risk management and regulatory compliance.
We believe that our extensive experience in defending personal injury cases gives GSSP attorneys a unique breadth and depth of experience in assisting personal injury plaintiffs as well. We not only understand the law and the medicine involved in your personal injury matter, we know how the defense will likely evaluate your claim.
Our Workers' Compensation Department is comprised of lawyers who have more than 75 years of combined experience handling workers compensation matters. We represent self-insured employers, businesses and insurance companies throughout the State of New Hampshire in claims involving claimed work-related injuries filed by employees. Our attorneys have practiced at all levels of the Workers' Compensation process, from initial case evaluation and possible early resolution to representation at Labor Department hearing level, before the Compensation Appeal's Board as well as appeals before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Our attorneys have also prepared and presented many seminars, approved by the Department of Insurance for continuing education credits and have also presented seminars before the Compensation Appeals Board relating to current issues in the workers compensation claims process and developments in the law. We are always readily available to our clients to answer questions whether or not the questions involves a case we are handling and perceive our role not only as legal advisors and advocates, but as problem solvers for our clients. We aim to be efficient and effective without incurring needless delay or expense for our clients.