D'Amante Couser Steiner Pellerin



:: Raymond P. D'Amante
:: Bryan L. Pellerin

:: Bruce J. Marshall

:: Steven A. Solomon

:: Richard B. Couser










:: 2013 -

  • Bryan Pellerin has been appointed Chairman of the Town of Hopkinton Economic Development Committee.
  • The firm has been engaged to prepare Condominium documents

           for RiverWalk, a 170 Suite Fractional Share Condominium with

           restaurants, retail shops, a conference center and a health club and spa.

  • Ray D'Amante has been appointed to the Finance Committee for the

           New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.  The Foundation is the 25th

           largest private foundation in the United States with assets exceeding

           $475 million.

:: 2012 -

           animals to the children at the Concord Hospital Pediatric Ward for the

           Christmas holidays. 

  • The firm obtained approvals for three stores in Concord, New Hampshire,

           all of which are now open:

                 -  Men's Warehouse

                    (which received the 2012 award for the best Men's Warehouse store

                    in the North East region);

                 -  Great Clips; and

                 -  Sprint.

           been recognized for the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

  • Attorney Ray D'Amante was named the 2012 Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the

           Year in Land Use and Zoning for the Concord, NH area.

  • Construction and permanent loan financing was closed by the firm for

           the construction of a medical office building in Rochester, NH for

           Frisbie Hospital practices.

  • Attorney D'Amante lectured on "Perspectives on Due Diligence in Real Estate

           Development:  Seeking to Avoid Problems" to the International Municipal

           Lawyers Association New England Regional Land Use Seminar.

  • Ray D'Amante served as an expert witness in connection with a lawsuit alleging negligence by a surveyor in connection with a subdivision exceeding 100 lots.  The lawsuit against the surveyor was dismissed after completion of the expert report.
  • Dollar General Stores opened Stores in Tilton, Whitefield and Hillsboro, N.H., for which the firm obtained approvals in 2012.
  • The firm concluded another year in its 33 year tradition of providing

           pro bono legal services in our fields of practice to active duty

           enlisted military personnel.

  • The firm took over legal representation of Highfield Commons, a 273

           unit single family home subdivision in Rochester, NH that features

           geothermal heating and cooling, which has significantly reduced

           heating and air conditioning costs for each home.

  • Ray D'Amante has again been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in America by Chambers and Partners.
  • The firm continues to represent homeowners in the Chichester/

           Pembroke area in opposition to the Northern Pass 1,200 mega

           watt transmission line easement through those communities and has

           encouraged and provided input on the placement of the transmision

           line in the existing PSNH easement in Concord, thereby preserving the

           significant Hackett Hill and Garvin Hill areas and one of the most

           significant views in Central, NH.

  • The firm obtained approvals for Dollar General Stores in

           Groveton/Northumberland and Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

           The Groveton approvals were particularly significant because in 2008 the

           firm, on a pro bono basis, created and obtained IRC Section 501(c)(3)

           approval for GREAT - the Groveton Regional Economic Advisory Team -

           formed to promote economic development in the Groveton region

           after the closure of a major paper mill.

:: 2011 -

  • The firm represented Casey Family Services to relocate its New Hampshire headquarters to a new 23,000 s.f. office facility in Concord, NH.
  • The firm obtained site plan approvals for a new Batteries Plus Store in Manchester, NH, which has been recognized as the eighth best Batteries Plus Store in the

           entire chain.

  • The firm obtained reversal in the New Hampshire Supreme Court of

           a trial court ruling ordering the firm's client, to construct a drainage

           line across its completed and occupied commercial real estate development.

           The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiff did not have

           a valid easement, thereby eliminating the possibility of the substantial

           expense, disruption and inconvenience of complying with the

           trial court's order.

           been recognized for the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

  • The firm obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $1.5 million for a construction contractor in a major construction case against the State of New Hampshire.
  • The firm was retained to create a new EB-5 Regional Center, under

           the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program created by Section 610 of

           Public Law 102-395, to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and

           capital investment by alien investors.

  • DEW Construction started construction of Phase 2 of the Medical Office

           Building in Penacook Village, Concord, NH, for which the firm provided all

           legal services. Construction of Phase 1 is nearing completion.

  • Ray D'Amante has again been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in America by Chambers and Partners.
  • A wrongful death case was settled by the firm for a payment of $2.2 million.
  • Construction commenced for a 10,000 s.f. Dollar Tree Store on Loudon Road

           in Concord, N.H. Project approvals, loan closing, construction contracts and

           related work were obtained by Ray D’Amante for the property owner.

  • The firm obtained approvals for a 8,900 s.f. retail complex adjacent to the

           Steeplegate Mall in Concord, NH to include three nationally-branded stores.

  • DEW Construction broke ground in the Village of Penacook, N.H. to construct

           a 14,000 s.f. Medical Office Building (MOB) for Concord Hospital.

           Ray D’Amante represented DEW in the acquisition of the MOB property

           from the City of Concord, including the resolution of over 60 title issues

           encountered during the title examination and related matters.

  • Ray D’Amante became a member of the Concord Regional Advisory Board

           of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is the 25th

           largest private foundation in the United States with assets exceeding

           $475 million.

  • Ray D’Amante represented Intervenors before the Department of Energy

           (DOE) Public Scoping Meetings in Pembroke and Plymouth, New Hampshire

           in connection with the application of Northern Pass for a Presidential Permit

           for the 1200 megawatt, $1.1 billion Transmission Line, followed by the

           submission of written testimony to the DOE in Washington, D.C.

:: 2010 -

  • Ray D’Amante successfully represented three separate clients, who,

           as a result of that representation, were awarded Intervenor status by the

           United States Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C., in

           connection with the application of Northern Pass to the DOE for a

           Presidential Permit to cross the Canadian/United States International

           Boundary to construct a 1200 megawatt, $1.1 billion dollar electrical

           Transmission Line in New Hampshire. The firm advocated locating the

           Transmission Line in an existing PSNH easement in Concord, NH.

  • Bryan Pellerin represented a Seller in a $1.7 million sale of self-storage real estate and business assets.
  • Ray D'Amante recently participated in the Casey Family Services 2010

           Financial Wellness Fair in Concord, NH, presenting a seminar on Estate


  • Ray D'Amante has again been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in America by Chambers and Partners.
  • D’Amante Couser Pellerin & Associates, P.A. is pleased to announce

           that Attorney Steven A. Solomon has joined the firm.

  • Bryan Pellerin obtained Land Sales Full Disclosure Act Registration for an

           85 lot subdivision in the Lakes Region.

  • U.S. News and World Report has selected DCPA as one of the

           "Best Law Firms" in the United States in the category of Land Use and

           Zoning - First-Tier.

  • A Development Agreement has been executed between the City of Concord

           and DEW CONSTRUCTION of Williston, VT for the construction of a

           medical office building for CONCORD HOSPITAL at the old tannery,

           redevelopment, brownfields, site in the downtown area of Penacook.

           Ray D'Amante provided legal services in connection with the negotiation

           and drafting of the Development Agreement and the future

           construction of the project. 

  • DCPA has been engaged to obtain development approvals for VISTA PARK,

           a 150,000+/- s.f. retail development at Exit 5 on Interstate 93.

  • The firm has been engaged by Mount Washington Union, LLC to obtain

           approvals for an 80 +/- acre retail/business center at Exit 11 on Interstate 93.

  • Ray D'Amante has been engaged to provide various legal services to construct

           RIVERWALK at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NHRIVERWALK will be a

           first-class, mixed-use resort development, including 170 suites,

           restaurants, retail shops, a conference center, and a health club and spa,

           with a ski lift to the base of South Mountain. The Project may include

           Tax Increment Financing (TIF).

  • Ray D'Amante provided legal services for the condominium conversion of SCANDIA HALL, which was constructed in 1862 as a school house.  This project will preserve and restore this historically significant neighborhood property, which has been

          abandoned since the early 1990's.

           The firm represented LOWE'S in obtaining approvals for the project.

  • DCPA engaged by CLEAN POWER DEVELOPMENT, LLC to provide legal

           representation in connection with obtaining easements and other legal

           work for its $110,000,000 BioMass Plant in Berlin, NH.

  • Ray D’Amante has again been selected for recognition in the 2010 Super

           Lawyers publication of the top attorneys in Real Estate and Construction in

           the United States in the category of Land Use and Zoning.

  • Bryan Pellerin elected as a member of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen.
  • Ray D’Amante again recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Land

           Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law by Woodward & White.

  • Ray D’Amante and Bryan Pellerin complete training to obtain a Preferred

          Professional designation from PENSCO Trust Co. for self-directed IRA

           Investments in real estate, business, notes and mortgages.

  • Both the firm and Ray D'Amante, individually have once again been

           top ranked for real estate and land use and zoning law by

           Chambers and Partners Legal Publishers for 2010. Chambers is an

           independent, objective rating service whose recommendations are based

           on interviews with clients and other attorneys.

:: 2009 -

  • DCPA sponsors 2009 Scottish International Heavyweight Athletics at the

           New Hampshire Highland Games. Dan Ford of the USA won the

           D'Amante Cup.

  • SIENA-BODWELL - a Joint Venture engages the firm to provide legal work

           for a 127,000+ s.f. commercial/restaurant development

           on Loudon Road in Concord, New Hampshire.  The project includes a

           Development Agreement with the City of Concord, the acquisition of surplus

           state land, the partial discontinuance and relocation of a city street and

           obtainaing all approvals and leases

  • DCPA engaged to provide various legal and consulting services for a

           100,000 s.f. Perishable Air-Cargo Terminal and a 200,000 s.f. General

           Air Cargo Terminal together valued at $38,000,000 at the Portsmouth (NH)

           International Airport at Pease on a 34 acre site.

  • Ray D'Amante obtained approval from the Lebanon Planning Board for the

           construction of three research and development buildings of 22,000 s.f. 

           each as the first phase of the development of a new office/research and

           development park at the airport in Lebanon, NH - the UPPER VALLEY


:: 2008 -

  • Ray D'Amante engaged to conduct due diligence and advise on the

           feasibility of converting the former RIVERBEND MILL factory in Franklin,

           NH to residential condominiums.  The RIVERBEND MILL facility is the

           initial project for the revitalization of downtown Franklin, NH and is a

           part of the new Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District.

  • DCPA sponsors 2008 Scottish International Heavyweight Athletics at the

           New Hampshire Highland Games. Stefan Petursson of Iceland wins

           the D'Amante Cup.

  • DCPA assisted in the establishment of the Groveton Regional Economic

           Action Team (GREAT) to provide leadership in economic development in the

           region.  DCPA services were provided pro bono for the regional business

           community, including obtaining IRC § 501(c)(3) approval as a non-profit


  • McDONALD’S opening, Loudon Road, Concord, NH.  This project involved

           the construction of a new McDonald's at the site of the 1,500th

           McDonald's constructed in the USA. Ray Krok opened the original

           Concord, NH restaurant at that location.

  • WALGREENS ground breaking - Ray D'Amante revised the original layout to

           eliminate all eight variances and special exceptions initially needed for

           the original design.  All ZBA hearings were eliminated.  Ray also obtained the

           Planning Board approvals.

  • DCPA provided legal services in connection with the creation of the


           Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.  The work included the

           acquisition by the Potter Family of 17,000 acres of former family land,

           which was added to 11,000 acres still owned by the family to establish

           contiguous holdings of 28,000 acres, including Brandreth Lake and

           obtaining IRC § 501(c)(3) non-profit status for the entity.

           SHINGLE SHANTY has dedicated the 17,000 acres to be used for

           long term environmental studies.  A Scientific Advisory Board has been

           created to evaluate proposals for environmental research at the PRESERVE.

  • Ray D'Amante engaged to conduct due diligence and advise on the

           feasibility of acquiring and expanding the RIVERMILL office, commercial

           and restaurant project in Lebanon, NH.