:: 2013 -
for RiverWalk, a 170 Suite Fractional Share Condominium with
restaurants, retail shops, a conference center and a health club and spa.
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is the 25th
largest private foundation in the United States with assets exceeding
:: 2012 -
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
Year in Land Use and Zoning for the Concord, NH area.
the construction of a medical office building in Rochester, NH for
Frisbie Hospital practices.
Development: Seeking to Avoid Problems" to the International Municipal
Lawyers Association New England Regional Land Use Seminar.
pro bono legal services in our fields of practice to active duty
enlisted military personnel.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Building in Penacook Village, Concord, NH, for which the firm provided all
legal services. Construction of Phase 1 is nearing completion.
in Concord, N.H. Project approvals, loan closing, construction contracts and
related work were obtained by Ray D’Amante for the property owner.
Steeplegate Mall in Concord, NH to include three nationally-branded stores.
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.
of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The Foundation is the 25th
largest private foundation in the United States with assets exceeding
(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.
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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.
Financial Wellness Fair in Concord, NH, presenting a seminar on Estate
that Attorney Steven A. Solomon has joined the firm.
85 lot subdivision in the Lakes Region.
"Best Law Firms" in the United States in the category of Land Use and
Zoning - First-Tier.
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.
a 150,000+/- s.f. retail development at Exit 5 on Interstate 93.
approvals for an 80 +/- acre retail/business center at Exit 11 on Interstate 93.
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).
abandoned since the early 1990's.
The firm represented LOWE'S in obtaining approvals for the project.
representation in connection with obtaining easements and other legal
work for its $110,000,000 BioMass Plant in Berlin, NH.
Lawyers publication of the top attorneys in Real Estate and Construction in
the United States in the category of Land Use and Zoning.
Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law by Woodward & White.
Professional designation from PENSCO Trust Co. for self-directed IRA
Investments in real estate, business, notes and mortgages.
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.
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New Hampshire Highland Games. Dan Ford of the USA won the
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
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.
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
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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.
New Hampshire Highland Games. Stefan Petursson of Iceland wins
the D'Amante Cup.
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
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.
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.
SHINGLE SHANTY PRESERVE AND RESEARCH STATION in 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.
feasibility of acquiring and expanding the RIVERMILL office, commercial
and restaurant project in Lebanon, NH.