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Ryan M. Borden Joins New Heights Board

We're proud to announce that firm attorney Ryan M. Borden has been named to the board of New Heights, helping kids reach their true potential through unique experiences.


Recent Publications

Bankruptcy, Wages, and Employment Issues

New Hampshire Bar Association News

By Ryan M. Borden & Richard K. McPartlin


What can an employee do if they discover their employer is filing bankruptcy? There are some protections.





Trustee Sales in The First Circuit

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

By Edmond J. Ford


In In Re Traverse, the First Circuit announced a rule that a homestead encumbered by an avoided mortgage cannot be sold by a trustee unless there is equity beyond the homestead amount. But a trustee may be able to overcome that opinion.






Recent CLE Materials

"Collection from Start to Finish," National Business Institute Seminar, Manchester, NH, April 7, 2016, Richard McParlin (Author)

"Traversing Traverse," United States Trustee's Office, Boston, Chapter 7 Trustee Training Session, September 30, 2015 (author)


"Thoughts and Questions on Till and Experts," Presenting Experts in Bankruptcy Litigation seminar, American Bankruptcy Institute's Northeast Bankruptcy Conference, July 18-19, 2014 (author)


Creditors’ Rights When Debtor Files Bankruptcy,” National Business Institute seminar, Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, December 2011 (author)


Bankruptcy From a Chapter 7 Trustee’s Perspective,” New Hampshire Bar Association - CLE, The Fundamentals of Bankruptcy - 2011, March 30, 2011 (author)


The Trial,” ABI Consumer and Litigation Skills Conference, January 2009 (co-author)


How Bankruptcy Changes the Landscape,” Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by-Step Workshop, NBI seminar, April 13, 2009 (author)


Bankruptcy and Title Insurance,” National Business Institute seminar, In-Depth Title Insurance Principles, June 12, 2007 (author)


“Bankruptcy Issues,” Lorman Education Services CLE, Advanced Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs, May 18, 2007 (author)


Credit and Bankruptcy Issues,” Real Estate Law - Advanced Issues and Answers, NBI seminar, February 19, 2007 (author)


Selected Materials on Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Procedure,” National Business Institute seminar, Bankruptcy Law and Procedure From Start to Finish, June 29, 2007 (author)

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Edmond J. Ford   -  603-373-1737
Marc W. McDonald  -  603-373-1761
Richard K. McPartlin  -  603-373-1721
Ryan M. Borden  -  603-373-1613