Attorney Douglas Mansfield’s practice focuses on, corporate/business law, employment and labor law, entertainment law and, copyright and trademark law. As a corporate and transactional lawyer, Doug helps clients form, grow and sell their businesses and assists in preventing and solving problems. His work on behalf of business clients covers general corporate law, employment law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, leases, succession planning, and buying and selling businesses.
Attorney Mansfield is the chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Practice Group and a member of the Business Practice Group and Non-Profit Organizations Practice Group.
Doug grew up in Stratham and graduated from Exeter High School and the University of New Hampshire. He received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University. Upon graduation and admission to the New York and New Hampshire bars, Attorney Mansfield began work as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department in Manhattan. In his practice with the New York City Attorney’s office, he handled several high profile cases prosecuting cases on behalf of the City in criminal and civil court. In the latter part of his career with the City of New York, Attorney Mansfield became a member of the commercial litigation division, defending the City of New York on various business interest disputes in federal and state courts.
Attorney Mansfield served for approximately eight years as General Counsel to the newly created NYC Center for Animal Care and Control, Inc., which was responsible for providing animal control and rescue services to the City of New York. As chief lawyer, he was responsible for managing all legal affairs for this 10 million-dollar budget, 120 employee, organization. Attorney Mansfield’s focus was on employment/labor, corporate and contracts issues. In addition to running the legal affairs for the company, he interacted with various City agencies on a wide variety of municipal matters, including labor negotiations, contract negotiations, legislation and criminal enforcement. In 1997 Doug received the New York State Humane Association’s Humane Law Enforcement Award. In 2002 Doug returned to the Seacoast area of New Hampshire.
Doug is a committed volunteer in the community. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mary E. Bartlett Library, and is a member of the Portsmouth Athenaeum.
Doug is admitted to the bars in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for New Hampshire and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Bar Association, the Rockingham County Bar Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Law Association. In addition, Attorney Mansfield is a member of New Hampshire Bar Association’s Employment Labor Law Committee.