Attorney Justin Pasay, a JAG in the Naval Reserve, was recently selected for promotion to Lieutenant Commander. He will officially assume his new rank in fiscal year 2015. Prior to starting with DTC, Justin spent several years as an active duty JAG where he served as a prosecutor, Staff Judge Advocate and defense attorney. Justin also deployed to Iraq for much of 2009 and was attached to an Army unit located in Baghdad. Congratulations, Justin!!
Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC, is pleased to announce that Katherine B. Miller has become a member of the firm. Kate came to DTC after practicing in California, serving as Counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate, and clerking for the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. As a partner at DTC, Kate will continue to advise our municipal, not-for-profit and individual clients, in matters including estate planning, trust and estate administration, telecommunications law and creating and maintaining tax exempt status for organizations. Kate is a graduate of Brown University and Northeastern University School of Law.
DTC has offices in Exeter, Portsmouth and Meredith, NH.
Following an intensive training, internship and application process, Attorney Jessica L. Ecker has obtained her certification as a New Hampshire Family Mediator. While there are many attorneys and other persons out there who may have mediation skills, the New Hampshire certification board monitors and oversees the mediators who are certified, and requires a certain amount of continuing credits to ensure that certified mediators are up to date on the ever changing laws and regulations in the Family Division. Certified Family Mediators are the only mediators with whom the Family Division will order parties to mediate. For more information on the Family Mediator Certification Process, see: http://www.nh.gov/family-mediator/index.htm.
If you are interested in mediation services from Attorney Ecker, or have any other family law related questions, click here.
On June 6th, Attorney Justin Pasay was admitted to practice at the U.S. District Court – New Hampshire. The swearing in ceremony was held at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Attorney Pasay was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 2007 and continues to actively serve as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve.
Attorney Douglas Mansfield has been admitted as a subscriber to the Portsmouth Athenaeum. The Anthenaeum is a non-profit library and museum incorporated in 1817 and located in historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The mission of the Portsmouth Athenaeum is to promote and preserve the history of Portsmouth and the Piscataqua region as well as encourage the study and discourse on local history.
At the meeting of the Joint SAU 16 School Board on April 30, Attorney Kate Miller, who serves on the Cooperative School Board from the Town of Exeter, was re-elected by the members of the schools boards of Exeter, Stratham, Brentwood, East Kingston, Newfields and Kensington to serve another term as Chair. This is Kate’s ninth year on a school board serving the Exeter area. Kate is honored to be elected: “I find serving on the school board and guiding the Joint Board representing the six Towns in our SAU to be an incredibly gratifying way to give back to my community. We are creating a future for our communities by creating effective schools. Nothing could be more important.”
On April 23, 2012, Attorney Beth MacDonald, Chair of DTC’s Business Practice Group, was re-appointed to the Exeter Economic Development Commission by the Board of Selectmen. This is Beth’s second term on the Commission where she currently serves as Vice Chair and Secretary. For more information about the Commission click here.
Attorney Rob Ciandella has been reappointed by the Governor and Executive Council to another term on the Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee. The Committee was established by New Hampshire Legislature at RSA 12-A:46 to work with the private and public sectors to promote development of the telecommunications infrastructure of the State.
Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC is pleased to announce that Douglas M. Mansfield has become a Member of the Firm. Doug came to DTC after serving as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the City of New York and General Counsel for New York City’s Animal Control. Doug advises our business, municipal and individual clients in employment and labor matters as well as business law. Doug is a committed volunteer in New Hampshire, presently serving on several non-profit boards, including the Portsmouth Museum of Art. Doug is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Albany Law School of Union University.
On November 22 , 2011, Attorney Jessica Ecker was sworn in as a member of the Maine Bar, taking her oath at a small ceremony in Bangor. Attorney Ecker would like to extend the services she offers in the areas of family law, probate litigation, and real estate to residents of Maine, who often work in the Portsmouth area. After attending a comprehensive two day seminar in Augusta this summer on Maine Family Law practice, Attorney Ecker is excited to share her knowledge and experience with potential new clients who reside in Maine. Please click here for more information about Attorney Ecker, or to contact her.