Meredith Office Ribbon Cutting

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On Wednesday March 9th the Meredith Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at our new Meredith office location, 164 NH Route 25, Towle House, Unit 2. Our new office location better serves our clients with a more modern layout and accessible facilities and convenient parking just up the hill from our former location.

From left to right:

Wendy Bagley from the Meredith Chamber of Commerce, DTC Partner Mike Donahue, DTC Associate Nicole Tibbetts, DTC Partner Chris Boldt, DTC Assistant Jenn LaRhette, DTC Director Priscilla Lord, DTC Associate Eric Maher, DTC Partner Kate Miller and Sue Cerutti from the Meredith Chamber of Commerce.

WE’VE MOVED OUR MEREDITH OFFICE!

DTC is pleased to announce the relocation of our Meredith office to the Towle House, Unit 2, 164 Route 25 in Meredith. Our new office location will better serve our clients with a more modern layout and accessible facilities and convenient parking just up the hill from our former location. DTC expanded its presence to the Lakes Region in 2011 to better serve our lakes region and north country client base. We also continue to serve clients from our Exeter and Portsmouth locations. Please feel free to stop by and visit!

Pie Auction to Bring in the Dough

Attorney Chris Boldt will again serve as Auctioneer for the 8th Annual Harvest Dinner and Pie Auction at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth. The event will be held on November 20th at 6 p.m. and raises funds for the Church’s local outreach missions, including the Community Food Center, CASA and other worthy projects. The attached photo shows Chris in action at this popular Holiday tradition.

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DTC Paralegal Tina Foley Wins Paralegal Professionalism Award

On Friday September 18th, Senior Real Estate Paralegal Tina Foley was awarded the Paralegal Professionalism Award from the New Hampshire Bar Association. This annual award is presented to the nominee who best exhibits a high degree of professionalism: possesses an outstanding level of job-related knowledge; has motivation that exceeds expectations; is considered a role model for other paralegals; and promotes paralegal work as a profession. Congrats Tina!

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DTC Presents Lunch and Learn on Estate Planning for Business Owners

On Thursday August 20, 2015 DTC presents Lunch and Learn on Estate Planning for Business Owners. Business owners face unique dilemmas when contemplating retirement and estate planning. Common questions business owners should be asking include: “What will happen to my business?” “Should I sell it or transfer it to family members?” and “When should I start passing the reins?” We will provide an overview of various factors and options that should be considered for a business owner’s succession and estate planning. For more information or to register visit the Exeter Chamber of Commerce website.

Finally, Some Good News from the IRS for Small Non-Profits

 

By Katherine B. Miller, Esq.

For years, I have represented small non-profit organizations as they have struggled with an unwieldy form to apply to the IRS for recognition of tax exempt status.  This application process is necessary for organizations to be deemed tax exempt pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) (for charities) and the other subsections, such as 501(c)(4) for social welfare organizations.  Currently, there is only one IRS form, Form 1023, which is used by large, well-heeled private foundations and the smallest, local organizations alike.

For small, struggling non-profits, the same form is also required for reinstatement, if the organization’s tax exempt status is revoked by the IRS for failure to file the appropriate documents with the IRS for three years in a row.  For those organizations, completing the whole application a second time can be a real hurdle.

Now, the IRS has announced it has a draft Form 1023-EZ, just like other “EZ” tax forms, to make it easier for small organizations.  The draft form should be available on the IRS website shortly, www.irs.gov

Not only will this make it easier for small organizations to be recognized as tax exempt by the IRS in the first place, it will provide a streamlined process for applying for reinstatement, should the organization’s tax exempt status be revoked by the IRS for failure to file annual reports.  This should be a real improvement for small organizations, and should allow more of their dollars to go to their tax exempt purposes instead of towards paperwork.  Now that’s what I call good news!

Jessica Ecker elected President of Rockingham County Bar Association

 

On May 30, 2012 at the Rockingham County Bar Association’s annual meeting at the Exeter Inn, Attorney Ecker was unanimously voted in as President of the Association for the 2012/2013 term.  Jessica has served on the Rockingham County Bar Association’s Board of Directors for the past four years, and has enjoyed working with the other board members and organizing events and conferences for Association members.  She is looking forward to a productive and enjoyable term as President.