Attorney Chris Boldt is back on Stage in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Chris rejoins Advice To The Players, Sandwich’s own Shakespeare company, for their 2021 season finale – Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night or What You Will, the Company’s 4th annual holiday production.  This year’s Twelfth Night will be performed by a 50+ cast of experienced professional and local actors, and will be filled with your favorite holiday songs between scenes.  Chris will be playing the “hopeless romantic” Count Orsino as well as the “drunk uncle” Toby Belch.  This production will be a hybrid.  Zoom performances will be on December 11th at 7:30 and 12th at 5:30 , while “live” performances will be on December 18th at 7:30 and the 19th at 5:30 at the Sandwich Town Hall Theater.  In-person performances will be masked, limited seating available.  The in-person performances will be performed in an oral interpretation style at music stands, to allow for distancing of actors.  Tickets to this production are available for reservation online at or by calling 603-284-7115.  The suggested donation for tickets is $15.

DTC Lawyers Participate in New Hampshire Bar Association Lawline

The NH Bar Association would like to thank attorneys Robert Derosier, Douglas Mansfield, Eric Maher, Chris Hawkins, Elaina Hoeppner, and William Warren from the law firm of Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, as well as attorneys Richard Samdperil, Joe Welsh, Keri Welch, Catherine Baumann, and Pamela Kozlowski, for taking part in Lawline on Wednesday, April 14. They fielded more than 50 calls from the public on a variety of legal issues, including family law, probate, landlord/tenant, and criminal law. When asked about why she participates in Lawline, Kozlowski said, “I’ve had the pleasure of participating in Lawline six times over the years and each time I walk away feeling like we’ve collectively delivered a valuable service to self-represented stakeholders in New Hampshire and beyond. In a 10-20 minute call you can hear the caller’s voice transforming from anxious to grounded. And the appreciation they express is not only rewarding it is reminder that this service is desperately needed. As a lawyer I am also grateful to Lawline for providing the means to be able to give back in such a meaningful way.”

To see the article click here  LawLine article in May issue

Attorney Robert Ciandella Retires After 40 Years of Service to his Client

After 40 years of practicing law, Rob Ciandella has retired effective July 1, 2020. Rob wrote in a letter to his clients:

“Practicing law has been consistently rewarding and interesting. Practicing law has also introduced me to people like you, who are “in the arena” and looking to make things happen in this world. Finally, practicing law here at the Firm has put me in the mix of a rich, collegial atmosphere. I am deeply grateful for it all.

Now is my time to turn to other pursuits. I will bring to what comes next all that I have learned from my experience practicing law and servicing clients. Thank you for helping to shape that experience.”

Please join all of us in wishing Rob and his wife Debbie the best in many years of a well-earned retirement ahead

Attorney Kate Miller to Give Presentation on Federal Law Risk Management and Telecommunication Law Update

DTC Partner Katherine B. Miller will be speaking on November 14, 2019, at the conference of the Northern New England chapter of the American Planning Association, at the Mount Washington Hotel, in Bretton Woods, NH. Kate will be on a panel with New Hampshire planners, discussing updates to federal laws that planners should know about. Kate will be covering telecommunications law, including recent changes in federal rules on permitting wireless communications facilities, including granting them access to public rights of way. Her Power Point Presentation is included here.

Kate is the Chair of the Telecommunications and Utilities Practice Groups at DTC.

DTC to Sponsor American Independence Museum’s Beer for History Series

We are very excited to be sponsoring this year’s American Independence Museum’s Beer for History series. Join us on Thursday, September 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern in Exeter, NH for the first event with beer from von Trapp Brewing. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here!

[Photo by Paul Royal]

Click here for article on September 26th event

Chris and Carolyn Boldt Perform with Sandwich Singers

Attorney Chris Boldt and his wife Carolyn will again perform with the Sandwich Singers at three Christmas concerts this year: Wednesday December 12 at the Congregational Church in Melvin Village; Thursday December 13 at St. Andrew’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth; and Sunday December 16 at the Methodist Meeting House in Center Sandwich. All concerts will be at 7:00 p.m. and are free, though contributions are gratefully accepted.

For more information, please go to

DTC to Participate in Exeter Hospital’s United in Wellness Cancer Walk & Trick or Treat Trot 5K

DTC Lawyers will be participating as a team in the Exeter Hospital’s United in Wellness Cancer Walk & Trick or Treat Trot 5K on Sunday, October 28th to support the Center for Cancer Care at Exeter Hospital and their patients. Come join us for a morning of Halloween fun and fitness! This 5K is geared towards all fitness levels and they are encouraging participants to embrace the spirit of Halloween by dressing in costume. There will be prizes to top fundraisers, both individual and team, as well as 5K division winners and best costume. After the race there will be snacks, face painting, and more!

Click here for more information.

DTC Attorney John Ratigan to Give Lectures on Solar Power & Land Use

DTC Attorney John Ratigan will be presenting a lecture on Solar Power & Land Use for the 2018 Municipal Law Lecture Series. These lectures are geared towards municipal officials who hold interest or responsibility in any aspect of municipal land use regulation, including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers, and public works personnel.

Attorney Ratigan’s lectures will focus on Model Solar Ordinance & Guidance and will be as followed: Wednesday, September 26th 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Stratham Municipal Center, Wednesday, October 3rd 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Derry Municipal Center, and Wednesday, October 10th 7:00pm –9:00 pm at Cheshire County Hall in Keene.

For more information on the New Hampshire Municipal Association, click here.

DTC is Proud to Sponsor TEDxPortsmouth “That Was Then”

DTC is proud to sponsor the 6th annual TEDx event, scheduled for Friday, September 7, 2018 at Portsmouth’s historic Music Hall. TEDx focuses on spreading ideas and bringing people together through local, self-organized events. This year’s theme, “That Was Then,” will include fifteen exciting and inspiring speakers as well as several performing acts who will explore big ideas and challenges affecting our community. They will be reflecting on how things were, how things are now, and then begin an exploration of how things will be. Topics will include the environment and planet, community challenges, and ways to revolutionize our businesses and improve our towns.

People who are unable to attend can access a free, online live stream of the event. For more information, click here.

DTC Paralegal Judges Junior Oratorical Contest at the NH Institute for Politics on the Campus of St. Anselm College

On Saturday, April 7, Paralegal Stephanie Carty, volunteered as a judge for the American Legion, Department of New Hampshire, Junior Oratorical Contest at the NH Institute for Politics on the Campus of St. Anselm College. Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship. The Junior contest, children in 6th through 8th grade, is a pathway to the High School Oratorical Contest. The program is designed to create interest, foster appreciation and gain a better understanding of the United States. A single main speech topic related the United States Constitution is required with a length of 3 to 5 minutes, as well as an “Assigned Topic” that must consume 2 to 4 minutes of the presenter’s delivery. Stephanie is an active member of R.A. Mitchell Unit 51 American Legion Auxiliary. The American Legion family is the nation’s largest veterans service organization. For more information about the American Legion’s mission and programs please go to