Practice Groups

At DTC, we take a team approach to offering legal services.  Our attorneys all work in more than one practice area, creating breadth and diversity as well as deep legal expertise within each practice group.  We believe our clients can often be served best by providing them with the collective wisdom and experience of our firm.

DTC’s Practice Groups have expertise in the following major areas of the law:


The Supreme Court expanded its appellate review process by automatically accepting all direct appeals from the state’s trial courts. This change is expected to more than double the number of appeals. With this expansion of appellate practice, Donahue Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC wishes to introduce its appellate practice group and to let you know that our experience and resources are available to you and your clients.

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Bankruptcy Law – Creditor Representation

The attorneys of DTC’s Bankruptcy Practice Group provide proactive advice to commercial and private lenders, landlords, municipalities and other claim holders, both secured and unsecured, in all phases of creditor representation.

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Business Law

Since its beginning over 25 years ago, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC has strived to meet the needs of a broad range of New Hampshire businesses. From the small, family owned business to the large corporation, we tailor our legal services to the particular demands of each client.

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Charitable & Other Non-Profit Organizations

Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella has provided legal services to non-profit organizations for over twenty-five (25) years, and we consider it a cornerstone of our practice.  Our clients include long-standing charitable trusts and foundations, churches, non-profit community and educational groups, a charitable hospital, a large continuing care retirement community (CCRC), the local land trust and many other groups that qualify as tax exempt under  Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3).

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Employment and Labor

Employment and Labor issues are ever expanding areas of the law impacting both private and public employers. Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC offers extensive experience in employment and labor law matters to its clients both from the employer and employee perspective.

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Energy, Utilities & Related Services

Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC is actively engaged in these practice areas for both the public and private sector clients. We provide pro-active counsel to guide our energy service and utility clients

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DTC’s Environmental Practice Group focuses on the issues that business owners, municipalities, developers and land owners regularly confront in the environmental arena arising from the tremendous growth in the regulatory efforts of all levels of government, together with private enforcement of environmental standards.

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Estate Planning, Elder Law & Trusts and Estates

Our experienced attorneys and staff assist clients effectively and cost efficiently to create estate plans tailored to their needs, from simple to more complex plans, including long-term care planning, special needs trusts, charitable trusts, and estate and income tax minimization planning.  At DTC, we also help families to navigate through the probate process and trust administration matters.

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Land Use and Permitting

The experienced attorneys and paralegals in DTC’s Land Use and Permitting Practice Group recognize that the purchase and permitting of real estate for commercial, industrial, or residential development is a market driven, intricate legal process with a high risk/reward ratio for our clients.

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When clients need a judge or jury to resolve their differences, the lawyers at Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC zealously advocate their clients’ interests in court. The litigation team has extensive experience representing clients in both State and Federal courts, and before a variety of administrative agencies.

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Professional Liability, Licensing, and Discipline

Represent licensed professionals in malpractice and liability claims, as well professional licensing and discipline matters.

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Real Estate

The purchase and development of real estate, whether for a commercial or residential subdivision or for the family home, is an intricate process that often includes many difficult legal decisions.  Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, PLLC provides practical legal advice to our clients on a wide variety of real estate transactions, development projects and associated financing.

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Telecommunications Law

DTC offers comprehensive telecommunications law that serves both private and public sector clients.  We promote strategic legal positioning of our clients in this dynamic legal and business environment.  We are able to help our clients avoid potential legal problems while providing a readiness to address such problems should they arise.

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