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BCM Seeks Experienced Attorney to Join our Team

We are looking for an experienced attorney to join our team of legal professionals at BCM Environmental & Land Law. This position is designed to practice New Hampshire law (with the possibilities to expand to Maine and/or Vermont law) in the areas of land use, environmental, agricultural, real estate law, and related fields, including renewable energy and local food. It is full-time, with benefits. Along with flexibility, this position offers the opportunity to move into ownership (or enter into ownership with at least a partial book of business). This position could be based in our Concord or Keene, NH office.

Primary Duties

Handle own cases in collaborative team setting, using suite of modern, cloud-based software

Required Attributes

  • J.D.
  • Superior academic law school credentials
  • Strong research, writing, and advocacy skills
  • Self-starter, able to work both independently and as a productive team member
  • Admission to the New Hampshire Bar
  • Highly motivated individual with passion to practice environmental and land law
  • At least five years legal practice, including experience handling own cases

Preferred Attributes

  • Maine and/or Vermont Bar admission
  • Love of the environment and outdoor activities

Benefits

  • Weekly salary, amount commensurate with experience and book of business
  • Three months paid parent leave for birth or adoption
  • Firm contribution to health and vision insurance and your retirement plan
  • 10 days of paid personal time plus at least 10 paid holidays
  • Flex-time and up to three weekdays working remotely
  • Relaxed, casual, and friendly work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related driving
  • Payment of costs for required Continuing Legal Education, professional group memberships, including annual bar dues, and professional liability insurance
  • Attendance (including travel) to professional conferences
  • Firm-paid group life and long-term disability insurance
  • Downtown Concord and Keene, NH locations

Application Process

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references (two to three) as follows:

if electronic, to: manteau@nhlandlaw.com

or

if hard copy, to:

BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC

3 Maple Street

Concord, NH 03301

The deadline for applying is October 31, 2021, with an anticipated start in November.

We will endeavor to contact applicants, regardless of our decision, by 12/1/21.

 

 

BCM Seeks Associate Attorney in Concord Office

We are looking for an Associate Attorney to join our team of legal professionals at BCM Environmental & Land Law. This position is designed to practice New Hampshire law (with the possibilities to expand to Vermont and/or Maine law) in the areas of land use, environmental, agricultural, real estate law, and related fields, including renewable energy and local food. It is full-time, with benefits. This position will be based in our Concord, NH office.

Primary Duties

Assist team, especially supervising attorneys in Concord and Keene offices, in a wide variety of ways, as needed, including:

  • Research, analysis, and writing for litigation, transactions, and more
  • Appear in court, administrative agencies, land use boards, and more
  • Analyze and summarize documents
  • Complete and improve documents prepared by supervising attorney
  • Perform discovery
  • Negotiate with outside parties
  • Interact with clients and prospective clients
  • Perform transactional due diligence (commercial, real estate, other)
  • Perform any other tasks as needed

Required Attributes

  • J.D.
  • Superior academic law school credentials
  • Strong research, writing, and advocacy skills
  • Self-starter, able to work both independently and as a productive team member
  • Admission to the New Hampshire Bar
  • Highly motivated individual with passion to practice environmental and land law

Preferred Attributes

  • Maine and/or Vermont Bar admission
  • Love of the environment and outdoor activities

Compensation & Benefits

  • Annual salary of up to $60,000 paid weekly
  • Monthly mandatory bonus of 3% of firm receipts attributable to your work
  • Discretionary quarterly bonuses
  • Three months paid parent leave for birth or adoption
  • Firm contribution to health and vision insurance and your retirement plan
  • 10 days of paid personal time plus at least 10 paid holidays
  • Flex-time and up to three weekdays working remotely
  • Relaxed, casual, and friendly work environment
  • Mileage reimbursement for work-related driving
  • Payment of costs for required Continuing Legal Education, professional group memberships, including annual bar dues, and professional liability insurance
  • Attendance (including travel) to professional conferences
  • Firm-paid group life and long-term disability insurance
  • Downtown Concord and Keene, NH locations

Application Process

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references (two to three) as follows:

if electronic, to: manteau@nhlandlaw.com

or

if hard copy, to:

BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC

3 Maple Street

Concord, NH 03301

The deadline for applying is October 31, 2021, with an anticipated start in November.

We will endeavor to contact applicants, regardless of our decision, by 12/1/21.

Amazon Distribution Facility Proposed to Replace Green Meadow Golf Course

Attorney Amy Manzelli represents Save Hudson NH – a group of more than 50, many of which have houses abutting or near the proposed distribution facility. While this project aims to create new jobs, for those abutting the facility and for the residents of Hudson, the project will increase congestion, decrease property values, harm natural resources, negatively affect quality of life, and create nuisance.

Read more about the project here.

The residents being represented by Amy Manzelli voiced their concerns at the August 12th Planning Board meeting. Residents submitted comments to the Planning Board, and of the 126 only 3 or 4 were not directly opposed to the project. 

Read some of these concerns and comments made by Amy Manzelli here.

Professional Soccer in Portland

Attorney Beth Boepple has been working with Jonathan Culley and Gabe Hoffman-Johnson together with the city of Portland to find a possible location for a soccer stadium. Portland may have a professional soccer team as soon as 2022, once a location is agreed upon and the city is awarded a franchise. Gabe hopes to involve the public when it comes to naming the team and the duo believes that the team will benefit the city as much as the city’s community and diverse population will bode well for the sport. 

Read more about the United Soccer League coming to Portland here

Amy Manzelli participates in NOFA-NH’s Share the Bounty Day

 

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire (NOFA-NH)’s first ever Share the Bounty Day occurred on September 28, 2019. This fundraiser took place at local participating businesses that donated a portion of their day’s proceeds to NOFA-NH’s 2020 Farm Share Program. This program provides limited income New Hampshire families with local, fresh, organic produce at a reduced cost. Amy Manzelli, the Board President of NOFA-NH participated in this fundraiser with a table stationed at The Works in downtown Concord, NH.

Read more about this fundraiser, the Farm Share Program, and other exciting news in NOFA-NH’s October E-Newsletter

 

Beth Boepple Helps Save Historic Carey Cottage

Beth Boepple successfully negotiated and drafted a lease on behalf of BCM’s client, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (SPNHF), which has forestalled the historic Carey Cottage in Portsmouth, NH from possible demolition.  The minimum 40-year lease provides a long-term alternative to demolition of the historic property and includes provisions for renovation of the site, leading to the eventual establishment of a headquarters for a newly-created center dedicated to fostering the growth of nonprofit organizations.  Beth will now guide SPNHF through the due diligence and permitting process, which is expected to be compeleted by early November.

Click here for more details about this exciting endeavor!

 

 

BCM Joins Clean Energy NH

BCM Environmental & Land Law is excited to become the newest business member of Clean Energy NH, New Hampshire’s leading clean energy advocate working to support policies and programs that strengthen NH’s economy, protect public health, and conserve natural resources.

BCM owner Jason Reimers joined Clean Energy NH for its member cruise on Lake Sunapee on July 26, 2019.  It was a terrific event full of bright sunshine and beautiful NH scenery!

 

 

Beth Boepple Continues to Fight the Proposed NECEC Transmission Line Project

Beth Boepple has been tirelessly working on behalf of the 4,200+ member grassroots group Say NO to NECEC to fight the proposed 145-mile long Central Maine Power/AVANGRID New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line in pending Maine regulatory proceedings.  As a part of that representation, Beth recently filed a Complaint with the Office of the Maine Attorney General raising concerns about a conflict on interest on the part of Llyod Trafton, a Somerset County commissioner who also sits on the board of directors of a nonprofit group poised to benefit financially from the transmission line project. Due to these conflict of interest allegations, Trafton recently resigned from his position on the board of directors; however, his status as a Somerset County Commissioner continues to cause concerns.

Click here for more details about this story.

 

 

Beth Boepple Honored With a Distinguished Service Award from Conservation Law Foundation

Elizabeth Boepple, Esq., was recently awarded a Distinguished Service Award for her work in connection with the Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) Legal Food Hub.

Beth is a strong supporter of northern New England’s local food system. She has been a “champion of the Legal Food Hub since its launch in 2014.”  Beth has dedicated countless hours of her time assisting the Legal Food Hub farmers, food entrepreneurs, and other supporting organizations in various areas of food and farming law, ranging from real estate and land use issues to commercial and banking matters.  Beth’s commitment to sharing her knowledge and experience is admirable, and everyone at BCM is proud of her work.  Congratulations Beth!

Click here to read more about the CLF Legal Food Hub and Beth’s honor.

BCM Underwrites Saving Special Places

BCM Environmental & Land Law was pleased to once again underwrite Saving Special Places, NH’s annual land conservation conference, which took place on Saturday, April 6th at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, NH. This critical annual conference gathers land conservationists from various fields to provide focused and timely education and discussion about a variety of conservation-related issues, including wildlife & forest management, conservation easement tax benefits, climate change adaptation, valuation of conservation easements, re-imagining conservation, accreditation, stewardship, timber harvesting, and option to purchase for agricultural value. Amy Manzelli presented a seminar regarding agritourism and conservation easements.  Jason Reimers and Kelsey Peterson both also attended this highly successful event.