Caroline K. Leonard

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Caroline Leonard is a business lawyer with Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. Her work involves helping businesses expand, transition ownership, obtain commercial lending, form, wind-up, or sell. Caroline's practice also involves corporate compliance, securities, regulatory matters, banking, land use, and commercial litigation. Caroline advises her clients on transactional matters, how to avoid litigation, and what to do and expect if litigation occurs.

She is recognized as a top-rated business and corporate lawyer and litigation attorney in Concord, NH, by New England Super Lawyers® with a Rising Stars designation for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Caroline was appointed to the New Hampshire Professional Conduct Committee by the New Hampshire Supreme Court for a three-year term beginning January 1, 2017. She was recently appointed for a second three-year term beginning January 1, 2020.

Caroline serves on several nonprofit boards. She is president of the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, community outreach chair of the Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court, director for Concord's Red River Theatre, and trustee of the New Hampshire Supreme Court Society. Caroline is an alumna of the Junior Service League of Concord and served six years on the Northern New England (ME, NH, and VT) regional board of the American Red Cross. In 2019, the NH/VT division of the American Red Cross awarded Caroline "Board Member of the Year."

Caroline has taught a legal residency course as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law. This course places law students in the legal field for a semester, typically with private firms, judges, or companies' in-house legal departments. Through this experience, students apply the skills they have learned in law school in real-practice settings before graduation.

Caroline graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and earned her bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Colby College. She was a Daniel Webster Scholar, president of the Student Bar Association, and justice of Phi Alpha Delta. She was awarded "Outstanding Law Student" by the National Association of Women Lawyers. Caroline competed in the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition with her Advanced Trial Advocacy team, and worked as a teaching assistant for Torts, Legal Writing, and Negotiations. She tutored for Legal Writing and Property Law, and was a student mentor.

Attorney Leonard is admitted in New Hampshire, Maine, the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire.

Recent decisions:

Cullen v. Town of Fremont et al., No. 16-1004, 1st Cir.
September 21, 2016

Dixon v. Somersworth, 2015 D.N.H. 190
October 5, 2015

Recent articles by Caroline K. Leonard:

Top 10 Reasons Why you should talk to a New Hampshire Business Lawyer
April 2020

United States Supreme Court Helps Protect Developers from Takings
September 2013

Caroline Leonard

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Practice Areas:
Corporate & Securities
Real Estate Development
Banking
Condominium, Vacation Ownership, Resort Law
Commercial Litigation

Direct line:
603-545-3662

Toll-free:
800-528-1181

Fax:
603-228-6204

Administrative assistant:
Martha Andrus
603-545-3642

Admitted in:
New Hampshire
Maine