Caroline K. Leonard


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Caroline Leonard is a business lawyer with Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. Her work involves corporate compliance, employment, 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 and 2018.

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.

Caroline currently serves on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association as vice president; the New Hampshire / Vermont region of the American Red Cross as chair of the Volunteer Committee; and the Webster-Batchelder American Inn of Court as community outreach chair. Additionally, she is a member of the Junior Service League of Concord.

Caroline also teaches 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:

United States Supreme Court Helps Protect Developers from Takings
September 2013

Caroline Leonard

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Practice Areas:
Corporate & Securities
Commercial Litigation
Land Use
Shoreland Development
Venture Capital

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Administrative assistant:
Martha Andrus

Admitted in:
New Hampshire