Ari represents business, construction, land use development, and environmental clients on a variety of land use permitting, development, environmental, and litigation matters.
Ari continues to be listed in the Best Lawyers in America® for Real Estate and Land Use and Zoning Law and Litigation. He has been selected by Best Lawyers® as Concord’s 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law, and Concord’s “Lawyer of the Year” for Land Use and Zoning Law for the 2021, 2017 and 2013 editions. He is also listed by Super Lawyers® for Land Use/Zoning since 2016. Ari was among the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2012 “40 Under 40” class and among NH Business Review’s New Hampshire 200 which spotlights the 200 most influential business leaders in the Granite State’s private sector.
Ari represented the New Hampshire Home Builders Association on the question of residential fire sprinkler legislation, crafting amendments to New Hampshire’s residential construction and fire safety codes, and in negotiating amendments to the State Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act. He has also managed the negotiation and closing of several commercial asset sales and purchases while leading the processing of various state and municipal development, environmental, and excavation permit applications.
He represents clients in all phases of construction, permitting, land use law and Real Estate development, including mixed-use development, conceptual business and development planning, contractual negotiations, and the retention of qualified land use and environmental experts.
Ari also was involved in acquiring rights of way for a natural gas pipeline through negotiation and federal condemnation.
Through the firm, he is an active member of the New Hampshire Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders. He serves on the National Association of Home Builders Litigation Oversight Group and Legal Action Network for Development Strategies (LANDS), and is the current Chairman of the Legal Action Committee.
Ari is a former president of the law firm and serves on its management committee. He is a commissioner and past-chairman of the board of commissioners of the Concord Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Ari also sits on the board of directors of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, and serves as Chairman of its Government Affairs Committee. He was a member of Concord 2020, a community advisory group dedicated to improving the workability and livability of the City of Concord.
Ari graduated from Colgate University in 1994 and Boston University School of Law in 1997.
Ari is admitted in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.