Legal Services at Cole Associates

Get the Legal Guidance You Need, When You Need It.

At Cole Associates, we understand that when you are going through a stressful time, you need someone you can depend on. Cole Associates makes it our mission to provide every client with excellent and dependable representation.

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Areas of legal service we offer include, but are not limited to:

Individual Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Cole Associates, known for excellence in and out of the courtroom, represent individual plaintiffs and defendants in trial courts throughout New England and elsewhere in cases involving a full spectrum of personal and business issues. We bring cost-effective and innovative, “out-of-the-box” solutions, often with arbitration other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We employ the combination of a practical and reasonable sensibility together with a high degree of training and diligence; we are as prepared for the courtroom as we are for complex settlement negotiations. We pride ourselves on effective strategies, thorough preparation and, perhaps most importantly, understanding the client’s goals and objectives.

Business Law

Owning a business is fraught with legal decisions, and starting one is no easy task. Whether you have an established business or are just starting one, an attorney can help you understand the rights you and your business are afforded. An attorney will also inform you of the responsibilities you owe to your employees and customers to avoid liability. Business law covers business organization, contracts, sales, employment, and more.

Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Cole Associates helps our business clients resolve a wide range of business and financial problems. We practice before all federal and state courts in New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York representing a wide variety of business interests including telecommunications companies, fraternal corporations, warehousing and trucking companies, gun makers, landlords, retail stores, and many more. We regularly handle contractual disputes, ranging from straightforward commercial collections to sophisticated litigation involving complex business transactions across a wide spectrum of markets and commercial settings. We pride ourselves on innovative and cost-effective solutions, including the use of arbitration and mediation when appropriate, but, when litigation is necessary, we bring the tenacity, aggressiveness, and experience needed to handle any business or financial dispute.

Municipal & Governmental Litigation

Unlike many Concord and Manchester firms who are retained to represent governmental interests, our practice regularly brings lawsuits against the state, cities, and towns in state and federal courts. These lawsuits often allege violations of constitutional rights and federal laws, takings, tax abatement, and land use and zoning litigation against governmental entities on behalf of individuals and businesses. In one instance, we successfully represented the interests of 44 wolf-hybrids whose very lives were threatened by the local municipality.

Civil Rights Litigation

The United States was built on the ideology that everyone has certain inalienable rights. These rights are protected by the U.S. Constitution and federal and state laws. At Cole Associates, we use a combination of strategic counseling, strong advocacy and diverse legal experience to help our clients protect their civil rights.

Employment Civil Rights Violations

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination and harassment in the workplace. We represent employees and employers in employment law actions involving civil rights violations such as:

  • Employment discrimination, including discrimination based on race, national origin, religion, color, sex & pregnancy


  • Sexual harassment


  • Hostile work environments


  • Failure to reasonably accommodate

We also handle other civil rights violations, such as:

  • First Amendment violations


  • Due process violations


  • Title IX violations in higher education


  • Privacy violations


  • Public education discrimination

Family Law

Family law issues are extremely personal, requiring an attorney’s appreciation of the significant, long-term impact upon one’s family and property. Whether confronted with the pain and uncertainty of divorce, the struggle over child custody and child support issues, the intricacy of business valuation, the complexities of asset division, the enforceability of prenuptial agreements, the determination of appropriate alimony, modification of a standing order, or any of the other many concerns faced during and after divorce, Cole Associates works for effective, enforceable solutions. We are proud to offer flexible, customized legal services to accommodate our clients' needs — and their budgets. Where possible, we seek to avoid litigation, and we have negotiated and resolved complex and stressful problems by well-planned strategy, realistic expectations, and with vigorous advocacy of our clients’ interests.

Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established. We cannot guarantee results in your individual case.