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January 9, 2020
Farewell to a Founder Harold E. Woodsum

Ed Woodsum passed away on January 5, 2020.  Predictably, his was a quiet passing subject to his wishes that no formal services follow.  This firm that he founded will honor all of his wishes, but Drummond Woodsum pauses to make note of his singular career and, more importantly, the nature of the man who brought this firm to life.  Ed was the last of our founder/name partners to pass, and it is now appropriate to reflect on him and the roots he put down.

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January/February 2020

Mark T. Broth
U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Rules Effective January 1, 2020


Drummond Woodsum Announces Four New Shareholders

Drummond Woodsum, a leading northern New England law firm, is pleased to announce that it has promoted four of its associate attorneys to shareholders of the firm.  Lisa R. Magnacca, Allen L. Kropp and Reid Hayton-Hull based in the Portland, Maine office, and Christina Simpson de Reyes who practices in the firm’s Manchester, NH office are now among the owners of the firm.   

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2019 Estate Planning Year in Review


December 23, 2019

HariNarayan (Huddy) Grandy
Drummond Woodsum Welcomes Attorney Huddy Grandy

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that Harinarayan “Huddy” Grandy has joined our Municipal Law practice and will be based in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Huddy is an experienced municipal attorney and will advise cities and towns on a range of issues, including environmental and land use matters, issues involving public utilities, zoning, right to know law, contract review and drafting, and general government relations. 

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December 23, 2019

Andrew C. Sweeney
Andrew Sweeney Joins Drummond Woodsum’s Business Services Practice

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to welcome Andrew Sweeney as the newest member of the firm’s Business Services group. Prior to joining Drummond Woodsum, Andrew practiced at White & Case in New York and Goodwin Proctor in Boston, representing international and domestic clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financings and securities issuances, and transactions in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources industries. 

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December 20, 2019

Reid Hayton-Hull
Aaron M. Pratt
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Closes Deal with Pope Resources for 1,000 Acres of Timberlands in Washington

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to congratulate the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe on the successful closing of this significant real estate transaction. The Tribe purchased nearly 1000 acres of timberlands adjacent to the Tribe's reservation from Pope Resources on Friday.  

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December 12, 2019

Kellie W. Fisher
Supreme Court May Consider Whether Tribal Sovereign Immunity Is Abrogated by Bankruptcy Code

A petition for certiorari is presently pending with respect to the Sixth Circuit’s decision
in In re Greektown Holdings LLC. If granted, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the Bankruptcy Code abrogates the sovereign immunity of Indian tribes.


December 10, 2019

Anna B. Cole
Meghan S. Glynn
State Law Alters NH FMLA Standards! RESCHEDULED to December 10th!

The School and Labor & Employment Groups at Drummond Woodsum invite you to this 1-hour webinar on what you need to know and do to implement the new state-level school district FMLA law. All attendees will be provided with NEW compliant FMLA forms.

Please join us for this interactive workshop, where we will discuss the new law and help you develop a plan to implement it, including:

  • What is new and what is not new;
  • Interaction between the federal FMLA and the state-level mini-FMLA;
  • Implications for unionized employees and collective bargaining agreements; and
  • Communication strategies with employees.


Drummond Woodsum's Manchester Office Moves to the Millyard District

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce it has moved its Manchester, New Hampshire office to a larger office space in Manchester to accommodate continued firm growth. The new office is located in the Millyard District in the historic Jefferson Mill building along the Merrimack River.   

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