As of January 1, 2019 Gardner Fulton & Waugh PLLC has officially merged into Drummond Woodsum. our combined firms now have offices in three New Hampshire communities – Manchester, Portsmouth and Lebanon. As a result of the merger, our firm is among the largest providers of legal services to the public sector in New Hampshire, enabling our lawyers to provide the greatest depth of service and experience to New Hampshire towns, cities, counties and school districts.
“This merger joins two law firms with a common focus on and belief in the role of local government and schools as the cornerstone of our communities. By expanding the number of experienced lawyers focused on municipal and school law, we can offer local governments and school districts the range of experience and expertise available from a large regional law firm while maintaining a local focus. Our goal is to provide governmental clients with the highest quality legal services in a cost effective manner,” said Mark Broth, Drummond Woodsum’s managing shareholder in New Hampshire. “As important as our common commitment to clients, we also share common values, which enhances our ability to provide clients with a cohesive client service team.” Adele Fulton, Managing Partner from Gardner Fulton & Waugh, added that “this merger is the next logical step for Gardner Fulton & Waugh as we evolve to meet the increasingly complex needs of New Hampshire municipalities and school districts”.
Drummond Woodsum provides New Hampshire municipalities with representation and advice on matters concerning land use, planning, zoning and enforcement; ordinance drafting; shorefront access; tax abatement; general municipal matters; labor and employment; environmental issues; litigation and appeals; and municipal bonds and public finance. Drummond Woodsum provides New Hampshire school districts representation in labor and employment matters; governance; and compliance with state and federal education laws; student discipline; special education advice and advocacy, litigation and appeals and public finance.