Municipal & Administrative Law

Old Putnam County CourthouseBoutin & Altieri has been continuously involved in municipal law practice and litigation since 1976. Members of the firm have served as general and special counsel to several New Hampshire towns. In this capacity, our attorneys counsel our municipal clients on a broad range of issues, including RSA 91-A, Right-To-Know requests and responses, contract negotiation and review, policy determinations, employment decisions, ordinance drafting and adoption, charter adoption and interpretation, valuation and abatement matters, tax collection and assessing, road law, code enforcement, election issues, negotiation and drafting complex host community agreements for private solid waste facilities, and internal investigations. Acting both for municipalities and for applicants, Boutin & Altieri’s lawyers have appeared before municipal boards in over 40 New Hampshire towns. Our attorneys regularly handle planning and zoning matters, including special exceptions and variance requests, site plan and subdivision review and approval, ordinance waivers, and state and local permitting issues. Our firm also serves as counsel to the Putnam County (New York) Legislature.

Boutin & Altieri represents individuals, businesses and municipalities before a variety of administrative venues. We regularly appear before administrative agencies such as the Department of Environmental Services, the Board of Tax and Land Appeals, the Department of Revenue, the Public Utilities Commission, the Insurance Department, the Banking Department, and the Waste Management Council.

Boutin & Altieri’s lawyers have appeared in State courts throughout New Hampshire and have tried several hundred cases involving municipalities or municipal law. Our attorneys have handled dozens of appeals involving land use, environmental regulations, and insurance coverage and successfully represented clients in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Hampshire.