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Law Firm Decides to Simplify Name by Going Back to Its Roots

LACONIA — Their website boasts "Sound Counsel since 1927." While this is something that the folks at Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald and Nichols, PA, are proud of, the length of the firm's name has been known to cause confusion.

"We found that our clients had difficulty remembering the four attorneys' names comprising the firm name. Since we would typically find ourselves simplifying the name to 'Wescott Law,' we decided to embrace it", stated Attorney Rod Dyer, one of the firm's five shareholders. Therefore, as of May 5, the full-service law firm comprised of 10 attorneys will be known as "Wescott Law."

At one time it was customary to name a law firm after its shareholders, especially when there was only one or two per practice. Due to the frequency of mergers and acquisitions, the number of surnames increased, making firm names sound more like roll call. In the past decade, this dated naming technique has started to go out of vogue with firms choosing simpler names for their business entities.

There is a lot of work that goes into rebranding, and the attorneys all agreed with the reasoning that the new name should be one that could carry them indefinitely, thus eliminating the need to go through the process again in the foreseeable future. Regardless of what happens years from now — who joins the firm, becomes a partner or retires — the new name will remain the same.

"In my opinion 'Wescott Law' does justice to both the firm and our clients — while it is concise and modern, it continues to honor the firm's history and values," stated shareholder Attorney Paul Fitzgerald.

"There few independently owned businesses that can claim nearly ninety years of success; so, in making decisions regarding our future, we believed it was crucial to acknowledge our past," stated Attorney Allison Ambrose who joined the firm in 2010 and worked closely on the project with the firm's marketing consultant, Debbie Bolduc of BizBuzz Marketing Partners, to update the firm's logo, ads and overall brand.

Harold E. Wescott founded the firm in 1927. In 1947, he was appointed to the bench and served as a New Hampshire Supreme Court Judge until his retirement in 1957. Judge Wescott was a man of character and integrity, traits that live on in the firm today. The firm's attorneys have continued in Judge Wescott's footsteps, and throughout the years have played important roles in the legal system and their local communities, including service on the Board of Governors of the New Hampshire Bar Association, as the Belknap County Attorney, Mayor of Laconia, School Board Representatives, New Hampshire State Senate, and as judges in the Family and District Courts of the State of New Hampshire.

Wescott Law, P.A. is dedicated to serving the legal needs of businesses and individuals in the Lakes and Seacoast Regions of New Hampshire. View their blog or practice areas at www.wescottlawnh.com and follow them on Facebook.


Attorneys Paul Fitzgerald, Robert Hemeon, Erik Simensen, John Giere, Rodney Dyer, Allison Ambrose, Peter Millham and Edmund Hibbard. Absent at time of photo are Dorcas Gordon and Matthew Huot. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 09:26

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Jordan Associates wins Outdoor Design Award

LACONIA — Tim Jordan, ASLA, is pleased to announce that Jordan Associates, Inc. has won the top Outdoor Design Award from the NH Home Magazine. NH Home Magazine honored the Granite State's best residential designs and the people who created them at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester,  recently.

The private home winner was located in Moultonborough,  and consisted of the following outdoor elements-outdoor kitchen (covered), spas(2), fire pits (2), pool, walls, stone arch, fencing, walks and perched beach, patios, landscaping, and nature paths. Contractors included: Skittington Homes, Belknap Landscape, and Dan Batting Architects. This outdoor design was also the Gold Award winner in the NH Home Builders Awards in 2012. Look for it in the March/April issue of NH Home Magazine.

In 2014 Jordan Associates, Inc. celebrates 25 years in business and during that time has received upwards of 75+/- national, regional and local design awards.
Jordan Associates, Inc. is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Granite State Landscape Architects, and Lakes Region Home Builders Association. Tim Jordan can be contacted at their offices in Laconia, at 603-524-6900 or on the web at: www.jordanassociatesinc.com.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 May 2014 01:58

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Gilford Library Hosting Program on Canonization of Pope John XXIII on May 8

GILFORD — On Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m. the Gilford Public Library will host a program on the life and canonization of Pope John XXII, who was pope from October 1958 to June 1963. Best known for convoking the Second Vatican Council, he was canonized on Sunday, April 27 alongside Pope John Paul II.

This 90-minute illustrated, interactive program, strictly secular, was put together by papal historian and author Anura Guruge  to mark this occasion. The goal of this program is to provide an illuminating and memorable portrait of this pope's entire life – all the way to the canonization. This program is free and open to the public.


Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 09:40

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Cavatina Duo at Sant Bani School on May 9

SANBORNTON – Sant Bani School is pleased to invite the public to a classical music concert featuring Cavatina Duo at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 9.

The duo (Eugenia Moliner, flute, and Denis Azabagic, classical guitar) has captivated audiences with their electrifying performances in major venues across the US and abroad. This performance offers a unique opportunity to hear world-class musicians in the intimate setting of the Sant Bani School Studio Theater. Tickets are just $15 for adults, and students are admitted for free.

Composers from around the world have been inspired to write and arrange new works for the duo and they have recorded five CDs for Spanish and North American labels. Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed as a "brilliant young musician" by the British Flute Society's Pan magazine. She has performed with the principal and co-principal musicians of the Chicago Symphony and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras, and has been featured on radio and television programs in Europe, Asia and the USA. Denis Azabagic has been described as a "virtuoso with flawless technique" by the Guitar Foundation of America's Soundboard magazine. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Chicago and Madrid Symphonies, among many others.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014 09:36

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