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Courtney Herz

Courtney Herz

Practice areas:

Litigation, Employment & Labor, Appeals

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About Me

Courtney’s practice encompasses a wide variety of civil litigation matters, working with individuals and companies of all sizes. In particular, she has represented clients in employment litigation and administrative proceedings, close corporation shareholder disputes, petitions to partition real property, and commercial disputes. Courtney has appeared before the New Hampshire Department of Labor; New Hampshire Supreme, Superior, District, and Family Division Courts; and the United States District Courts for the District of New Hampshire and the Southern District of New York. Courtney has practiced with Sheehan Phinney since 2005, and has served as the firm’s Director of Associate Development since 2013.


 


Sample Matters:



  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a New Hampshire business that had been defamed by a competitor. The New Hampshire Superior Court’s order also found that the competitor’s actions violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act (entitling the business to recover its attorneys’ fees) and that the competitor’s rival Consumer Protection Act and antitrust claims against the business were without merit.

  • Secured an order from the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, dismissing the antitrust and Consumer Protection Act claims of a competitor against a New Hampshire company.

  • Successfully represented a New Hampshire-based landowner in a complex quiet title matter involving more than twenty potentially interested parties and claims to the property.

  • Following briefing and oral argument, obtained an order from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing a Complaint alleging age and disability discrimination in employment.

  • Successfully defended a New Hampshire business against a six-figure wage claim, prevailing at the Department of Labor and defending the appeals to the New Hampshire Superior and Supreme Courts.

  • With Sheehan Phinney partner Bob Lucic, represented a minority shareholder in a closely held New Hampshire corporation in obtaining a favorable settlement in a breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit.

  • Successfully represented multiple landowners in connection with obtaining partition of their interests in New Hampshire real property from the properties’ co-owners.

  • After a seven-day hearing, with Sheehan Phinney partner Mike Dunn, obtained a favorable order from the New Hampshire Family Division on a post-divorce parenting matter.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Litigation: 60%
    10 years
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    10 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • James Ogorchock

    Courtney is an extremely professional, courteous and capable lawyer. She balances strong advocacy with a reasonable approach to dispute resolution. I highly recommend her as a litigator.

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    James Ogorchock Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA

1000 Elm Street
Manchester, NH, 03101

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 201203/13/2015
NHAuthorized to practice law200507/30/2010

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star - Business LitigationNew England Super Lawyers2014
Rising Star - Business LItigationNew England Super Lawyers2013
Rising Star - Business LitigationNew England Super Lawyers2012
Rising Star - Business LitigationNew England Super Lawyers2011
Kimon S. Zachos Pro Bono Achievement AwardSheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA2011
Rising Star - Business LitigationNew England Super Lawyers2010
CALI Excellence for the Future AwardCornell Law School2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Director of Associate DevelopmentSheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA2013 - Present
ShareholderSheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA2012 - Present
Associate AttorneySheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA2005 - 2011
DirectorRetired & Senior Volunteer Program of Warren & Forest Counties, Pennsylvania2000 - 2002

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New Hampshire Bar AssociationCommittee on Cooperation with the Courts2015 - Present
The Acting LoftBoard of Directors2010 - 2015
New Hampshire Children's TrustSecretary2009 - 2014
New Hampshire Women's Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
New Hampshire Children's TrustBoard Member2006 - 2014
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Tufts UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Public Sector Labor and Employment Law Review and UpdateHow to Successfully Defend Unemployment Claims2014
Labor and Employment Law Review and UpdateWhat HR Professionals Need to Know About the Unemployment System2014
Employment Law from A to Z in New HampshireAt Will Employment and Personnel Records2009
Understanding and Complying With the Ever-Changing Employment and Labor Laws in New HampshireAt Will Employment and Personnel Records2008
Labor and Employment Law Review and UpdateWhat Employers Should Know About I-9 Employee Verification Requirements2007