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William James Amann

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Manchester, NH

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About William

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Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    My practice focuses on one thing-solving tough business law problems. I bring passion, 20+ years of exceptional business experience and a solid skill-set that enables me to devise a range of possible solutions.

    28 years, 20 cases

  2. Commercial real estate
    Complex litigation, Fraudulent Transfer Prosecution and Defense; Corporate Litigation; Entity selection and creation, contract disputes, labor law, UCC, securities, joint ventures; Immigration Law (student visas and HIB1).

    23 years, 18 cases

  3. Real estate
    Commercial real estate development, buyer and seller representation in commercial deals ($500k to $9M); Zoning Law & Appeals.

    23 years, 10 cases

May 2010 Announcement Article:


Prominent Law Firm Adds Partner And Relocates To Meet Evolving Client Needs

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester-based law firm, Craig, Deachman & Cowie, PLLC is pleased to announce the appointment of William J. Amann as partner. Attorney Amann has extensive experience in commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and real estate law. The company, now known as Craig, Deachman & Amann, recently relocated to 1662 Elm Street in Manchester.
Attorney Amann brings expertise in the areas of commercial turnarounds, real estate transfers, title insurance, and debt re-characterization to Craig, Deachman & Amann. He has ten years experience as the lead legal counsel for several national banks and has served as legal counsel to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of New Hampshire. Prior to practicing law, he was employed by Fidelity Investments as Trade Dispute Specialist and as Branch Legal Liaison at Ford Motor Credit Company. In addition, Amman serves on the Board of Directors for the City of Manchester’s Public Library Literacy Fund.
“William Amann’s experience in commercial litigation adds to the firm’s capacity to vigorously represent clients in and out of court,” explained John Deachman, managing partner at Craig, Deachman & Amann. “The new office space will allow the firm to leverage our online legal service, .”
Amann is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire state and federal courts. He currently resides in Salem, New Hampshire.
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Licensed for 21 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 08/26/2015
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/27/2014

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William James Amann
Craig, Deachman & Amann, PLLC
1662 Elm Street
Manchester, NH, 03101


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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-285 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Bodoff & Associates (Boston)
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Of Counsel
  • Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Ablitt, Caruolo & DePasquale, LLP (Wakefield, MA)
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Priority Services
  • Fidelity Investments
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Legal Liasion/Analyst/Customer Service
  • Ford Motor Credit Company
  • 1995 - 2000
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  • Saint Anselm College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • In re Elfata
  • Voluntary dismissal and settlement
  • Luongo v Luongo
  • Defended Plaintiff's Suit for $120k; verdict for $43k on quntum meruit grounds.
  • Capital Rock D&B LLC v. Britton
  • Settled at mediation.
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  • Chicago Title Insurance Co.
  • Title Insurance Agent
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Massachusetts School of Law
  • President of Alumni Association
  • 1999 - 2000


  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Appriasal Fraud & Negligence
  • 2013
  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Determination of Interest Rates in Chapter 11 Cramdowns
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute CLE
  • Chapter 11 Preparation and Confirmation
  • 2015
  • Nuts and Bolts of Bankruptcy Law
  • Bankruptcy Litigation and Procedure
  • 2014
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Northeast Conference-Panel Speaker
  • Determination of Interest Rate in Chapter 11 Cramdowns
  • 2010
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Attorney Amann. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in our area of the law and combines zealous advocacy for his client's interests with with a calm, educational, and well thought out approach. When referring clients, I am confident that they will be well represented."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy