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Stephanie K. Burnham

Estate planning Attorney at Manchester, NH

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About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    I have extensive experience with Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Trust creation and administration, estate taxes and minimization of taxes, and Medicaid. I will work with you to discuss all of your options, help you evaluate whether or not you want a Trust, discuss what could happen with the estate plan you choose, and give you the tools to implement your estate plan. I assist my clients in achieving their goals by sharing my experience and taking the time to truly understand your objectives.

    22 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    In this difficult economy it is necessary for some people to seek assistance in managing their debt, and in some cases to start over. We can assist you in strategies to stop foreclosure and eliminate medical, credit card and other debt that may make it impossible for you to pay for your everyday expenses. We can help you through the Bankruptcy process and explain the differences and benefits of Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 depending on your situation.

    15 years

  3. Probate
    I will work with you and your family through the probate of an estate or the unique and emotional difficulties that arise with seeking Guardianship over a parent or grandparent. I will explain the Probate process, assist you with as little or as much as you need, discuss likely outcomes and work with you to seek results that honor the wishes and dignity of the Ward or Testator.

    22 years

  4. Real estate
    I can assist you in all aspects of your real estate matters. From preparing Purchase and Sale Contracts, reviewing real estate documents, handling real estate title searches, and real estate closings, we will be able to make sure your purchase or sale goes smoothly. We also can assist you with real estate development, condominium filings and conversions and provide you with valuable advice on protecting your personal property from your real estate investments.

    19 years

  5. Business
    I can assist you with the advice that you need when you decide to start your own small business. I will work with you to choose whether a sole proprietorship, LLC or S Corp is the right entity, work with you to get the correct forms filed, assist you in any small business administration that you need, work with you through buying or selling a small business, and prepare Buy-Sell Agreements for business succession planning, reviewing and drafting contracts and other necessary business documents.

    22 years

Stephanie K. Burnham practices law in the following areas: Wills, Trusts and Estates; Probate Court; Medicaid, Nursing Homes and Home Health Care; Bankruptcy and Debt Collection; Small Business representation; and Real Estate matters. Attorney Burnham has considerable experience in working with clients to draft effective documents and advise clients on their personal, family and financial needs. She works with clients on strategies for trusts, wills, advanced directives, nursing homes, asset protection, business formations, and personal care contracts. Attorney Burnham also assists families in estate and trust administration and advising them through the financial stresses that come from debts and filing Bankruptcy. She strategizes with her clients to plan and prepare the appropriate tools to protect their family, businesses and assets.

Attorney Burnham was on the faculty of Southern New Hampshire University where she was a member of the Justice Studies Program, teaching undergraduate and graduate level students on-line. Attorney Burnham also serves as an Arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau hearing Lemon Law claims. Attorney Burnham continues to focus on a wide variety of practice areas dedicated to helping individuals and their families.

Licensed for 21 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/26/2022
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/18/2011

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

Contact Stephanie

Hage Hodes PA
1855 Elm Street
Manchester, NH, 03104
Burnham & Associates, Attorneys At Law, PLLC
P. O. Box 172
Goffstown, NH, 03045
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hage Hodes, PA
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Burnham & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Owner
  • Estate Planning Strategies, PLLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Owner
  • Stephanie K. Burnham, Attorney at Law
  • 2001 - 2004
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  • Western New England College School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2001
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Mountain Lakes Contractors v. Spectrum Investment Group, Inc.
  • Decision for Client


  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Dover, NH
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • BBB
  • Arbitrator
  • 2002 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, New Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • NHBA Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 2003 National Leadership Award
  • National Republican Congressional Committee
  • 2003
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Criminal Procedure
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2000
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Torts
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is Important
  • 2011
  • 2011 Community Education Series
  • Guardianship and Powers of Attorney - When Kids Become the Parents
  • 2011
  • NH Council of Women Realtors Roundtable
  • Bankruptcy & Short Sales
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education
  • Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
  • 2011
  • St. Anselm College
  • Estate Planning
  • 2011
  • Continuing Education
  • The Probate Process from Start to Finish
  • 2010
  • Pax World Management
  • Estate Planning/Wills & Trusts
  • 2009
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