Jonathan M. Boutin
Jonathan M. Boutin, a founding member of Boutin Law PLLC, brings over 25 years of legal and corporate experience and knowledge to his statewide practice, which focuses on business law, estate planning, commercial and residential real estate transactions, land use and development, municipal law, and business litigation. Jonathan represents small to medium-sized companies on all aspects of their businesses, from formation and financing to governance and operational matters to eventual sales and wind-downs. Before attending law school, Jonathan worked in human resources management. He draws upon his extensive professional experience to help his business clients navigate an array of employment issues, including hiring, designing and implementing workplace policies, employee discipline and termination, as well as compliance with federal and state laws.
Jonathan also assists clients in developing estate plans that best suit their needs, whether it consists of a simple will and power of attorney or a complex trust, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, and nominee trusts. He works personally with each client to ensure that they have the best strategy in place to anticipate tax issues and ensure that the assets are managed as designated for the beneficiaries.
Jonathan also handles commercial and residential real estate transactions, including real estate acquisition and finance, development, title opinions, leasing, and sales. His clients include financial institutions and other lenders, municipalities, developers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals. He has extensive experience with land use, planning and zoning matters, and appeals on behalf of individuals, businesses, and municipalities, including special exception and variance requests, tax abatements, site plan and subdivision review and approval, ordinance waivers, code enforcement actions, and state and local permitting issues.
In addition to his corporate and transactional practice, Jonathan represents clients in proceedings and trials in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies.
In his time away from work, Jonathan and his wife, Dana, are proud parents to their son Julian. Together, they enjoy traveling, golfing, skiing, and spending time at their family’s home on Lake Winnipesaukee.
State of New Hampshire
United States District Court, District of New Hampshire
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
Juris Doctor, Suffolk University Law School, cum laude
Bachelor of Arts, St. Michael’s College (History)
Represented real estate developers in the purchase and financing of a $15 million dollar office and residential buildings, as well as obtaining the approvals for the subsequent conversion of the property into condominiums.
Represented a national recycling center based in New Hampshire in refinancing an existing industrial property valued in excess of $6 million and obtaining approvals and licenses to operate sites in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Assisted clients in negotiating the terms of a $2.6 million loan to purchase and re-develop an existing commercial property into a new entertainment complex.
Represented commercial landlords and tenants in a variety of commercial matters, including contract negotiations and lease preparation, evictions, title disputes, construction financing and disputes, and enforcing restrictive covenants.
Successfully defended numerous planning and zoning appeals on behalf of New Hampshire municipalities.
Member of a multi-state team of lawyers representing a national insurer in a complex long-tail environmental coverage dispute with respect to toxic waste disposal at multiple sites.
Professional Associations and Memberships
New Hampshire Bar Association
Select Publications and Speaking Engagements
Co-author, “Excavation Laws Highlight State v. Local Regulation Authority,” New Hampshire Bar News, June 21, 2017
Co-Presenter, “New Hampshire Mechanic’s Lien Law,” April 10, 2017