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Roy Tilsley’s practice focuses on real estate law including the acquisition, financing, leasing and development of real estate, business transactions and related litigation. He regularly appears before various municipal boards on behalf of real estate developers. He has litigated complex boundary line disputes, tax abatements and municipal reassessment cases. Roy regularly represents clients before state regulatory agencies.
Among his clients are real estate developers, real estate brokers, automobile dealerships, contractors, health clubs and restaurants. Before joining Bernstein Shur, Roy was a principal of Kelley & Tilsley, P.A. where he practiced with the late William H. Kelley for twelve years.
Roy is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is currently Vice-Chair of the State Board of Auctioneers. Previously, Roy was a member of the State of New Hampshire Transportation Appeals Board. He had also served as the President of the Board of Directors of New Horizons for New Hampshire, Inc., the State’s largest homeless shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry.
Roy recently authored this New Hampshire Business Review article on a recent decision regarding NH transfer tax interpretation. Roy served as lead counsel on two of the first successful challenges to the Department of Revenue Administration’s application of the Real Estate Transfer Tax to ‘‘no consideration’’ transactions.
Recently, Roy served as co-counsel to the State Bureau of Securities in a successful administrative proceeding against a Pooled Risk Management Program which resulted in a recovery in excess of $50,000,000.00.
JD, Cornell Law School, cum laude, 1992
BA, Tufts University, cum laude, 1985
Admitted to practice:
State of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Bar Association