Manchester, NH 603 623-8700 main
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Jefferson Mill Building
670 North Commercial Street
Suite 108
PO Box 1120
Manchester, NH 03105


Business Law Real Estate Law


Roy W. Tilsley, Jr.

Roy is a member of the firm’s Business Law and Real Estate Practice Groups and is the managing shareholder of the firm’s Manchester, New Hampshire office. His 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, he was a member of the State of New Hampshire Transportation Appeals Board. Roy is a long-term member of the board of directors of New Horizons for New Hampshire, Inc., the state’s largest homeless shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry, and has served two stints as Board President.

Roy served as lead counsel on two of the first successful Superior Court 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
New Hampshire Board of Auctioneers