Bernstein Shur Welcomes Attorneys Rick and Kelly Gagliuso
Preeminent Construction Law Firm Gagliuso & Gagliuso Joins Bernstein Shur in Manchester
Manchester, NH and Portland and Augusta, ME – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, welcomes Rick and Kelly Gagliuso as shareholders to the firm’s Manchester, New Hampshire office.
Rick Gagliuso’s practice is devoted almost exclusively to the representation of individuals and businesses in commercial disputes and transactions. Rick is recognized as one of New Hampshire’s
foremost construction law attorneys, representing commercial contractors and other parties to the construction process. He is a past board chairman of the New Hampshire/Vermont chapter of
Associated Builders and Contractors, and a national director for ABC. He regularly serves as a panelist or speaker on construction topics at industry or bar sponsored seminars and conferences.
Additionally, Rick has distinguished himself as one of the state’s top First Amendment lawyers, representing a number of newspapers and other media outlets during his years of practice, and serving on the board of the New England First Amendment Coalition. Rick also has extensive experience with alternative forms of dispute resolution, based in part on having handled hundreds of litigation matters in New Hampshire’s state and federal courts. Rick regularly acts as an advocate for clients in mediation and arbitration matters, but also serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and for private parties in construction and other commercial disputes. A graduate of Harvard College and Boston University Law, Rick has earned an ‘AV’ rating from Martindale Hubbell, and has been listed for many years in the publication ‘Best Lawyers in America’ and in New Hampshire Magazine as a ‘Best Lawyer in New Hampshire’ in Construction Law. His former law firm was recognized as a “Best Law Firm” for the State of New Hampshire in Construction Law and Construction Litigation.
Kelly Gagliuso has practiced in the areas of construction and commercial litigation for over twentyeight years, concentrating on construction and business litigation. Recognized as one of the state’s top construction lawyers, her clients regularly include contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, subtrades and business owners. Kelly maintains close ties with the construction industry through active participation in several trade organizations. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire/Vermont chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors and currently serves on ABC’s National Board of Directors. Kelly is also a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Good Roads Association and she has served on the Board of Directors of the Granite State Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction. She is a frequent program chair and lecturer at construction seminars and courses conducted by the New Hampshire Bar Association, as well as business and trade groups throughout the State.
Kelly is an experienced and highly regarded litigator, having prosecuted and defended cases in New Hampshire’s state and federal courts, but she is also a strong advocate for early dispute resolution and exploration of litigation alternatives, allowing clients the opportunity to resolve claims before they disrupt business relationships. A graduate of the University of Nebraska’s undergraduate and law programs, Kelly has been recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” and “Best New England Lawyers” for both Construction Law and Construction Litigation and her former law firm was recognized as a “Best Law Firm” for the State of New Hampshire in Construction Law and Construction Litigation. Kelly has also received the “Good Scout Award” from the Boy Scouts of America for ethics in business and good corporate citizenship exemplifying the ideals of scouting.
About Bernstein Shur
Founded in 1915, Bernstein Shur is a New England-based law firm advising clients across the U.S. and around the world. Our 110+ award-winning attorneys and professionals provide practical and innovative counsel, and practice in more than 20 key areas across a variety of industries. Bernstein Shur is known for simplifying complex issues and winning through steadfast persistence. The firm’s New Hampshire office is located in the heart of Manchester’s historic Millyard, in Jefferson Mill.