Roy W. Tilsley, Jr. Roy W. Tilsley, Jr.

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr.


Meet Roy, a seasoned litigator and proven ally to real estate developers.

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr.

603 665-8823 direct
603 623-8700 main
603 623-7775 facsimile

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

Managing Shareholder
Manchester, New Hampshire Office

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

Roy joined Bernstein Shur after 12 years as a principal of Kelley & Tilsley, where he established his reputation as an advocate for business owners, developers, and manufacturers. He has since expanded his clientele to include real estate brokers, automobile dealerships, contractors, health clubs, and restaurants, but his mission remains the same: to empower clients with the information they need to make strategic and well thought-out decisions.

Roy also routinely represents clients before municipal boards and state regulatory agencies—and wins. He was lead counsel in successfully challenging the Department of Revenue Administration’s application of the Real Estate Transfer Tax to “no consideration” transactions. And just recently, he was co-counsel to the State Bureau of Securities in a successful administration proceeding against a Pooled Risk Management Program, an effort that led to a recovery exceeding $50 million.

But that’s not all. Roy is also very experienced in:

  • Settling complex boundary line disputes
  • Advising on tax abatements and municipal reassessments
  • Any stage of real estate cases, including acquisition, financing, leasing, and development, with a specialty in commercial real estate
  • Business transactions

In his former life, Roy was:

  • Principal at Kelley & Tilsley, where he practiced with the late William H. Kelley
  • Member of the State of New Hampshire Transportation Appeals Board

When Roy isn’t working, he is…

Serving on the board of directors for New Horizons, New Hampshire’s largest homeless shelter, soup kitchen, and food pantry. He can also be found mountain biking, hiking, or skiing—or cheering on a college hockey game.


JD, Cornell Law School, 1992, cum laude
BA, Tufts University, 1985, cum laude

Admitted to practice
State of New Hampshire


New Hampshire Bar Association
New Hampshire Board of Auctioneers (Vice-chair)