Utilities Law

Wadleigh, Starr & Peters has established expertise with the vast majority of federal and state administrative agencies and with the laws and regulations that impact your business. We advocate our client’s interests before most of the administrative agencies you are likely to encounter. Our familiarity with administrative law helps us defend our clients and protect their interests before an administrative agency or board and on appeal.

The firm represents clients in a broad cross-section of industries in real estate transactions and litigation. The firm’s full service real estate practice serves developers, owners, investors, public agencies, lenders and special servicers, and institutional owners of real estate.


As part of our extensive education practice, we regularly represent school districts before administrative Hearing Officers and the State Board of Education in relation to all education matters, including but not limited to special education and disability issues, bullying, manifest educational hardship, transportation issues, and tuition contracts.

Federal Administrative Law

Through extensive involvement in complex products liability litigation, we have gained recognized expertise with the regulations and agencies governing a wide range of industries, from pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to aerospace and defense firms.

Labor & Employment

Our robust labor and employment practice frequently involves appearances before the New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the New Hampshire Department of Labor. We regularly defend employers, from small businesses to large corporations and institutions, from claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, disability discrimination, and wrongful discharge. We also handle unfair labor practice complaints, as well as worker’s compensation claims. In each kind of case, our skilled and experienced attorneys will help you chart the best course through the administrative process.

Local Zoning and Planning Boards

Our expertise helping clients navigate the complex administrative processes governing land use and planning is second to none. Our long experience as town and city counsel to municipalities throughout the state makes us uniquely qualified to represent clients before local boards.

Worker’s Compensation

We have extensive experience representing both workers and employers in workers’ compensation disputes. We regularly appear before the Workers Compensation Board and have successfully taken cases to the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The attorneys in our workers’ compensation practice area are well-recognized in their field and have conducted trainings and seminars for other attorneys.

Utilities Law

We have been involved in some of the most important and high-profile cases that have unfolded before the Public Utilities Commission in recent years. Whether your company sells electricity, phone service, water or gas, or your town is affected by a utility’s plans to expand, we have the expertise to counsel and represent you in the administrative proceedings that impact the future of your company, community and customers.