Heather E. Krans
Heather E. Krans
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Heather E. Krans
has been practicing law since 1998 and provides high-quality representation to clients in the areas of:
has been selected by her
peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016).
has been named the Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year" (Family Law) - Concord, NH in both 2014 and 2016.
is also listed as a "Rising Star" in Super Lawyers® New England - Rising Stars Edition (2010, 2011, and 2012).
In 2015, she
received the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction Award.
In 2012, after a rigorous selection process, including evaluation based on peer recognition and professional achievement, Heather
was admitted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
(AAML), an association of the nation's leading practitioners in the field of family law.
is one of only four lawyers in New Hampshire to be so credentialed.
has an AV® Preeminent rating in the distinguished legal directory Martindale-Hubbell®*
Family Law: Much of Heather's
practice is devoted to family law, where she
assists clients with a myriad of sensitive legal issues that have life-changing impact on their families and relationships.
Heather's work in family law includes representing individuals in all aspects of the divorce process.
goal is to assure that disentanglement from a spouse or partner moves forward as smoothly as possible with each client's unique circumstances in mind.
Known to be focused and thorough in her
has extensive experience representing high-net worth clients in divorce matters, often involving the valuation and division of business interests and other complex assets.
works closely with clients of various income levels and backgrounds on:
Complex Commercial Litigation: Heather is an experienced commercial litigator in the state and federal courts, known for her attention to detail, research skills, and thorough preparation.
Her commercial litigation experience includes a multi-million dollar intellectual property action, as well as other complex business disputes.
Appellate Law: Heather briefs and argues all manner of appeals before the New Hampshire Supreme Court
A gifted writer, her
written submissions are crisp, clear, and persuasive.
Professional Licensure: As a complement to her
litigation practice, Heather
represents practitioners in professional licensing matters.
is knowledgeable about the administrative agency process by virtue of her
role as Chair of the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security's
Appellate Board, where she
conducted appellate hearings and wrote decisions in New Hampshire unemployment compensation appeals.
Heather received her B.A. in English from the University of Vermont and her J.D., with distinction, from Emory University School of Law.
Prior to joining The Stein Law Firm, PLLC
career as an associate working with Bob Stein.
Heather then practiced for eight years in the domestic relations, litigation, and appellate groups of a large New Hampshire law firm, before rejoining Bob as "of counsel" to The Stein Law Firm, PLLC in 2010.
is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court (New Hampshire and Massachusetts), and the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the First Circuit.
She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA), and the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association (NHWBA).
In 2014, the New Hampshire Bar Association awarded Heather the Philip Hollman Gender Equality Award which was created to honor retired Judge Philip Hollman's efforts as a stalwart advocate for gender equality in the legal system.
In 2012, the New Hampshire Supreme Court appointed Heather to serve on the Professional Conduct Committee of the New Hampshire Supreme Court's Attorney Discipline Office.
In 2015, she became vice chair of that committee.
In 2006, she
was selected to serve on the New Hampshire Supreme Court Commission on the Status of the Legal Profession
In the community, Heather
recently completed a six-year term as a trustee of New Hampshire (now New Hampshire Women's Foundation).
She has also served as a trustee of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 603-228-1109.