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Daniel M. Deschenes


Dan’s practice is focused on civil litigation with an emphasis on construction matters. He advises owners, contractors, and developers in various phases of the construction process, including negotiation and arbitration of contract disputes and contract development. Dan has successfully litigated cases for construction and commercial clients in state and federal court, as well as before numerous administrative agencies. Dan also regularly handles litigation cases involving real estate and land use matters.


Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2011-Present)
    • Associate (2005-2010)
  • McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A.
    • Litigation Associate (2001-2005)
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Judicial Intern (Summer 2000)

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, New England (2010 - 2013)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire, Inc., Member, Environmental Committee
  • Hesser College, Paralegal Advisory Board
  • Sure Shot Scholarships, Inc., Board of Directors

Bar Memberships

  • New Hampshire, 2001
  • United States District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • HalfMoon Education Inc.: Law Defects and Failures, Manchester, NH, September 7, 2012
  • Half Moon Seminars, New Hampshire Construction Law, November 2011
  • Local Government Center Annual Conference: Shedding Light on Performance Bonds and Other Types of Security, November 2010
  • Hinckley Allen: The New Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act: How New Hampshire Contractors Will be Affected, and, An Update on New Hampshire Legislation Impacting New Hampshire’s Construction Industry, Client seminar series in Concord office, October 2010
  • Hinckley Allen: Protecting Your Company and Preparing for Change in Challenging Economic Times (Part II), Client seminar series in Concord office, October 2009
  • Hinckley Allen: Protecting Your Company and Preparing for Change in Challenging Economic Times (Part I), Client seminar series in Concord office, June 2009
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT: Project Documentation from Bid to Closeout, Randolph, VT, May 2009
  • Half Moon Seminars: Construction Law for Architects, Engineers and Contractors, Manchester, NH, September 2008
  • Hinckley Allen: AIA v. ConsensusDOCS: Let the Battle Begin, Client Seminars in Concord office, April 2008

News & Insight


Tips for Recreational Marijuana Use Policies in “Social Model” Assisted Living Residences

May 7, 2019

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, assisted living residences (ALRs) face a unique challenge: residents that chose to use this product.  Formal guidance regarding how ALRs should address a resident’s use of recreational marijuana…

Case Study

Hinckley Allen helps Law Warehouses Inc. reach $2.5 million settlement

Hinckley Allen attorneys Christopher H.M. Carter and Daniel M. Deschenes represented Law Warehouses, Inc. (LWI) in a lawsuit against the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission (NHSLC), which agreed to pay a $2.5 million settlement to LWI. This settlement is…


Past Event

Understanding Complex AIA Contract Provisions

October 31, 2014

This seminar is designed to help you better understand the complexities of AIA contract provisions. Learn how to avoid pitfalls such as delays, cost issues, payment disputes and more.