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John L. Arnold

Partner

John’s practice is focused on commercial real estate. He advises clients in connection with buying, selling, leasing and financing property. He regularly represents clients before zoning boards and planning boards throughout New Hampshire to obtain permits and approvals for developments. John’s practice also includes a variety of real estate litigation, such as boundary disputes, evictions, tax abatements and appeals involving development permits and approvals.

Experience

  • Represented developer in securing planning board and zoning board approvals for gas station development, and successfully defending those approvals in Superior and Supreme Court. [Citation: 11 New Zealand Rd., LLC v. Town of Seabrook, No. 2014-0037, 2014 WL 11485831, at *1 (N.H. Nov. 20, 2014)11 New Zealand Rd., LLC v. Town of Seabrook, No. 2015-0611, 2016 WL 4102124, at *1 (N.H. June 24, 2016)]
  • Successfully defended waterfront landowners against an abutter’s claim that two home additions were unlawful, and prevailed on a matter of first impression regarding the interpretation of New Hampshire’s equitable waiver statute (RSA 674:33-a). Dietz v. Town of Tuftonboro, ___ N.H. ____, 2019 WL 275312 (Jan. 8, 2019).

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2018-Present)
    • Associate (2012-2017)
  • Orr & Reno
    • Associate (2009-2012)
    • Summer Associate (2008)
  • The Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton
    • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
    • Judicial Intern (2007-2008)
  • The United States Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire
    • Legal Intern (2007)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Derryfield School Board of Trustees (2011-2016)
  • Plan New Hampshire, Board of Directors (2016-Present)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

Bar Memberships

  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit

News & Insight

Publication

2019 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 8, 2019

Tax abatement season is here, with some fast approaching filing deadlines in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you have not already done so, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to de…

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2018 Real Estate Tax Abatement Process

January 18, 2018

Tax abatement season is here, with some fast approaching filing deadlines in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you have not already done so, now is the time for property owners to review their real estate tax assessments to de…

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Boylston Properties and The Wilder Companies to Transform 20-acre Property- Arsenal Yards

June 23, 2017

*Watertown, MA - Just west of downtown Boston, along the Charles River, the city's next great neighborhood is about to become an exciting new reality. In the East End of Watertown, where Cambridge meets Boston, the 20-acre property encompassing the outdat…

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How to Handle Conflicts of Interest on Municipal Boards

June 15, 2016

In many ways, municipal board members are a lot like judges. They are presented with a case (e.g. a land use application), tasked with applying the law (municipal regulations), and determining whether the applicant is entitled to relief (e.g. a development…

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Firm News

Hinckley Allen Expands Partnership, Elevating Six Attorneys to Partner

January 12, 2018

Hinckley Allen today announced that the following attorneys have been elevated to Partner: John L. Arnold, Christopher V. Fenlon, David S. Hirsch, Seth M. Pasakarnis, Nathan R. Sabourin, and Michael J. Tentindo. These attorneys assumed their new positions …