We are pleased to announce two new members to our Government Relations team. K. Garth Corriveau joins our office both as an attorney and as an experienced government relations advocate. Garth graduated from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2004. As an attorney, Garth has provided cou...
Bianco P.A. personal injury attorney Tom Colantuono recently obtained a $275,000 award for an out-of-state resident who was injured while visiting New Hampshire. The plaintiff, a 61-year-old man from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, lost a portion of the long finger on his dominant hand when a defective hotel window slammed down on it, amputating the tip. The
Free Speech in Public Schools The limit that a school district can impose upon free speech in public schools is in the news again, this time in a case from Morgan Hill, California. Morgan Hill is a city about an hour south of San Francisco, and is home to the Morgan Hill Unified School District
Kelly Smith, LICSW, received the award from NAMI New Hampshire. Congratulations to Kelly Smith, LICSW, Bianco Professional Association’s Adoption Clinical Consultant, on receiving the 2015 Therapist of the Year award from NAMI New Hampshire. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, presents the award to practitioners known for their exemplary work and to honor “individuals
The adoption tax credit has increased for 2015. Information regarding the 2015 adoption tax credit has been released and there’s good news for adoptive parents — the tax credit has increased.
Legislation now makes gestational surrogacy a realistic and attractive option for families. For individuals and couples, especially those in the LGBTQ community, who wish to become parents but are physically unable for whatever reason, gestational surrogacy can be life changing. It helps people achieve the reality of having the family and parenthood that they could
Victim was struck while crossing the street. Bianco P.A. attorney Thomas Colantuono recently obtained a $95,000 settlement for a New Hampshire resident who was injured as a pedestrian in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The client was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk when the defendant driver ran her over, breaking her foot and leaving her with
Senator Jeanne Shaheen Honors James J. Bianco, Jr. as an Angel in Adoption™ at National Event in Washington, DC Concord, NH – Senator Jeanne Shaheen selected James J. Bianco, Jr. as a 2013 Angels in Adoption™ awardee for his outstanding advocacy of adoption. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which orchestrates the Angels in Adoption™ program, honored Attorney Bianco
In New Hampshire, Failing to Report Hazing Can End an Educator’s Career Merriam Webster says that “hazing” means “to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule.” The New Hampshire Legislature says that hazing is “any act directed toward a student, or any coercion or intimidation of a student to act or
Do you have an old criminal record that is holding you back? Do you have an old criminal record that is holding you back from getting a good job or working in the field that interests you, or is otherwise affecting your life in a negative way? New Hampshire has a law that allows you
Information regarding the 2013 adoption tax credit from the attorneys and adoption specialists at Bianco Professional Association. In early January, Congress passed legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff” and, in doing so, made the tax credit for adoptive families permanent. The adoption tax credit helps thousands of families offset the costs of adoption every year,