Monthly Archives: August 2018

Attorneys Krans, Pastori, and Deragon named to 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

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Pastori | Krans is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been selected for the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Attorney Heather Krans has been recognized for her work in the practice area of Family Law, and Attorneys Terri Pastori and Beth Deragon have been recognized for their work in Employment Law – Management. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Heather Krans and Terri Pastori are the founding partners of Pastori | Krans, PLLC, and Beth Deragon is Of Counsel at the firm. The firm focuses on litigation, including employment law, family law, and business disputes. Learn more about the firm here.

Attorney Deragon Appointed Chair of NHBA Gender Equality Committee

Attorney Beth A. Deragon

We are pleased to announce that Beth Deragon has been appointed by the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) as Chair of the Gender Equality Committee.

Attorney Deragon will serve with Vice Chair, Attorney Marcia Brown, of NH Brown Law, PLLC. The Gender Equality Committee (GEC) is a committee of the NHBA that investigates issues of gender discrimination and equality in the legal profession and in the legal system. The GEC undertakes projects that aim to ensure fair treatment and equality of all members of the legal profession and all participants in the legal system. The GEC will continue to analyze the results of latest NHBA Gender Equality Survey and develop strategies, in light of the #MeToo Movement, to encourage all attorneys to promote gender equality in the legal profession.

Deragon is an of counsel attorney at Pastori | Krans whose practice focuses on advising businesses on a wide variety of employment law matters, including: hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; training supervisors and employees; internal investigations; employee handbooks and policies; wage and hour compliances; and employment contracts. She also represents businesses in employment litigation, appearing before NH Commission for Human Rights, NH Department of Labor, NH Employment Security, and NH State and Federal Courts.

Deragon can be reached at (603) 369-4206 or bderagon@pastorikrans.com.

Attorney Deragon Re-elected as Chair of NHBA Labor & Employment Law Section

Attorney Beth A. Deragon

We are pleased to report that Beth Deragon has been re-elected to the position of Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) Labor & Employment Law Section.

Attorney Deragon will be serving alongside Vice Chair, Brooke Lovett Shilo, of Upton & Hatfield, LLP; and Clerk, Talesha Caynon, of Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, P.A. The purpose of the section is to facilitate professional exchange and development in the area of labor and employment law through educational seminars and social gatherings for attorneys who represent individuals and businesses. Attorney Deragon is looking forward to a year of new events and new venues after the Section returns from its “summer holiday.”

Deragon is an of counsel attorney at Pastori | Krans whose practice focuses on advising businesses on a wide variety of employment law matters, including: hiring, disciplining and terminating employees; training supervisors and employees; internal investigations; employee handbooks and policies; wage and hour compliances; and employment contracts. She also represents businesses in employment litigation, appearing before NH Commission for Human Rights, NH Department of Labor, NH Employment Security, and NH State and Federal Courts.

Deragon can be reached at (603) 369-4206 or bderagon@pastorikrans.com.

Pastori | Krans Participated in 2018 Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament

Attorney Pastori and Attorney Leonard had a wonderful time golfing in the 25th anniversary of the Quid Pro Bono Golf Tournament last week! Attorney Pastori’s team finished 1st of the all-female teams, and Attorney Leonard’s team placed 3rd overall. The tournament is hosted by the NHBA to raise funds to provide pro bono legal services in New Hampshire, with all proceeds going toward funding the Pro Bono Referral Program.  The event was a tremendous success, and Pastori | Krans looks forward to participating next year!