SHERIDAN T. BROWN
For over two decades, Attorney Sheridan T. Brown has been working with individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities to protect their interests and secure positive outcomes.
Sheridan’s work ranges from simple business matters and municipal approvals to complex administrative proceedings and civil litigation. To each case, Sheridan brings creativity, preparation, tenacity, and a unique range of practical and legal experience gained through a lifetime of work. As an aide in both the United States House (1999-2003) and United States Senate (2003-2009), Sheridan managed a diverse portfolio of work that included environmental, healthcare, and federal grant support projects. In addition to interceding on behalf of entities and individuals to resolve their issues with government agencies, Sheridan has helped secure millions of dollars in funding for community projects.
Sheridan has also designed and led successful New Hampshire advocacy efforts in support of major environmental legislation protecting the state’s wildlife from toxic lead (Pb) fishing tackle and safeguarding the state’s natural resources by strengthening inland oil spill preparedness requirements for pipelines. After only his first six years in legal practice, Brown became a recipient of the Union Leader Newspaper’s “40 Under Forty” award, which, as described by the paper, “recognizes some of the state’s brightest young achievers who have a record of professional and volunteer accomplishments in New Hampshire.” In 2019, Sheridan coordinated an effort on behalf of the Town of Grantham, working in partnership with Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and The Conservation Fund, to acquire and permanently conserve a 400-acre parcel known as the Sawyer Brook Headwaters.
- State of New Hampshire
- U.S. District Court for New Hampshire
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court for Massachusetts
- Town of Grantham, NH — Former Selectman, Conservation Commission Member,
and Zoning Board Member.
- Grantham Bird Club — Founder
- Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust — Trustee
- New Hampshire Wetlands Council — Former Elected Official Member (appointed by Governor Maggie
Hassan, confirmed by Executive Council in 2016)
- New Hampshire Municipal Association — Former Member, Legislative Policy Committee for
Infrastructure, Development, and Land Use
- Audubon Society of New Hampshire
- Policy Committee — Former Member
- Volunteer Threatened and Endangered Species Monitor since 2001.
- Golden Binocular Award for volunteerism, 2001.
- Led successful efforts twice, pro bono, to defeat New Hampshire legislation legalizing the taking
of wild owls for falconry, 2012 & 2013.
- New Hampshire Bar Association — Member
- National Migratory Bird Conservation Commission — New Hampshire Delegate, 2006.
- Mountain Birdwatch — Volunteer Bicknell’s Thrush Monitor, White Mountain National Forest, 2005.
- Suffolk University Law School – Boston, MA Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2008.
- Graduated in top ten of class.
Journal of High Technology Law, Staff.
- Jurisprudence Award for Environmental Law.
- Phi Delta Phi
Legal Honor Society
University of New Hampshire ● Durham, NH
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (Justice Studies Minor), cum laude, May 1999.
Law the Way it Should Be.
Exceptional Client Service
A focus on people–not billable hours. We take the time to get to know you, offer friendship and humor along with wise counsel, provide timely and open communication, and work tirelessly to secure positive results.
Legal Experience Bolstered by Practical Experience
Creative and durable solutions to complex problems often require multi-faceted strategies. Attorney Brown’s legal knowledge is complemented by decades of communications and advocacy experience, having served in official local, state and federal government roles and led successful issue advocacy efforts.
Commitment to the Practice of Law as a Public Service
We provide pro bono and reduced rate legal services in support of conservation efforts and to individual and nonprofit clients when their interests and the public interest align.
Our Primary Practice Areas
Municipal and Land Use Law
Municipal Zoning, Planning, and
code enforcement matters.
Permitting and regulatory matters before state and federal agencies.
Litigation of contract, equity, municipal, tort, and other civil cases.
Business and Nonprofit Law
Entity Formation. Legal counsel regarding governance and limitation of liability. Protection of intellectual property via Trademark.
Estate Planning and Administration
Drafting of wills and trusts and administration of estates with or without wills,
Right-to-Know and Freedom of Information Act requests and legal counsel regarding redress of government wrongdoing.