Jay Niederman founded the firm in 1977 and transitioned into retirement in 2019. He remains involved with the firm and continues to support its successful and seamless transition to its other shareholders.
Jay was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1974. He lectured extensively on collections, commercial law and related subjects for various organizations, including the New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Bankers Association, Commercial Law League of America, National Employment Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Technical College and The Franklin Pierce Law School. He regularly presented a seminar titled “Debtor-Creditor” as part of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Practical Skills Course for newly-admitted New Hampshire attorneys.
Jay served on the New Hampshire Bar Association Committees on Continuing Legal Education, Ethics and Fee Dispute Resolution. He was a member of the Commercial Law League of America. He has served as Treasurer and Legislative Chairperson for the New England Regional Members Association of the Commercial Law League. He was also a member of the National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA).
In addition to his representation of clients and teaching, Jay spearheaded efforts to protect the New Hampshire legal collection process from overly-restrictive legislation. This involved interacting closely with legislators, lobbyists and other interested parties, testifying before legislative committees as well as negotiation and drafting bills and revised court rules.
Jay’s retirement allows him to spend time with his wife, Susan, their two children (both attorneys) and five grandchildren. Jay and Sue will split their time between their two homes in Sarasota, Florida and Laconia, New Hampshire.