Barradale, O'Connell, Newkirk & Dwyer, P.A.

Barradale, O'Connell, Newkirk & Dwyer, P.A.

Barradale, O'Connell, Newkirk & Dwyer, P.A. provides a complete range of services to help clients manage the transfer of their wealth.

Firm Overview

Whether your estate is large or small, simple or complex, we work with our clients to devise a solution that meets their needs. Our team of attorneys has more than 98 years of combined experience in the areas of estate planning, small business succession planning, estate and trust administration, charitable planning, guardianships, probate litigation, elder law, and gift, estate and generation skipping transfer tax planning.
Main Office
Main Office
3 Executive Park Drive, Suite 107
P.O. Box 10239
Bedford  NH  03110
Phone
  • 603-644-0275
Fax
Websites
Estate Planning
Barradale, O'Connell, Newkirk, & Dwyer, P.A. was founded by Attorneys David Barradale, Colleen O'Connell, Pamela Newkirk and Maureen Dwyer in June of 2005 with the objective of providing clients with personalized legal services on estate planning.
We advise clients about the following:

- The preparation of estate planning documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney
and living wills
- Small business planning and business succession planning
- Gift, estate and generation skipping transfer tax planning
- Charitable planning
- Trust and estate administration
- The preparation and administration of special needs trusts
- Probate litigation
- Guardianships
- Elder law
- Federal and State tax dispute resolution

Pamela J. Newkirk

Pamela J. Newkirk practices in the areas of probate litigation and administration, focusing on fiduciary liability issues.

Contact Pamela at pnewkirk@bondpa.com

Education
-The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Marketing (1983)
-Boston University School of Law, J.D. (1987)

Professional Honors, Memberships and Activities
Pamela is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and the Manchester and Nashua Bar Associations.

Pamela has been recognized by Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in the area of probate litigation. She is a Lawyer of the Year, Litigation - Trusts and Estates (Manchester) for 2013. Pamela often speaks on fiduciary litigation and liability issues.
Education
  • Boston University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Colleen O'Connell

Colleen D. O'Connell focuses her practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, charitable planning and federal taxation.

Contact Colleen at coconnell@bondpa.com

Education
-The University of New Hampshire, B.A.
-Suffolk University, J.D.
-Boston University School of Law, LL.M.

Professional Honors, Memberships and Activities
Colleen is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Nashua Bar Association (President-2006), the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council (Executive Committee Officer).

Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Accredited Estate Planner, The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils

She has also been recognized by Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in the field of Trust and Estates. Colleen is a Lawyer of the Year, Trust and Estates (Manchester) for 2013. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law and Taxation Law Sections, and is a frequent speaker on basic and sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning, probate and taxation topics.
Education
  • Boston University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

David Barradale

David E. Barradale concentrates his legal practice in trust and estate planning and administration, and in tax planning for individuals and entities. He also represents individuals and entities before the IRS and the NH Department of Revenue Administration.

Contact David at dbarradale@bondpa.com

Education

- Williams College, B.A. in Economics cum laude
- Boston University School of Law, J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation
- The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A. in Finance

Professional Memberships, Activities and Honors
David has a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV, has been listed as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Tax and Trusts and Estates since 1999 and was recently named Best Lawyers' 2014 Manchester Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year". He is also listed as a New England Super Lawyer in the area of Estate Planning and Probate.

David is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and has participated in the following NHBA Sections and Committees over the years:

- Finance Committee, 1984-2005
- Tax Section, since 1984 (Chair, 1992-1993)
- Long Range Planning Committee (Chair or Co-Chair, 1996-1998)
- Board of Governors Committee Overseeing the Administration of the Bar Association, 2000-2010
- Future of the Profession Task Force, 2000-2002
- Real Property Section, currently

David represents low-income taxpayers on a regular basis through the Pro Bono Low-Income Taxpayer Project. In 2003, he and his colleagues received the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award from the New Hampshire Bar Association. In 2010, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Pro Bono Low-Income Taxpayer Project.

David has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in New Hampshire since 1984. He is also a long-time member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants, and has served and participated in numerous NHSCPA roles and activities over the years, including the following:

- Litigation Committee (As Chair), 1987-1993
- Board of Directors, 1992-2002 and currently
- Professional Ethics Task Force (As Chair), 1995-1996
- Professional Ethics Committee, 1996-1999 and since 2001
- Officer, 1997-2001, including President, 2000-2001
- Uniform Accountancy Act Task Force (As Chair), 1997-1999
- Council Representative to the AICPA, 1999-2000
- DRA Liaison Task Force, 2008-2009
- Tax and Legislation Committee, since 2012
- Uniform Accountancy Act Task Force, since 2012

David has received the following awards from the NHSCPA:

- 1996 Exceptional Performance - Professional Ethics Task Force
- The 1999 Presidential Award - Uniform Accountancy Act Task Force
- 2013 Recognition Award - Uniform Accountancy Act Task Force

David served as the Treasurer of the Manchester, NH Bar Foundation from 1984 to 1988, and participated in the following activities of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire:

- Fiscal Policy Committee, 1988-1998
- LLC Act Drafting Task Force, 1992-1993
- LLC Act Amendment Task Force, 1996-1997

David has also has spoken at many seminars on tax and tax planning matters, including seventeen times since 1985 at the Annual Tax Forum sponsored by the NHBA and the NHSCPA.
Education
  • Boston University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Maureen Dwyer

Maureen practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships, special needs trusts, and elder law. Having served as guardian, agent under powers of attorney and executrix for family members, she has the practical experience to complement her legal skills.

Contact Maureen at mdwyer@bondpa.com

Education
-Emmanuel College, Bachelor's Degree
-Boston State College, Master's in Education
-Boston College Law School, J.D. (1992)

Professional Honors, Memberships and Activities
Maureen is a member of the New Hampshire and Nashua Bar Associations. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council, and the Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

Maureen has been recognized by Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in the area of Trusts and Estates. She is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars and for many years has served on the faculty of the New Hampshire Bar Association's Practical Skills program for new members of the Bar. She is the co-author of the "Wills and Trusts" portion of the Bar Association's Practice and Procedures handbook.
Education
  • Boston College Law School
    Juris Doctorate
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