Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C.

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New Hampshire real estate, family law & business law/formation attorneys
Attorneys at Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. have more than 55 years of combined experience and are known for being your strongest advocates inside and outside the courtroom. Clients appreciate the professional, trustworthy and responsive legal service they find when they come to our law practice.

At Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C., we have experience in numerous areas of business representation and formation, so that you won't require multiple law firms to provide preventive measures in your business' day-to-day operations. We also aggressively litigate on your behalf in any family law dispute. We have the skills, knowledge and resources to successfully help you with any real estate deal. If we aren't able to take a particular case due to a conflict or some other reason, we can refer you to firms that can handle your case in a competent and aggressive manner.

We can help you with the following legal matters:
-Real estate development
-Small business creation and planning
-Wills, trusts & estate planning
-Probate practice
-Criminal defense & DWI
-Family law and guardianships
-Divorce & parental rights
-Zoning and planning
-Employment law
-Civil litigation
-Contracts
-Municipal
-Real estate title work
-Personal injury
-Civil rights
-Land disputes
-Dispute resolution
-General practice

Fast and efficient legal service at Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C.
Our commitment to you is our number one priority. We make every effort to build trusting, secure and long-lasting relationships with all of our clients, and work hard to obtain the best resolution for you in the most cost-effective, timely manner. Our goal is to provide each of our clients with unsurpassed personal attention from the initial consultation through the conclusion of your case.

We assist clients in a wide range of matters of varying degrees of complexity. When cases proceed to trial, we stand ready to provide clients with the most zealous courtroom representation.
Main Office

Main Office
82 Court Street
Keene  NH  03431

Phone
  • (603) 357-4800
Child Support
New Hampshire Family Law Attorneys
Full-service family law firm in Keene
Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you need a competent, assertive New Hampshire attorney by your side when facing important family issues. Family lawyers at Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. zealously advocate for your rights and provide protection for your family during all family law proceedings, including:

-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
-Adoption

Adopting a child brings happiness to families - but a biological parent's change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare. We assist with the complex legal process of adoptions so you can feel secure about your child's well-being.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. We will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve, so you can continue to live as you did during the marriage.

Child custody and visitation
We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Parents share the responsibility of raising their child. At Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C., our attorneys advocate for a fair division of financial support between the parents so that the child can have a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either you or the other parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment - including your fair share of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When New Hampshire authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a zealous advocate who understands how to cut the bureaucratic red tape. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of New Hampshire to protect your parental rights.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. Our skilled negotiators can help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss if the marriage fails. We expect the unexpected and draft agreements that protect both spouses' financial interests.
Criminal Defense
The law office of Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. will represent your criminal defense legal matters.
The law office of Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. will represent your criminal defense legal matters.
Divorce
New Hampshire Family Law Attorneys
Full-service family law firm in Keene
Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you need a competent, assertive New Hampshire attorney by your side when facing important family issues. Family lawyers at Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. zealously advocate for your rights and provide protection for your family during all family law proceedings, including:

-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption
Adopting a child brings happiness to families but a biological parent's change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare. We assist with the complex legal process of adoptions so you can feel secure about your child's well-being.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. We will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve, so you can continue to live as you did during the marriage.

Child custody and visitation
We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Parents share the responsibility of raising their child. At Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C., our attorneys advocate for a fair division of financial support between the parents so that the child can have a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either you or the other parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment including your fair share of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When New Hampshire authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a zealous advocate who understands how to cut the bureaucratic red tape. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of New Hampshire to protect your parental rights.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. Our skilled negotiators can help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss if the marriage fails. We expect the unexpected and draft agreements that protect both spouses' financial interests.
DUI and DWI
The law office of Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. will represent your DUI and DWI legal matters.
The law office of Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. will represent your DUI and DWI legal matters.
Family
New Hampshire Family Law Attorneys
Full-service family law firm in Keene
Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you need a competent, assertive New Hampshire attorney by your side when facing important family issues. Family lawyers at Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. zealously advocate for your rights and provide protection for your family during all family law proceedings, including:

-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption
Adopting a child brings happiness to families - but a biological parent's change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn the joyous occasion into a nightmare. We assist with the complex legal process of adoptions so you can feel secure about your child's well-being.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. We will help you obtain the spousal support you deserve, so you can continue to live as you did during the marriage.

Child custody and visitation
We advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support
Parents share the responsibility of raising their child. At Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C., our attorneys advocate for a fair division of financial support between the parents so that the child can have a healthy, happy upbringing.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either you or the other parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, we can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment - including your fair share of assets, division of the marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
When New Hampshire authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a zealous advocate who understands how to cut the bureaucratic red tape. We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of New Hampshire to protect your parental rights.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. Our skilled negotiators can help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss if the marriage fails. We expect the unexpected and draft agreements that protect both spouses' financial interests.
Landlord and Tenant
New Hampshire Real Estate Law Firm
Keene real estate attorneys working for you
Real estate lawyers at Bragdon, Dowd & Kossayda, P.C. in Keene know the art of the deal. By assertively applying extensive knowledge about property rights, real estate issues, finance and business, our attorneys can handle all your real estate matters:

-Residential home sales transactions
-Commercial property sales transactions
-Homeowners associations issues
-Condominium law
-Landlord-tenant disputes
-Evictions
-Foreclosures
-Real estate contracts
-Eminent domain
-Zoning, land use and building permits
-Boundary and easement disputes

Title disputes
Real estate transaction attorneys
From offer to sale, we structure buying, selling and construction transactions to further the goals of our clients. When you retain our law firm to transact your real estate deal, we:

-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreement
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear title
-Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorneys
To win at trial, a real estate attorney requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, as well as an aggressive courtroom demeanor. With more than 55 years of combined experience, our attorneys possess the specialized knowledge necessary to win.

Real estate negotiators
When it is in your best interest to solve a real estate dispute outside the courtroom, our effective mediators guide negotiations to achieve your goals. By retaining an experienced mediator to negotiate your contracts, you can avoid costly, time-consuming mistakes.

Stephen B. Bragdon

Practice areas
-Estate planning
-Probate
-Real estate
-Family law
-Land use law
-Business
-Corporate

Admitted
-New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 1974

Education
-University of Maine School of Law, J.D., 1974
-Boston University School of Law, LL.M in Taxation, 1978
-Northeastern University, B.S., 1971

Recognitions
-BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professionalism and ethics.

Associations & memberships
-Cheshire County (President, 1988-1989), New Hampshire and American Bar Associations

Biographical details
Board Member, 1987-1991 and Chairman, 1989-1990, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. Board Member, 1983-1991 and President, 1988-1989, Keene Industrial Development Committee. Board Member, 1991-2002 and President, 1997-2000, Monadnock Developmental Services. Board Member, 1993-present and President, 2001-2004, Keene Downtown Housing Corporation. Board Member, 2005-present and President, 2010-present, Keene Family YMCA.
Education
  • University of Maine School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Maine School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Maine School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Kelly E. Dowd

Practice areas
-Litigation
-Land use
-Municipal law
-Criminal law
-Family law
-Employment law
-Civil practice
-Personal injury

Admitted
-New Hampshire and U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, 2001
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 2004

Education
-University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001
-Duke University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1994

Associations & memberships
-New Hampshire Association for Justice
-New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Interim Governor for Cheshire County
-New Hampshire Bar Association

Biographical details
Phi Beta Kappa; Order of the Coif; Federalist Society. Staff Attorney, New Hampshire Public Defender, 2001-2004.
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Adam P. Kossayda

Practice areas
-Business formation and transactions
-Commercial and residential real estate
-Civil litigation
-Personal injury
-Family law
-Divorce
-Parental Rights
-Guardianship
-Criminal defense

Admitted
-New Hampshire, 2006
-Massachusetts, 2006

Education
-New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2006
-Lyndon State College, B.S., 1999

Associations & memberships
-New Hampshire Bar Association

Biographical details
During Law School Attorney Kossayda served as a Legal Clerk for the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Trial Division and as Executive Literary Editor of the New England Law Review. A family man and outdoorsman, Attorney Kossayda is also active in the Keene, NH community, serving as a member of the Keene Lion's Club and board member of the Monadnock Humane Society. Attorney Kossayda handles a wide variety of cases including business transactions, commercial and residential real estate, civil litigation, personal injury, and family law matters. Attorney Kossayda is dedicated to resolving his clients problems as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Education
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
  • New England School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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