Joseph Donohue graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Art History and a minor in French. During his undergrad, he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to study for three years at Oxford University, where he graduated with a Masters of Philosophy in English Literature. He went on to pursue his legal studies at Boston College Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor with honors and served as executive editor of the BC Law Review.
Mr. Donohue began his legal career in the New York and Paris offices of Leboeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae, LLP. As an associate in this international law firm with over 20 offices around the world, he was able to utilize his language skills as he is fluent in both French and German.
In 2007 he established his own practice in Warwick, NY. Since that time he has advised hundreds on how to structure their personal affairs and businesses in such fashion as to minimize taxes, reduce their exposure to unforeseen liabilities and assure the smooth transmission of wealth between generations. His current practice is multijurisdictional in nature, and he regularly advises clients with interests across the United States as well as abroad.
Mr. Donohue has significant firsthand experience as a real estate investor in residential and commercial buildings which draws upon to better advise his clients. He has advised a number of charities in structuring their charitable giving programs.
He lives in New Hampshire with his family, and spends his leisure time fly fishing, long-distance cycling and enjoying high end audio.
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Mr. Charde was of counsel to Donohue & Associates, PC from 2010-2013, after retiring from his solo practice of 35 years. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor's degree in History and Classical Studies. In 1974, he graduated from Fordham Law School where he served as president of the Student Council and editor of the Urban Law Journal.
Mr. Charde served as Orange County Court Judge in 1985-1986. He has also served as a Judicial Hearing Officer in New York State’s Ninth Judicial District including the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester.
Mr. Charde and his wife Maureen retired to North Carolina in 2013.
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Associate Attorney - Donohue & Associates, PC
Member of the New York State Bar Association & New Jersey Bar Association
Kristin Canty received her B.A. from the University of Richmond where she majored in political science and communications. As an undergraduate, she served as a Football Manager and spent a semester abroad studying politics at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. She went on to pursue her law degree from the Rutgers School of Law in Newark, New Jersey. At Rutgers she served as editor for the Rutgers University Law Review.
Upon graduation, Kristin was in-house counsel for a privately held telecommunications company. She joined Donohue & Associates, PC as an associate attorney in 2015.
Kristin lives with her husband and four children in Airmont, NY. She is an active volunteer for Helping Hands of Rockland, an organization that provides emergency food and shelter to the homeless. She also serves on the Vestry of St. John’s Memorial Episcopal Church in Ramsey, NJ. She remains a yoga enthusiast, amateur chef and avid supporter of Suffern Football, Wrestling, Field Hockey and Boys and Girls Lacrosse.
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Sara completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado at the Boulder campus. She majored in English and minored in History. After moving to New Hampshire, she began her legal career as a paralegal in 2011 with an estate planning firm located in Manchester New Hampshire. Concurrently, she completed the American Bar Association approved paralegal certificate program at New Hampshire Technical Institute.
Sara has a keen interest in real estate investing. In addition to owning buy-and-hold multifamily houses, Sara currently serves as the Treasurer on the board of the New Hampshire Real Estate Investment Association.
When not at the office, you can find Sara, her husband, a parakeet, and a few fish in their home in Derry, New Hampshire. Sara and her husband enjoy hiking throughout New Hampshire, visiting the beach in summertime, and participating in local 5k races. A lifelong learner, Sara’s interests include reading and studying classical Latin.
Mrs. Dzurak joined Donohue & Associates, PC in September of 2015, bringing with her over thirty years of professional experience. She gained experience in the area of estate planning during her time at the law offices of Markovits & Markovits, and trademark law with Eileen T. Brown Associates, LLC. Prior to joining this firm, Debra was an Executive Assistant to the CEO and Executive Team of Crystal Run Health Care.
In her free time, Debra enjoys crafting, reading and cooking. She and her husband live in Middletown, NY. They are the proud parents of two grown boys, one serving in the US Navy and the other attending Orange County Community College.
Admitted to practice in all courts in the State of New Hampshire, The Federal District Court and The Supreme Court of the United States
Bruce was awarded a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and a JD from New England School of Law.
He is certified in the practice of Collaborative Law and also serves as a senior mediator/arbitrator under Rule 170 for the Superior Court of the State of New Hampshire. His service as a mediator has been recognized by a special award from the President of the New Hampshire Bar Association. He was recognized as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2005 for his dedication to serving the needs of those who were not capable of affording legal services.
Bruce has authored hundreds of articles on a broad range of legal topics and lectured around the country and internationally educating attorneys on the best uses of technology and practice management. His skill as an educator has been recognized by award of the American Association General Practice Division Educator of the Year 2007. He was the founding chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Technology Section and served as the chair of the Law Practice Management Section. At the American Bar Association level he served as the chair of the Technology Committee of the General Practice Solo and Small Firm Division. Additionally, he was vice-chair of the Computer and Technology Division of the Law Practice Management Section and is a past chair of the Solo and Small Firm Division.
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Member of the American Bar Association, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar, the State of New Hampshire Bar
Admitted to the Bars for the United States District Courts of the District of New Hampshire and the District of Massachusetts.
Justin was born and raised in Western Massachusetts where he graduated from the Isenberg School of Finance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with Bachelors Degree in Finance. While working in operations management in New York City, he attended Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York where he graduated with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law. After a fifteen year career in operations management, most recently as a Regional Vice President, he relocated to Southern New Hampshire with his family and subsequently entered private practice.
Justin resides nearby in Windham with his wife, a local pediatrician, and four children. He believes in giving back to his community as is apparent in the time he devotes to volunteering as a member of the Windham Conservation Commission and as a member of the St. Mark the Evangelist Pastoral Council. He is a first degree in the St. Mark's Council 10488 of the Knights of Columbus.
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Alex moved to New Hampshire from New York in 2000 to attend Dartmouth College, where he was honored with the Religion Department Faculty Prize at graduation.
In law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Journal of College and University Law, a teaching assistant for the trial advocacy program and political science department, and a tutor with the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes.
Alex practiced financial services litigation with a Chicago law firm, returning to New England in 2010.
He has taught business law, economics, global issues, and other courses at the college and high-school level, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, Portsmouth, and online). He maintains Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7 and 66 and insurance licenses.
The Talcotts – with toddler twins, third on the way, dog, and cat – live on the Lamprey River in Durham, in the former lodge, tea room, and gift shop of a 19th century summer resort. When not fixing up the house, they enjoy skiing and snowshoeing, kayaking and hiking, depending on the season. Alex’s volunteer work includes economic and early childhood education initiatives.
J.D., Notre Dame Law School
B.A., cum laude, Dartmouth College