Susan’s primary area of practice is real estate, both residential and commercial, and covers purchase and sales, leases, zoning and related real estate issues. Buying or selling a home or business is an exciting but often nerve-wracking time for many people. Susan represents clients in all aspects of such transactions, from the beginning negotiations through post-closing details. She works primarily in the Woodstock office but handles transactions throughout the Upper Valley and elsewhere in Vermont.
Susan also offers mediation services in family law and civil disputes. The advantage of mediation is that it enables the parties to reach their own agreement with the assistance of a neutral facilitator, avoiding the expense, delay and stress that often result from engaging in the litigation process. Susan draws on her previous experience as a family law practitioner to assist people in resolving disputes through mediation.
Susan has lived and practiced law in the Upper Valley for over twenty years. She is presently a District 3 Environmental Commissioner (appointed by Governor Dean and reappointed by Governors Douglas and Shumlin). She serves on the Boards of the Woodstock Historical Society, South Woodstock Fire Protection Association, Mertens House, and The Ottauquchee Community Partnership. She was formerly on the Boards of the Vermont Law School, Vermont Visiting Nurse Association, Woodstock Ski Runners Educational Program, Woodstock School Fund, The Homestead and the South Woodstock Community Club. Susan graduated from the University of Delaware, and from Vermont Law School in 1984, with honors. She was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1985 and is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.