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Primmer assists lenders and borrowers in commercial, retail finance, and general banking. The firm provides assistance to financial institutions regarding general banking matters, securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance.


We provide clients strategic counsel to advance their interests before government. Our esteemed reputation conducting results-based public policy advocacy makes Primmer one of the region's most influential lobbying and law firms.


We work closely with clients to maximize their opportunity for success in state and federal courts, and administrative hearings in Vermont, New Hampshire, and nationally. We first seek solutions, but have a track record of going to trial when necessary.


We provide counsel to hospitals, nursing homes, mental health agencies, physician groups, professional provider associations and private health care interests on regulatory compliance, governance, contracting, financing and employment.

Estate Planning
& Trusts

We assist families in transferring assets to future generations. We draft wills, trusts
and other documents and facilitate the establishment of family foundations, the use
of insurance and other mechanisms that assist intergenerational transfers.

Energy &

Our Energy and Telecommunications Law Group represents regulated and unregulated energy and telecommunications service companies in all aspects of their business in Vermont and throughout New England.


We guide clients through the process of structuring loan workouts or purchasing distressed businesses; and represent lenders financing businesses operating as debtors-in-possession or contemplating filing for bankruptcy protection.

Captive Insurance

We work for clients to maintain a sound, flexible regulatory environment. Representing risk retention groups, captives and other alternative risk mechanisms, we provide corporate support services — formations, redomestications, mergers and dissolutions.


We help clients navigate the multitude of employment challenges in the work place by providing human resource advice and counseling, protecting clients' interests in court, as well as administrative settings, for any type of employment-related dispute.


Our corporate team assists clients in the choice and formation of business entities and in matters of corporate governance and capital structure, including issuance of securities. We also work with clients in contracting and commercial transactions.

The Primmer Difference

Serving the Business Community in Vermont, New Hampshire and Nationwide

Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC is a full service law firm with offices in the commercial centers of Vermont and New Hampshire, providing legal services to businesses and individuals throughout New England and nationally.

Our team approach emphasizes professionalism, responsiveness, value and integrity. We promise to meet our clients' demands for high quality and prompt answers. We work hard to deliver on that promise each and every day.

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Nicole B. JacobsonNicole Jacobson a contributor to the BNA Daily Tax Report articles: “Captive Insurance Continues to Draw Interest After ‘Rent-A-Center’ Decision and “Section 83 Applicability Takes Center Stage in Google, Time Warner, IRS Tax Triangle.”

Paul J. PhillipsPaul Philips was nominated by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan to the New Hampshire Commission on Human Rights.

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Cases of Note

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Joslyn L. WilschekThe Vermont Supreme Court has appointed Joslyn Wilschek to serve on the Board of Bar Examiners.

Jeffrey S. MarlinJeff Marlin successfully defended a Vermont premises liability case, Ricard v. Giordano, involving allegedly dangerous steps. After a two day trial on April 8-9, 2014, a Washington County jury found that the plaintiff’s injury was caused by her own negligence and returned a verdict in favor of the property owner.

Joslyn L. WilschekJoslyn Wilschek assisted Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. in reaching a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agency of Natural Resources and Department of Public Service in a Section 248 project involving transmission upgrades and decommissioning of an existing substation.

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