John R. Monson

John R. Monson

Senior Counsel
Manchester NH

John Monson has been practicing as a corporate attorney since 1966, serving as counsel for national, publicly owned, and local companies on matters ranging from complex mergers and acquisitions to business succession planning. As one of two founders of the Tax Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association, he is widely considered one of New Hampshire’s top advisers on taxation issues. John combines his corporate and tax practice with work on complicated family trust and probate issues for individuals and families. In this context he also serves as Trustee for numerous family trusts overseeing their administration and investments. John served for five years as General Counsel and Secretary for a NASDAQ listed company, where he oversaw a business plan which vertically integrated the company’s operations, from producing raw materials for its products, manufacturing the products and then retailing the products to the public.

This process involved approximately twenty mergers, or asset purchases of, targets located all over the eastern United States.

Admitted to Practice

  • New Hampshire Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court
  • Massachusetts Bar
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court
  • Illinois Bar
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D., with distinction
  • Northwestern University, B.A., with honors

Pro Bono & Volunteer Work

  • Trustee, Bedford Land Trust
  • Director, Safari Club International
  • Director, New Hampshire Wildlife Heritage Foundation
  • Senior Director, Treasurer and Secretary, Brown-Monson Foundation

Notables

  • Served for 5 years as General Counsel and Secretary for a NASDAQ listed company
  • Co-founded Tax Section of New Hampshire Bar Association
  • 2016 New Hampshire Bar Association Honorary Member