Margaret has more than twenty years of experience focused on high-asset and complex divorce cases. Her practice concentrates on the private, creative and client-centered resolution of family matters primarily through mediation, negotiation, collaborative law and other settlement techniques, but with the recognition that litigation and trial are sometimes necessary to resolve family disputes. Margaret’s clients include business owners, public figures, elected officials, executives of publicly-traded companies, successful inventors, attorneys, doctors, dentists, retirees, those with inherited wealth and many others. Her cases regularly involve issues relating to the valuation and division of complex assets such as business interests, trust rights, stock options, investment real estate, foreign assets, and intellectual property rights. She also handles a variety of other disputes relating to divorce, parenting rights, modification, support and many other matters. Margaret is also experienced in the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Margaret is listed in New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Lawyers and holds a Martindale AV rating, the highest possible rating. She has been recognized by SuperLawyers since 2009. In addition, Margaret is recognized by Best Lawyers in the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Arbitration, and Collaborative Law. She was named “Family Law Lawyer of the Year” in 2018 and 2022 by Best Lawyers. Margaret has significant trial experience and holds the designation of NITA Advocate. She was appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court to serve on the Professional Conduct Committee, an adjudicatory arm of the attorney discipline system.
Margaret served as an elected leader, and ultimately chair, of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section from 2005-2012. She was also a founding member and chair of two collaborative law practice groups. Margaret was also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts as well as the Family Division’s Rules and Policy Groups. In those groups and committees, she collaborated with members of the judiciary and other practitioners on rules, policies of the courts and professional conduct matters.
Margaret has authored numerous articles and blog posts on various issues relating to divorce. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education seminars on topics such as handling complex assets in divorce, advanced property division, and postnuptial agreements. Margaret is also a certified collaborative law attorney and trained mediator. She is a vocal proponent of mediation and collaborative law in the divorce context.
First Admitted: 2000, New Hampshire
Professional Webpage: https://orr-reno.com/our-people/margaret-r-kerouac/
- Margaret’s clients include business owners, public figures, elected officials, executives of publicly-traded companies, successful inventors, attorneys, doctors, dentists, retirees, those with inherited wealth and many others. Her cases regularly involve issues relating to the valuation and division of complex assets such as business interests, trust rights, stock options, investment real estate, foreign assets, and intellectual property rights.
- 1) Appointed by NH Supreme Court to Professional Conduct Committee for three terms, totaling nine years, concluding in 2023. 2) Elected to leadership of NH Bar Association's Family Law Section 2005-2012. Chair of Section 2008-2012. 3) Former member of NH Bar Association's Committee on Cooperation with the Courts (2014). 4) Founder and former co-chair of Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals and Central New Hampshire (Concord) Collaborative Divorce Professionals. 5) Former member of Board of Governors of NH Association for Justice. 6) Former member of Board of Governors of NH Women's Bar Association. 7) Selected for Family Division Rules Group and Family Division Policy Group in 2008 and as liason to Bar Association for groups. 8) Member of Collaborative Law Alliance of NH and International Association of Collaborative Professionals.
- Rated AV by Martindale Hubbell
- Recognized by Best Lawyers for Family Law, Collaborative Law and Arbitration (2015-2019) and Family Law Mediation (2019)
- Recognized as a Super Lawyer each year since 2015, Super Lawyers
- Recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009-2014
- Appointed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court's Professional Conduct Committee, the adjudicatory body of the Attorney Discipline System, for three three-year terms (2015-2018; 2018-2021; 2021-2023)., NH Supreme Court
- Elected to leadership of NH Bar Association's Family Law Section (2004-2012)
- Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Services Award, 2005, in recognition of work providing legal services to the poor and underprivileged citizens of New Hampshire.
- Bentley University, 1997
- Appointed Member Of NH Supreme Court's Professional Conduct Committee
- Collaborative Law Alliance Of NH
- Former Chair Of NH Bar Assn. Family Law Section
- Founding Member Of Central NH Collaborative And Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals Groups
- Member Of International Academy Of Collaborative Professionals
- Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023
- Rising Stars: 2009 - 2014