Patience E. Carlier


Locations: Concord, NH
Phone: 603-223-2800
Fax: 603-226-2405

Areas of Practice

Estate & Tax Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Elder Law

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Patience E. Carlier is an associate in the firm’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Group. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, and elder law matters. Patience joined the firm in 2021 and works in our Concord, NH office.

Sulloway & Hollis has been providing clients with the highest quality legal services since 1852. Headquartered in Concord, NH, we are one of the oldest and most respected law firms in the state. Over the years, we have steadily and purposefully evolved to meet the changing needs of our clients and their markets. Today, Sulloway & Hollis is a regional firm with offices across New England, working for a broad range of clients in a diverse array of industries. While our unwavering commitment to client service, personal relationships, and problem-solving has never changed, Sulloway has embraced proven technology advancements that allow us to be more accessible and responsive to our clients.

Patience counsels individuals and families on developing and implementing sophisticated estate plans designed to increase, maintain, and transfer wealth in accordance with each client’s unique needs and wishes. These goals can range from protection of assets for future generations to creating a plan for a family vacation property for future generations. She prepares a wide range of estate and tax planning instruments, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care matters. Patience’s practice includes estate planning for LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as asset protection, and restructuring to assist clients in obtaining long-term medical care benefits.

Patience also advises fiduciaries, trustees, and family members in the administration and settlement of trusts and estates, and represents clients in contested probate matters. She helps clients navigate the estate administration process, which can include probate court proceedings and the preparation of estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax returns.

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

Estate & Tax Planning
Estate and Trust Administration
Elder Law

Bar Admissions

State of New Hampshire
State of Massachusetts
United States Tax Court


University of New Hampshire School of Law
J.D., cum laude – 2017

Fitchburg State University
B.S., summa cum laude
Major: Criminal Justice

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Honors & Awards

  • Warren B. Rudman Summer Fellowship Program
  • Student member of Batchelder Inns of Court
  • Lonergan Elder Law Fellowship

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association
  • Education Coordinator for BNI Strategic Partners
  • Member, New England Fellows Institute of ACTEC

Activities & Community Involvement

  • Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section (2021-2022)
  • Clerk for the New Hampshire Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section (2019-2021)
  • Camp Allen – Summer camp volunteer
  • Miss Goffstown New Hampshire Scholarship Pageant – Judge