Kelly Ovitt Puc is the Chair of the Real Estate Department at Sulloway & Hollis, and concentrates her practice in real estate transactions, general business representation, and creditor/debtor relations. She assists both business and individual clients on real estate transactions of all types, ranging from large commercial purchase and sale transactions to obtaining land use approvals to individual property line disputes. Kelly is on the Title Standards Committee of the NH Bar’s Real Property Section and some of her favorite work is untangling thorny title issues.
Kelly regularly advises businesses on contract review and negotiations, governance, regulatory compliance, land use, and real estate matters. Her own experience running a small business gives her insight into the day-to-day challenges that small business owners face. Kelly’s clients are diverse and include individuals starting up businesses for the first time, small to mid-size family businesses that span multiple generations, non-profit entities and institutional lenders. The industries her clients represent are equally diverse, ranging from landscaping to retail sales to healthcare to heavy equipment sales.
Kelly originally joined Sulloway & Hollis in 2006 after graduating from Cornell Law School. From 2008 to 2012, she ran a boutique consumer bankruptcy firm before returning to Sulloway and a broader practice. Kelly is originally from Western Massachusetts, where she worked as a computer programmer for Mass Mutual Financial Group before entering law school. When she’s not working, Kelly is often running or biking in Concord or hiking in the White Mountains. Since 2013, she has also been on the board of the Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail, a non-profit working to build a multi-use paved bike path through Concord.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire
U.S. Bankruptcy Court New Hampshire
Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
J.D. magna cum laude
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2003 – Spring 2006
Honors: CALI Academic Excellence Award for the highest grade in Contracts, Civil Procedure, Federal Income Tax, Accounting for Lawyers, Social Security Law, Taxation of Corporations and Health Law
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Journal: Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.S. cum laude
News & Announcements
- Sulloway & Hollis Receives Spirit of New Hampshire Award
- Derek Lick and Kelly Ovitt Puc Prevail at the New Hampshire Supreme Court
- Co-Author of Debts, Divorce, and Bankruptcy: Representing Family Law Clients in a Down Economy, NH Bar Journal (Fall 2009)
- Business 101 for Multidisciplinary Practitioners, April 2013 (Faculty)
- Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac subject to real estate transfer tax?
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues New Rules
- NH Real Estate Transfer Tax: A Statute with Ambiguity Part I
- NH Real Estate Transfer Tax: A Statute with Ambiguity Part II
- NH Supreme Court and Bankruptcy Court Clarify Divorce Obligations in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Faculty, Business 101 for Multidisciplinary Practitioners, 2013
- Faculty, NBI Real Estate Law Boot Camp, 2017, 2019
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association Real Property Law Section, former Vice Chair
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Real Property Law Section Title Standards Committee
- National Association of Bond Lawyers