Peter F. Imse


Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Phone: 603-223-2800
Fax: 603-223-2991

Imse (C1356884xA5F95)

Peter F. Imse is a Member of Sulloway & Hollis and practices real estate and business law with concentrations in zoning and land-use planning, title insurance, commercial finance, condominium law, tax-exempt and historic tax credit financings, and small business and non-profit organizations.  He is the former Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate, Development and Environmental Practice Group.

Representation of:

  • The municipal owner of a 1,300 acre commercial landfill in connection with acquisition financing and operations
  • A developer of large scale retail centers
  • A “big box” retailer, in connection with Federal, State, and local land use permitting in multiple locations
  • A large non-profit organization in connection with operations, contracts and land use issues
  • A large municipality in connection with public-private partnership development projects
  • A major New Hampshire institutional investor investing in multiple historic building rehabilitation projects throughout the U.S.
  • Has served as an expert witness in New Hampshire courts in cases relating to real estate practice and legal ethics.

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

Real Estate
Title Insurance
Commercial Finance
Condominium Law
Tax-Exempt Municipal Finance
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Investments
Small Business and Non-Profit Organizations

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire, 1977


University of Michigan Law School at Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D. – 1977

Lawrence University of Wisconsin
B.A. magna cum laude – 1974

News & Announcements

Published Works


  • Keynote Speaker at the Paralegal Association of New Hampshire Meeting
  • Presenter, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
  • Presenter, First American Title Insurance Company
  • Presenter for the New Hampshire Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA since 2003
  • Ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers USA – 2013 list of “Leading Individuals (Real Estate) among New Hampshire Attorneys”
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers from 2007 – 2014, 2017, 2018 New Hampshire Business Review Top Lawyers in New Hampshire from 2004
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007; Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law, 2017
  • Received the New Hampshire Bar Association President’s Award for Distinguished Service in 1988
  • Received the Bow Rotary Club’s Community Service Award in 2005
  • Rotary International’s Paul Harris Fellow Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Hampshire Bar Association Ethics Committee, Former Chair
  • New Hampshire Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, Past Member and Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Hampshire Bar Committee (charged with drafting and amending the New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, 1977

Past Employment Positions

  • Town of Bow, NH, Town Moderator
  • New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, Member of Board of Corporators
  • Town of Bow Planning Board, Former Member and Chair

Community Activities

  • Member, William H. Gile Community Concert Trust Fund Selection Committee
  • Member and Treasurer, Freese Brothers Big Band
  • Member, Past-Director, Past-President, Bow Rotary Club
  • Joy Spring Jazz Ensemble, South Congregational Church
  • Volunteer, South Congregational Church Winter Homeless Shelter
  • Past President, South Congregational Church Council
  • Member and Past Chair, Board of Deacons and Board of Christian Outreach, South Congregational Church
  • Former member, Building Committee and Re-Building Committee, South Congregational Church
  • Former member, Havenwood/Heritage Heights Medical Ethics Committee
  • New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority, Chairman of the Board of Directors