Robert L. Best


Location: Concord, New Hampshire
Phone: 603-223-2812
Fax: 603-226-2404

Areas of Practice

Health Care
Business Law
Real Estate Law

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Robert Best is a Member at Sulloway & Hollis. His practice focuses on healthcare, non-profit, real estate and business clients.  As chair of Sulloway’s Health Care practice Group, Bob assists clients with a wide variety of administrative and regulatory matters important to healthcare and business organizations.  Bob joined the firm in 2015 and works in our Concord, NH office.

Sulloway & Hollis has been providing clients with the highest quality legal services since 1852. Headquartered in Concord, N.H., 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 six offices across New England, working for a broad range of clients in a diverse array of industries.

An active member of the community, Bob chairs the Merrimack NH Planning Board, is a board member and past president of the Merrimack Rotary, serves on the board of two charter schools, and a foundation that supports the development of new charter schools. Bob also knows good barbeque; he’s a member and certified judge of the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Prior to joining Sulloway & Hollis, Bob practiced healthcare, employment, civil, land use, and administrative law at a local firm. He was the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Nurses Association and guided the Association’s grassroots advocacy efforts for nurses and patients. He served as an adjunct professor teaching administrative law and legal nurse consulting for eight years.

Before coming to New Hampshire, Bob’s background includes administration for public, private, and academic healthcare settings and biomedical research at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A frequent speaker at healthcare seminars and business forums, Bob has presented materials and written articles on many topics of interest such as risk management, board governance, business acquisitions, medical marijuana, and legal issues facing new business owners.

Originally from Florida and Georgia, Bob and his wife Kate live in Merrimack, New Hampshire, with their four children.

Year Joined Firm


Areas of Practice

Health Care

Bar Admissions

New Hampshire
U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire


Massachusetts School of Law, Andover, Massachusetts
J.D. magna cum laude

Tulane University
Tulane University


Published Works

  • Legal Governance Challenges for Nonprofit Boards during the Pandemic
  • NH Business Review – Co-Author of an article on Solar Energy.
  • Provider Alert: HIPAA Compliance and Another Costly Missing Laptop
  • Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury: The “Early Offer” Option. Doug Dean, David Li, James J. Bianco, Jr., Thomas P. Colantiono, & Robert L. Best; New Hampshire Bar News, August 17, 2012
  • NH Association of School Principals Newsletter, Various articles; 2006 – 2015
  • NH Nurses Association, Nursing News, Various articles
  • The isometric length-force models of nine different skeletal muscles. Gareis H, Solomonow M, Baratta R, D’Ambrosia R. J Biomech. 1992 Aug; 25(8):903-16
    Impact tolerances of the rigidly fixated maxillofacial skeleton. Garza JR, Baratta RV, Odinet K, Metzinger S, Bailey D, Best R, Whitworth R, Trail ML.; Ann Plast Surg. 1993 Mar;30(3):212-6
  • Isotonic length/force models of nine different skeletal muscles. Baratta RV, Solomonow M, Best R, D’Ambrosia R.; Med Biol Eng Comput. 1995 Jul;33(4):537-44
  • Architecture-based force-velocity models of load-moving skeletal muscles. Baratta RV, Solomonow M, Best R, Zembo M, D’Ambrosia R.; Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 1995 Apr;10(3):149-155
  • Force-velocity relations of nine load-moving skeletal muscles. Baratta RV, Solomonow M, Best R, Zembo M, D’Ambrosia R.; Med Biol Eng Comput. 1995 Jul;33(4):537-44
  • Force, velocity and energy dynamics of nine load-moving muscles. Baratta RV, Solomonow M, Best R, D’Ambrosia R,; Medical Engineering and Physics 1997 Jan;19(1):37-49
  • Reciprocating gait orthosis powered with electrical muscle stimulation (RGO II). Part I: Performance evaluation of 70 paraplegic patients. Solomonow M, Aguilar E, Baratta RV, Best R, Coetzee T, D’Ambrosia R.; Orthopedics. 1997 Apr;20(4):315-24
  • Accuracy of formula-derived creatinine clearance in paraplegic subjects. Thakur V, Reisin E, Solomonow M, Baratta R, Aguilar E, Best R, D’Ambrosia R, Solanky T.; Clin Nephrolo. 1997 Apr;47(4):237-42
  • Reciprocating gait orthosis powered with electrical muscle stimulation (RGO II). Part II: Medical evaluation of 70 paraplegic patients. Solo,onow M, Reisin E, Aguilar E, Baratta RV, Best R, D’Ambrosia R.; Orthopedcs. 1997 May;20(5):411-8


  • Adjunct Faculty, NH Technical Institute
  • NHHCA Annual Convention
  • NHHCA Law and Order: Long Term Care
  • NHASP School Law Conference
  • Introduction to Health Law – Healthcare Reform and the Affordable Care Act, National Business Institute, 2014 – Present
  • Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 2012 – 2015
  • Administrative Law, New Hampshire Technical Institute, 2012 – 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star, 2011 – 2015
  • New Hampshire Nurses Association, President’s Award, 2005 – Present
  • Rotarian of the Year, Merrimack Rotary Club, 2015 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Society of Tulane Engineers
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Federalist Society, New Hampshire Chapter, Charter Member
  • New Hampshire Health Care Association, Business Member

Community Activities

  • Member, Merrimack Planning Board, 2009 – Present
  • Chairman, Merrimack Planning Board, 2010 – Present
  • Board Member, New Hampshire Health Care Foundation, 2013 – Present
  • Member, Rotary International; Merrimack NH Chapter, 2013 – Present
  • Board Member, Rotary International, 2015 – Present
  • Kansas City Barbeque Society, Member and Certified Judge, 2014 – Present
  • Board Member, American Furniture Masters Institute, 2021 – Present
  • Sergeant at Arms, Rotary International, 2014 – 2015
  • Merrimack PTA Kindergarten and Preschool – Board Member, 2006 – 2007