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Morgan Hollis Awarded 2023 Nashua Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award


The Nashua Bar Association has recently bestowed upon Morgan Hollis its prestigious 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award, a recognition that underscores his exceptional career as a lawyer and his unwavering commitment to community service. This award celebrates the profound impact Hollis has made both within the legal sphere and in the broader Nashua community.

A Storied Legal Career

Morgan Hollis’s journey in law began in 1976. After a tenure as deputy corporation counsel for Nashua, New Hampshire, he co-founded Gottesman & Hollis in 1978 with Attorney David Gottesman. A graduate of Middlebury College and the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, Hollis has excelled in various legal domains, particularly in real estate law and land use planning law.

His proficiency and dedication have been recognized nationally, evident from his “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell and his consistent mention in “The Best Lawyers in America” since 2004. Hollis’s expertise spans commercial transactions, land use, planning and zoning, property tax abatements, business formation, mergers and acquisitions, and construction contracts. He has also significantly contributed to legal education, lecturing in the fields of land use law and the law of easements and roads.

Community Leadership and Service

Morgan Hollis's influence extends far beyond the courtroom. His deep involvement in various local organizations reflects his commitment to enriching the Nashua community. Hollis has played pivotal roles in the Nashua YMCA, Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Greater Nashua United Way, and many more notable institutions. His dedication earned him the title of Citizen of the Year by the Nashua Chamber of Commerce in 2019.

His leadership has not only fostered community growth but has also paved the way for numerous developmental initiatives, like the Center for Economic Development of Nashua. Moreover, his board memberships with organizations like the Appalachian Mountain Club and the New Hampshire Chapter of Nature Conservancy showcase his passion for environmental conservation and sustainable development.

A Respected Voice in Law and Community

The 2023 Nashua Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award is not just a testament to Hollis's legal acumen but also to his character as a mentor, leader, and visionary. His colleagues often praise his patience with clients, his knack for solving complex problems, and exceptional communication skills. His acceptance speech at the award ceremony reflected his humility and wisdom, and he credited his success to the lessons learned from his predecessors and peers.

Legacy and Inspiration

Morgan Hollis’s career is a beacon of inspiration for both budding and experienced legal professionals. His blend of professional excellence and community involvement sets a high bar for what it means to be not just a successful lawyer but a true community leader. As we celebrate this well-deserved recognition, we are reminded of the power of dedication, integrity, and service. Morgan Hollis's legacy is a compelling narrative that encourages us to strive for excellence in our respective fields and to commit ourselves to the betterment of our communities.

The 2023 Nashua Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award to Morgan Hollis is more than an accolade; it is a celebration of a career marked by professional brilliance and a heart dedicated to community service. As we honor Morgan Hollis, we are inspired to follow in his footsteps, leading with passion, expertise, and a deep commitment to the greater good.

Morgan Hollis's journey is a testament to the impact one individual can have in shaping both the legal landscape and the community at large. His story is one of personal achievement and collective growth and empowerment – a legacy of lifetime achievement.

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