Attorney Roberts Helps Portsmouth Music and Arts Center Raise Funds

Attorney Roberts has been active in the Portsmouth New Hampshire community for many years . His voice as a soloist and chorus singer, passion for music and appreciation of the arts are well known amongst his closest colleagues and friends. It is this passion for the arts that attracted Roberts to the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC), which is a non-profit organization Roberts proudly serves as a board member.

This is a time of great importance for PMAC as it enters a capital fundraising campaign geared towards relocating the organization to a larger, more hospitable location. The current 3,700 square feet capacity is now insufficient to meet needs. Since its 2002  founding, PMAC has grown 1,200%. Studios are cramped and the soundproofing given its size, are inadequate at best. The basement floods. The visual arts programs are limited to just one room with spotty heating and now hot water. The bottom line, even the most conservative growth projections show that the present PMAC building is not sustainable and the facility is no longer a resource but a liability.

Roberts has pledged his support in the form of both dollars and time for The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center and  we hope that Roberts Law Office clients and fellow community members take notice and lend their support as well. PMAC makes the study of art and music possible to children and young adults who would otherwise not have this joy of study in their life. PMAC offers over $20,000 each year to students each year through financial aid. It is  through our community support that this great organization is able to continue teaching and instilling a joy of the arts.

For more information and learning about Business Tax Credits, please visit PMAC online at:

Call 421-4278 and ask for Russ Grazier, Executive Director

Clear Communication is Key for Condominium Association Management

As many can attest, being on the board of a Condominium or Homeowners Association can often be a thankless way to serve a community. Problematic owners can make life stressful and very difficult at times.

It may surprise you to hear though that some association boards make matters worse for themselves through a lack of communication. Some boards do not hold open meetings, do not send minutes of meetings to unit owners, will not speak with owners directly but require them to communicate through the property manager. That is no way to run a community and frankly these are poor communication process that can escalate situations.

I have found that dealing with difficult individuals is much more manageable with regular communication. These general steps can go a long way to help your board find mutual respect and understanding:

  1. Make sure your documents are clear. This is crucial! If three different people do not have an identical understanding about what the document says and means then it is a good idea to have those documents modified for clarity.
  2. Respect Individual’s Privacy. A board is often privy to sensitive personal information of an owner. There is no statutory requirement for a board to disclose specific information about individual owners personal issues or financial situation even if an owner requests the names of other delinquent owners.
  3. Hold Consistent Meetings.