MEET THE OWNERS OF FAMILYLEGAL

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Jeffrey A. Runge

Manging Partner | Senior Attorney

MA Bar Association

MA Federal Bar Association

NH Bar Association

NH Federal Bar Association

 

Direct:  (603) 225-1135

Jrunge@familylegalservices.org

Sandra Kuhn

Vice President

Senior Attorney | Director

NH Bar Association

NH Federal Bar Association

 

 

 

Direct:  (603) 226-7911

Skuhn@familylegalservices.org

Attorney Jeffrey A. Runge is the Managing Partner of FAMILYLEGAL. He has been practicing for decades and is a recognized leader in the areas of Divorce and Family Law in New Hampshire. Having been raised by a single parent, Attorney Runge brings to the Firm an untiring work ethic, one that is reminiscent of a bygone era. 

 

Family Law 

As an experienced attorney, Jeffrey Runge knows what qualities are important in his professional area of legal practice.  Legal knowledge for sure, but also what he calls “intangible traits” that separate great lawyers from the pack. “I believe my ability to communicate with others, and specifically my ability to have compassion for people, allows me to not only establish a great rapport with my clients, but also a relationship based on trust,” Runge says. “Those two qualities combined strengthen my ability to help clients through very difficult and emotional times.” 

Attorney Runge focuses his practice in the areas of Divorce & Family Law.  Both areas encompass some of the most difficult and emotional legal situations that individuals and families will ever face.  Attorney Runge focusses on establishing a partnership with his clients; he says, "we are a team and we fight together to accomplish their ultimate goals.”

 

A Realization Of A Dream

As a husband and Father, Attorney Runge understands the importance of family.  He understands the importance of cooperative parenting to nurture the children and to preserve the framework of a coherent family post divorce.  With this understanding, Attorney Runge typically approaches his clients’ legal objectives with appropriate advocacy techniques.  However, when needed, he can be a tough negotiator and litigator for his clients.  Runge says that, “knowing how to approach these sensitive situations takes years of experience.  You have to understand people, their motives, and how and when to react properly.  This is not something you learn in law school, nor is this something you can necessarily be taught.  You can only obtain this knowledge through years and years of experience in handling these types of cases.”

 

Strong Advocacy Saves The Day

Attorney Runge offers an initial Consultation at no charge.  He does this so individuals can meet with him to understand their options and determine if legal assistance is necessary.  Attorney Runge uses these Consultations to listen to the individual’s story, to identify their objectives, and, if necessary, to help them map out a legal strategy.  Runge explains that “each client is different and each case is unique.  I take the time up-front to understand my clients’ position.  I sit with them at no charge initially to determine what is important to them in their particular case.  If they need an experienced advocate, I am there for them”.

 

Areas of Practice:

  • Divorce & Family Law

  • High Net Worth Asset Division

  • Complex Divorce Cases

  • Collaborative Law

 

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts Federal Bar Association

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  • New Hampshire Bar Association

  • New Hampshire Federal Bar Association

 

Education

Attorney Runge earned his B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire in the area of International Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover, Massachusetts, where he was a member of their Law Review.  

Sandra A. Kuhn serves as FAMILYLEGAL's Vice President and Director of the Bankruptcy Practice Group. Having spent her early childhood years in hub of Southern New Jersey and South Philadelphia, Attorney Kuhn brings to the Firm an understanding and appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity which she applies in her daily practice in tirelessly serving the needs to FAMILYLEGALs' clients.

 

 

Bankruptcy Law

While attending law school, Attorney Kuhn worked under the auspices of the United States Bankruptcy Court on the landmark bankruptcy case of In Re: Public Service Company of New Hampshire. While working at the Bankruptcy Court, Attorney Kuhn learned to appreciate the struggles faced by the working people in New Hampshire in a time of financial crisis as well as the challenges faced by the Court in administering justice. Subsequent to her graduation from Law School, Attorney Kuhn concentrated her practice primarily in the areas of bankruptcy and family law seeking to assist hard working individuals who, despite their best efforts, found themselves in a most unfortunate set of circumstances for which they needed effective, aggressive legal representation.

 

Personal Lessons Learned

Attorney Kuhn's commitment to hard work and dedication was fostered by her parents who were supportive of her career decisions and inspired her to realize her goals. Her father, a Navy veteran, always instilled upon her the need to work hard so as to become a leader in her chosen field. Her mother instilled upon her the need to advocate tirelessly for the needs of others who were unable to stand up for themselves. "I remember my father working sometimes two jobs to be able to make ends meat. Yet he and my mother always found time to spend with me to discuss current events, politics and the need to be self sufficient. They instilled upon me that to whom much is given financially emotionally and/or spiritually much is expected in the form of helping others".

 

Results Drive Approach

For most people, declaring Bankruptcy is the last thing they ever expected to do. But sometimes it is the only answer. If your bills are getting out of hand, if you can't pay your mortgage, you need to speak with someone that has experience and knowledge in this complex process called Bankruptcy. Our Firm has proven  that filing for Bankruptcy can often be the best choice to protect your assets and obtain relief from creditor harassment, lawsuits, foreclosures and repossessions.

Areas of Practice:

  • Bankruptcy Law, Chapter 7 & Chapter 13

  • Divorce & Family Law

  • Civil Litigation

 

Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire Bar Association

  • New Hampshire Federal Bar Association

 

Education

Attorney Kuhn earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, New Hampshire. As a result of her direction, FAMILYLEGAL has become the largest Bankruptcy Firm in New Hampshire. She is admitted to the State and Federal Bar in New Hampshire and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Hampshire. Attorney Kuhn is a Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).

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