Friday, May 29, 2020

May 28, 2020


To my clients,

I am sorry to tell you that ill health has stopped me from practicing law for at least the foreseeable future and so I am unable to represent you regarding legal matters. Fortunately, however, Attorney Donald H. Sienkiewicz a friend and fellow elder law attorney who has been helping me to wind up my law firm has agreed to take over my practice. If I return to the practice of law, it will likely be in association with Attorney Sienkiewicz.

Attorney Sienkiewicz will be meeting with clients in Wolfeboro at the Law Office of Paul Pike, Esq., and meeting with clients by Zoom online video conferencing.

You may make an appointment with Donald by contacting his outreach coordinator, Katja Sienkiewicz, at
(603) 554-8464,, or
Estate Preservation & Planning Law Office, 
109 Ponemah Road, Suite F, 
Amherst, NH 03101.

Regarding your files, you may leave them with Donald, you may pick them up at my home in Wolfeboro, you can have them mailed to you or your lawyer for the cost of postage, or you may have me destroy them. Your files include your signed original estate planning documents, if you left those with me, and your closed files, that hold copies of documents that I gathered or created for past legal matters or estate planning. Donald will keep your original estate planning documents safe until you need them and scan the copies in your closed files into a digital file format to reduce storage space. Please contact Katja and let her know your wishes for your files.

If you have funds in my client trust account, I will provide you with an accounting of your funds and a check for the balance of your funds.  If you continue your legal work with Donald, I will turn your funds over to him. Again, please let Katja know your wishes.

While I think you would like working with Donald, you may also choose another attorney. To find another attorney, you can call other local attorneys or call the Lawyer Referral Service of the NH Bar Association at (603) 229-0002.

I have enjoyed getting to know you and providing you with legal services over the past years and I wish the best for you and your loved ones.

Very truly yours,

G. Thomas Bickford