Practice Areas

Family Law

Recognizing both the immensely personal and emotional nature of the issues individuals must confront in family law matters, as well as the often highly charged nature of the relationships involved, Anderson & Associates is committed to providing solid legal representation for our clients that is both sensitive to the unique nature of each set of circumstances and responsive to the issues involved.  We represent clients in a wide array of family law matters, including:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Dissolution of same sex marriages/civil unions
  • Modification of existing court orders for child support, custody or spousal maintenance (alimony)
  • Parentage actions between unmarried parents
  • Establishment and enforcement of child support
  • Establishment and enforcement of parental rights and responsibilities (custody and visitation)
  • Emergency restraining orders/relief from abuse (RFA) proceedings
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Guardianship

General Civil Litigation

When representing clients in civil litigation, our office provides each client with a clear picture and realistic evaluation of the merits of the legal claims involved, including the risks, the challenges and the expense associated with litigation.  If you have a right you wish to assert or an obligation to enforce, we will provide you with thoughtful and comprehensive guidance in determining whether litigation is the best solution, considering the cost, potential for recovery and the likelihood that your goals will be achieved through litigation. If you are being sued or threatened with a lawsuit, we offer effective negotiation skills and the ability to litigate on your behalf.  Having successfully tried cases to juries and judges in Vermont for over twenty years, we have both the experience and expertise necessary to effectively advocate on behalf of each client.  We will work with you to prepare all phases of your case for trial, from the management of discovery, taking and defending depositions, employing expert witnesses, and necessary motion practice.  Effective representation in all manner of litigation matters is available, including:

  • Appeals
  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Property Damage Claims and Defense
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors Rights
  • Real Estate & Land Use Litigation

Commercial Law & Business Transactions

Peter G. Anderson's Office, Stowe VermontExperienced and knowledgeable, our office represents both businesses and individuals in a wide array of commercial issues, challenges and opportunities.  Whether you are in need of effective counsel in order to protect your rights and interests in the negotiation of an agreement, or to strongly advocate on your behalf regarding an existing agreement, Anderson & Associates will accurately assess your needs and goals and provide both appropriate and effective legal guidance in a variety of areas, including:

  • Construction Law
  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • General Corporate & LLC
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment law
  • Collection matters
  • Fraud and other tort suits
  • Shareholder disputes, including shareholder derivative action
  • Mediation and ArbitrationTucker

Probate Proceedings and Estate Planning

Estate Planning and Probate Administration involves a multitude of decisions, actions, and alternatives. We have the experience necessary to conduct this work in an efficient, orderly, conscientious, and correct manner. Services to our clients include:

  • Preparation of Wills, Testamentary Trusts, Revocable "Living Trusts", various types of Irrevocable Trusts    
  • Preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives
  • Representation of the Executor or Administrator of a decedent's estate
  • Probate, Administration, and other proceedings in Probate Court; Advice to Executor or Administrator regarding all aspects of the administration of an estate; Preparation of Accountings and Final Decrees of Distribution

Real Estate

With knowledge of Vermont real estate ownership, development and transfer in both straight forward residential transactions to the more complex commercial transaction, as well as the title issues and Vermont permit and regulatory issues at the State and local levels, we look to meet our clients' needs. We principally represent  sellers of real estate in Vermont and assist clients through the complexity of  issues that may arise related to Regulatory and Environmental Court appeals. Our services include, among others:

  •  Drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, deeds, leases, mortgages, promissory notes and other security instruments       
  • Formation of corporations and limited liability companies for the purpose of acquiring, developing and managing real estate