About The Organization

New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance (NHCLA) is a New Hampshire voluntary corporation, tax exempt under IRC 501(c) 6, which is governed by a board of directors. NHCLA was formed by a handful of members of the New Hampshire Bar who had too often seen the damage done to families embroiled in the litigation process, and who rejoiced to learn of an alternative originated by Stu Webb in Minnesota.

Our Growth

In the last decade, we have trained over 100 lawyers and other professionals to resolve disputes collaboratively. In 2010, we expanded to include mental health professionals and financial planners in our membership. Representatives from almost all of the largest law firms in NH are among our members. NHCLA is a member organization of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and is proud to be a part of furthering that organization’s goal, Resolving Disputes Respectfully.

Interested in becoming a member? Please click on the following links for an application. Our minimum standards for members are also available below for you to view.

Application for Attorneys

Application for Mental Health Professional

Application for Financial Professional

Minimum Standards for NHCLA Members

Our Officers & Board Members

Katherine Morneau


NHCLA member since: 2011

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Member
  • Attended the IACP conference in Chicago in 2012
  • Nashua Practice Group Member – CLANH Marketing Committee Past Co-Chair
  • CLANH Blog and Newsletter
  • CLANH Board Member Co-Chair Kate is an attorney who puts collaborative law at the forefront of her family law practice. Her law firm is based in Nashua and she handles cases throughout the State.

Professional Type: Attorney

Location: Nashua

Valerie Raudonis


NHCLA member since: 2001

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) Member
  • Nashua Practice Group Member
  • CLANH Board Member
  • CLANH Membership Committee
Professional Type: Attorney
Location: Nashua

Ann Conway


Ann is a social worker with 41 years of experience working for agencies, a HMO and in private practice. She has experience in working with adults and adolescents, couples and trauma work. She is focused now on Collaborative Divorce and is an avid supporter of the collaborative process to assist divorcing couples with this very stressful experience. Member of Nashua Practice Group. Attended IACP Forums 2-day trainings 2016 and 2017

Professional Type: Mental Health
Location: Nashua

Mike Bonacorsi


Mike Bonacorsi is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ in Amherst NH. A member of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire since 2013, active in the Nashua Practice Group and Member Ed Committee. He has served as a Board member since 2015.

Professional Type: Financial
Location: Amherst

Tracey Cote


Tracey G. Cote is a shareholder and director with Shaheen & Gordon in Concord, NH where she concentrates her practice on divorce and family law.  Tracey serves on the Management Committee for Shaheen & Gordon and is the chair of the firm’s Domestic Relations Practice Group.  Tracey represents clients statewide in all aspects of domestic relations, including divorce, collaborative divorce, the valuation and division of assets including businesses, trust interests, and real estate, parental rights and responsibilities, child support and alimony, and interstate custody and child support.   She is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Maryland School of Law. Tracey practiced law as a tax attorney at McGuireWoods LLP and Ropes & Gray before joining Shaheen & Gordon. Prior to that, she was a law clerk for Judge Frances Murnaghan of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Tracey is admitted to practice in Virginia and New Hampshire. She is a member of the NHBA’s Family Law Section, the NH Women’s Bar Association and the NH Collaborative Law Alliance.

Professional Type: Attorney 
Location: Concord

Kristina George


Kristina George is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ in Windham,  NH. She has also completed the NH Mediator Training.  Kristina has been a member of the NH Collaborative Law Alliance since 2012. She is on the Public Education Committee, and Chairs the Protocols Committee.

Professional Type: Financial
Location: Windham

Anthony Muir

board member

NHCLA member since: 2015
Anthony graduated from Merrimack College in 2012 with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy as well as a minor in Economics. Anthony graduated from UNH School of Law in 2015. While at UNH, Anthony had the privilege of participating in the prestigious Daniel Webster Scholars Honor Program. He also served as an officer on UNH Law Review.
Anthony is admitted to practice law in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire. Anthony’s primary practice areas are Family Law and Education Law.

Professional Type: Attorney 
Location: Salem

Anne Parsons

Board Member

Anne Parsons is a Collaborative Divorce Coach Facilitator, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and Mediator. Anne has a strong history of helping families through all stages of the divorce process and resolving conflicts peacefully for over 20 years. She has a private practice in Nashua, NH where she currently sees individuals and couples for therapy, Collaborative Divorce Coaching, divorce/separation, co-parenting, and trauma issues.

Anne has been actively involved in the Collaborative Divorce Practice since 2010. She has been a Director on the Board of the NH Collaborative Law Alliance since 2012, is a former Secretary on the Executive Council, and former Chair of the Member Education Committee. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), the NHCLA Member Education and Membership Committees, and the Nashua Practice Group.

Professional Type: Mental Health
Location: Nashua


Caren Rifkin


Caren Rifkin is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified biofeedback therapist, with over 35 years of clinical experience working with individuals, groups, couples, children and families in diverse settings such as private practice, hospitals, substance abuse treatment centers, corporations and mental health centers. A career provider of integrative mental health counseling, Caren was trained in 2014 in collaborative law practice and mediation. She is committed to helping individuals and families work together to manage the challenges of divorce. She is a member of the Nashua Practice Group and NHCLA public education committee.

Professional Type: Mental Health
Location: Bedford

Cynthia Weston

Board Member

I am a New Hampshire native, working in Londonderry for my entire professional career. As a member of the NH bar since 1982, I have dedicated my practice to family law. As a member of NHCLA since 2010, I have been pleased to be involved with over a dozen collaborative cases, and hope to focus my practice in that direction.

Professional Type: Attorney
Location: Londonderry