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Francis X. Bruton ("F.X.") has practiced law for more than 30 years, with 25 of those years having been within the state of New Hampshire. Prior to practicing in New Hampshire, Attorney Bruton practiced for 5 years in Cambridge, Massachusetts as General Counsel to an architectural and engineering consulting firm.  Attorney Bruton's practice consists of representing many of the major developers located within New Hampshire Seacoast. Attorney Bruton also focuses upon real estate transactions, planning and zoning hearings, litigation, and business law matters. 

Attorney Bruton's case before the New Hampshire Supreme Court, Churchill Realty Trust v. City of Dover Zoning Board of Adjustment, 156 NH 668 (2008), is the first reported case interpreting zoning authority amongst abutting municipalities. 

Attorney Bruton is a licensed title insurance agent as well as a licensed real estate broker within New Hampshire and Massachusetts.


Catherine A. Berube has practiced law for more than 30 years within the State of New Hampshire.  Prior to entering private practice, Attorney Berube served as a Superior Court of New Hampshire Law Clerk.  Attorney Berube’s practice areas include litigation, real estate, and probate law. 

Currently, Attorney Berube serves as Adjunct Professor at the University of New Hampshire, teaching Legal Research and Family Law and was elected to serve as the Strafford County Register of Deeds.

Jim Schulte is Of Counsel at Bruton & Berube and one of New Hampshire’s most distinguished real estate attorneys.  A Strafford County native. Attorney Schulte has actively practiced law in New Hampshire for almost 50 years.

Attorney Schulte’s practice focuses on real estate title examination; real estate conveyancing; real estate development; land use law including planning and zoning; wills; trust and estate planning; probate administration; title insurance defense; business planning; commercial litigation; and real estate litigation.  

Attorney Schulte is a licensed title insurance agent.


Josh Lanzetta is a land use and environmental attorney at Bruton & Berube.  A Strafford County native and former member of the United States Telemark Ski Team, Josh spent his formative years working as a carpenter before attending law school to study land use, real estate, and environmental law. 

A highly competitive advocate with over two decades of construction and development experience, Josh’s land use and environmental law practice includes representing clients in state and federal permitting procedures; real estate development; infrastructure development; land conveyancing transactions; real estate financing; leasing; condominium formation; due diligence; and environmental compliance. 

In addition to his land use practice, Josh leverages his past experience as corporate associate at New Hampshire’s largest law firm to routinely represent clients in LLC and entity formations; mergers; acquisitions; corporate governance; and the transfer and sale of business assets.