Amann Burnett, PLLC
The attorneys and staff at Amann Burnett, PLLC are a tight-knit group of highly skilled and compassionate professionals. Our primary focus is representing small to mid-sized businesses, typically in litigation but also as Advisors regarding entity formation, taxation, labor issues, and regulatory compliance. Attorneys Amann and Burnett have over 35 years of handling Bankruptcy and related complex Bankruptcy litigation. Attorney Alexandra Brewer, in addition to handling business litigation, focuses her practice on Real Estate, particularly Land Use, Zoning, Planning, Commercial Transactions, and property disputes.
William J. Amann, Partner
For over 20 years, William J. Amann has principally represented creditors and small businesses in complex litigation cases in bankruptcy and federal courts. In his practice, Mr. Amann regularly and expertly has handled the following legal issues:
- Sub-Chapter V of chapter 11 (SBRA-Small Business Reorganization Act)
- COVID-19 a/k/a Coronavirus Stimulus Funding (CARES Act)
- Business Debt restructuring
- Plan Formulation, Confirmation & Disclosures Statements & Balloting
- Cash Collateral Motions & Budgets and Reconciliations
- Valuation and Evidentiary Hearings
- Proof of Claim filing and defense
- Dischargeability Actions (creditor and debtor)
- Preference Actions (creditor and debtor)
- Priority and Administrative Debt
- Motions for Relief
- Equitable Subordination
- Debt re-characterization
- Commercial Lease Disputes
- Employment Law
- Corporate Entity Formation
- General Business, Trust and Real Estate related litigation
Prior to Amann Burnett, PLLC, from 2009 to 2022, Mr. Amann was the Head of the Litigation and Bankruptcy Groups while with Braucher & Amann, PLLC and Craig, Deachman & Amann, PLLC. Prior to that, he was the Managing Attorney at a Boston-based law firm supervising over 10 attorneys and a staff of 40 paralegals; his responsibilities ranged from case management, macro and micro litigation strategy, lead counsel on adversary proceedings, client relations and development, and oversight of Foreclosure, REO and Evictions throughout New England.
In 2007, Mr. Amann served as legal counsel to a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee for the District of New Hampshire where he presided at 341 Exams, handled all areas of Bankruptcy Trustee responsibilities such as fraud investigation, Claims Objections, forensic analysis, Litigation and Liquidation analyses, criminal referrals and working closely with the United States Trustee’s Office.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Amann served as Lead Counsel for a Boston-based Venture Capital firm in a multi-district, multi-asset class Chapter 11 Bankruptcy case in the District of New Hampshire. Mr. Amann learned from the best and worked hard to gain an exceptional base of skills, insight, and experience in complex Bankruptcy and Litigation issues.
He also enjoys working with individuals and small businesses on difficult bankruptcy cases often involving taxes, business disputes, and litigation. Sometimes the most difficult challenges present the greatest opportunities for ingenuity and clever solutions. Personally, Mr. Amann is an avid sailor, loves dogs, travel, cooking, salsa dancing, hiking, music, and art.
Joshua A. Burnett, Partner
Joshua Burnett concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy and civil litigation.In addition to representing consumer and business clients in Chapter 7, Chapter 13, and Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, he regularly assists both debtor and creditor clients in adversary proceedings and contested matters in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, including non-dischargeability actions, preference and other recovery actions, automatic stay, and claim-related matters.
As a litigator, Mr. Burnett represents both plaintiff and defendant clients in state and federal court in variety of civil matters, including corporate and partnership disputes, real estate and mortgage disputes, consumer protection, and foreclosure defense.
In addition to his present areas of concentration, Mr. Burnett also has a background in mortgage foreclosure, landlord/tenant, probate law, and family law.
Mr. Burnett also teaches bankruptcy law and creditor’s rights at Massachusetts School of Law and has contributed to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and National Bankruptcy Institute programs on bankruptcy-related topics. He was recognized as a “Rising Star” in consumer bankruptcy by Super Lawyers in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Mr. Burnett is a 1997 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a 2010 graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law. He is also an accomplished pianist and played music professionally for many years.
Patrick Lorman, Associate
Patrick Lorman is an associate with Amann Burnett concentrating his practice on civil litigation and administrative law. Mr. Lorman has represented clients in civil litigation throughout New Hampshire and before administrative agencies including the Department of Safety, Department of Environmental Services and Department of Employment Security, as well as, the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification (OPLC), including the Board of Architects, Pharmacy and Nursing.In addition to his present concentration, Mr. Lorman has a background in landlord/tenant, probate law, criminal law and family law.
Prior to joining Amann Burnett, PLLC, Mr. Lorman worked in insurance managing litigation of long-tail complex environmental claims. Prior to that, he was General Counsel at a tech-startup where he handled a myriad of legal issues such as corporate formation, risk management, licensing, employment, and raising capital.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Lorman managed a general practice law firm, working on all manner of cases throughout New Hampshire. Mr. Lorman seeks to bring his skills and experience to help clients with their legal needs.
Mr. Lorman is a 2012 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, and a 2015 graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Outside of the office, Mr. Lorman enjoys spending time with his family skiing, golf and getting in a hike in the white mountains whenever he can.
Cynthia L.J. Shaw, Paralegal
Cynthia (Cindi) was born and raised in W. MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies in 1996 from Elms College. For over 20 years, Cindi was a medical malpractice defense paralegal in West Springfield, MA while also handling general law practice issues and real estate. She moved to New Hampshire in 2016 to start a new career with Attorney Amann focusing on bankruptcy, civil litigation, real estate and general practice law. In her spare time, Cindi is involved in dog rescue as a foster, transporter, networker and fundraiser. She lives with her 3 dogs and usually a foster dog (or 2) who hang out at Casa de Fur until his/her forever home is found.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut and admitted to the bar, 1989 after graduating from the University of Connecticut (B.A., magna cum laude, 1986) and the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1989). Member: Notes and Comments Editor-Connecticut Journal of International Law; Moot Court Board; American Jurisprudence Award-Civil Procedure; Member Connecticut Bar Association.Bankruptcy; General Practice; Foreclosure, Workout and Collection; Trials in all Courts; Residential and Commercial Real Estate transactions and financing; Real Estate and Title related litigation, especially related to Title Insurance Claims; Evictions; Landlord Tenant Disputes; and Business Litigation.