Bar News Publishes Vrountas Article on Noncompetes

posted Dec 19, 2019, 4:15 PM by Allison Ayer

In its December issue, the New Hampshire Bar News published an article entitled Restrictive Covenants in a Border State, authored by our friend and colleague, Chris Vrountas.  The article addresses the important issue of why and how a New Hampshire employer should comply with the new Massachusetts law concerning covenants not to compete.  Congratulations, Chris.

Vrountas Selected as SuperLawyer®

posted Nov 13, 2019, 11:18 AM by Allison Ayer

Congratulations to our partner, Christopher T. Vrountas, for being selected for the fourth year in a row as a SuperLawyer® in the area of Labor & Employment, in the 2019 edition of the New England SuperLawyers® Magazine.  A full description of Chris’s law practice and a list of the multiple jurisdictions of admissions, can be accessed at his SuperLawyers® profile.   

VAC Hosting Seminar on Combatting Sexual Harassment

posted Apr 5, 2018, 9:53 AM by Adam Chandler

On May 2, 2018, Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler will be hosting a presentation at its office in Manchester, New Hampshire entitled Combatting Sexual Harassment in a Changing World.  The presentation will be targeted towards managers, supervisors, and HR professionals, as well as small business owners.  We hope to generate a frank discussion about the changing face of sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as evolving techniques to combat it.  The presentation is open to the public starting at 5:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be provided.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to by April 25, 2018.

Adam Chandler to Speak to MIT Students

posted Jan 8, 2018, 1:03 PM by Adam Chandler

On January 17, 2018, Adam Chandler, Class of '99, will be giving an alumni presentation to students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on how to navigate the field of restrictive employment agreements.  Perennial leaders in hi-tech fields, young MIT alumni may be working for a large company one day and starting up their own company the next.  The goal of Adam's presentation is to encourage students to consider from day one the impacts of employment agreements on their long-term goals and to comply with those agreements while accomplishing their goals.

Chris Vrountas Recognized as Super Lawyer

posted Mar 15, 2017, 1:22 PM by Adam Chandler   [ updated Mar 15, 2017, 1:25 PM ]

Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, P.C. is happy to note that our partner, Chris Vrountas, has been selected by Super Lawyers for 2016 in the area of Employment and Labor in New England.  Chris has been in practice for over 25 years and is admitted in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and North Carolina. His clients range from among the largest companies in Boston to small business enterprises, but all have the common interest in seeking value driven legal representation when it matters.

Happy Birthday Us!

posted Aug 1, 2016, 2:26 PM by Christopher Vrountas

Four years ago to this very day Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, P.C. opened its doors. Thank you to our loyal clients and friends who have made these last 4 years possible, and hopefully many more to come.  

Anniversaries are a time to reflect and to reassess who we are and why we exist.  Many of you may have read our announcement the day we opened in which we provided our statement of values and purpose for this firm and its partners.  It bears repeating on this anniversary as we continue to adhere to these values and purpose, which can be summarized in 4 words: Respect, Responsibility, Transparency and Teamwork.  

Here's an excerpt from our announcement which captures who we are and why:  

        "Why a new firm? Because the partners at Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, P.C. will reemphasize the values that initially brought them together years ago, transparency and teamwork.        Business works through relationships, and relationships work on the foundation of respect and responsibility. That is true with clients, employees and business partners. Our new firm is founded on a pledge to each other and to you for full transparency and committed teamwork that can only succeed in the context of relationships founded on mutual respect and individual responsibility.

        "You may have notice our firm's tag line, "You lead. We guide." The phrase is meant to capture the essence of the lawyer client relationship, and it emphasizes our respect for and commitment to your goals along with the teamwork between lawyers and clients to reach those goals.

Thank you again for your kindness and support throughout the years. We look forward to continuing our work with our clients and friends who have made this firm possible and to making new friends and clients along the way.  


Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, P.C. 

Allison Ayer Published in URMIA Journal

posted Jul 29, 2016, 12:07 PM by Adam Chandler

Our colleague, Allison Ayer, recently had her article "Yes Means Yes: The Modern Movement for Colleges and Universities to Adopt Affirmative Consent as a Way to Mitigate the Risk of Sexual Assault on Campus" published in the 2016 URMIA Journal.  To access a copy, click the link below.

Recognized as Among Boston's Top Lawyers

posted May 19, 2015, 8:00 PM by Christopher Vrountas

Vrountas, Ayer & Chandler, P.C. is happy to note that one of its shareholders, Chris Vrountas, was recently recognized in the Boston Globe this year as among Boston's "Legal Leaders" and among the region's 2015 Top Lawyers in the areas of Litigation, Labor & Employment, and Intellectual Property. Chris has been in practice for 25 years and is admitted in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and North Carolina. His clients range from among the largest companies in Boston to small business enterprises, but all have the common interest in seeking value driven legal representation when it matters.  The selection was made from those lawyers Martindale Hubbell had rated as "AV" in the legal profession, which is its highest rating for both professionalism and ethics.  Chris has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell for over a decade.      

Chris Vrountas to Speak on Hot Topics in Employment Law

posted Feb 24, 2014, 7:16 AM by Christopher Vrountas

Chris Vrountas will speak on a panel covering "Hot Topics in Employment Law" on Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Manchester, NH. The seminar will be sponsored by Sterling Education Services and will cover a number of developing areas of the law.  Mr. Vrountas will speak on "The Use of Social Media and Personal Information in the Hiring Process."  Others will cover "Drafting Handbooks and Agreements," "the NLRB's Expanding Agenda," "Immigration Law Compliance," "FLSA/Wage and Hour Compliance," and "Obama Care: What employers need to know." If you are interested in attending, please contact Jennifer Emery at   

Chris Vrountas to Speak at the Financial Management Association of New Hampshire

posted Jan 8, 2013, 12:14 PM by Christopher Vrountas

Chris Vrountas will be speaking at the Quarterly meeting of the Financial Management Association of New Hampshire later this month in Manchester,  NH.  He will present on Employment Matters Keeping Today’s CFOs Awake At Night” and will be joined by a panel of industry leaders including Bryan Schwanke, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Bertucci's Corporation and Robert Sawyer, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC.  They will cover issues such as issues surrounding the classification of independent contractors and employees, exempt vs. non-exempt workers, the hiring of "interns", and the anticipated IRS treatment of "Tips" vs. "Service Charges." The Financial Management Association (FMA) of New Hampshire is a prominent industry organization committed to empowering the region's strong community of senior level business talent by providing a forum for professional growth. The Association fills an acknowledged connection gap felt by many finance and administrative executives in the region, offering long term value to those looking to benefit from the top tier network and knowledge that resides close to home.

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