Remembering S. Robert Winer | March 5, 1920 – January 11, 2019

It is with sadness that Winer and Bennett, LLP learned of the loss of one of its founding partners, S. Robert Winer, who died on January 11, 2019.  Mr. Winer was 98 years old.  Bob started the first incarnation of what is now Winer and Bennett, LLP in 1957 with George Nelson and J. Albert Lynch.  The firm has been located in its present location at 111 Concord Street in Nashua since 1976.

Robert Winer grew up in Nashua, the son of the owners of a shoe store on Main Street in Nashua during the Great Depression.  He was educated in Nashua schools graduating at age 16 from Nashua High School class of 1935.  Bob graduated from UNH in 1939 and started his law studies at Boston University Law School before World War II intervened, graduating from Harvard Law School after the end of the War.

First Lieutenant Robert Winer trained as a glider pilot with the Big Red One Division of the U.S. Army and flew his first mission behind enemy lines on D-Day in June of 1944.  He earned an air medal of honor with an oak leaf cluster and, near the end of his life, the French Legion of Honor for his service in the liberation of France.

Attorney Winer became a respected member of the New Hampshire Bar and served Nashua area clients in a variety of matters for fifty years.  He was active in both civil and municipal organizations during his career and received the Nashua Bar Association Lifetime Achievement Award after his retirement.

The attorneys and staff at Winer and Bennett, LLP owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Winer.  His collegiality, vision and dedication to the interests of his clients set the example for the continued commitment to professionalism and service at Winer and Bennett, LLP.  We, the current stewards of those high standards, salute Bob Winer of the Greatest Generation for his courage, sacrifice and service both at war and here at home.

John V. Dwyer, Jr.

With deep and profound sadness, we must report that our friend, colleague and partner, John V. “Jack” Dwyer, Jr., passed away on April 8, 2013 at the age of 66. Jack, as he was known to almost everyone, was a peerless lawyer who was widely regarded as regionally preeminent in the area of environmental law. Over the past thirty years, Jack took a leading role in virtually every significant environmental matter that arose in New Hampshire. His profound analytical skills, strategic vision, keen sense of humor and gentle charm were his greatest attributes as an advocate and earned Jack universal respect from his colleagues, clients and adversaries as well as the bench and regulators with whom he interacted.

Notwithstanding Jack’s ascension to the highest levels of his profession, Jack always reserved his most important time and energy for his family and friends. He was also known to “occasionally” attend football, basketball and hockey games at Boston College, his beloved alma mater. In the midst of all of this, Jack gave significant time to the community, most notably as a member of the boards of the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and the New Hampshire Judicial Selection Committee.

A wake for Jack will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St, Nashua, NH. A funeral Mass will take place on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St John Neumann Roman Catholic Church, 708 Milford Rd., Merrimack, NH. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation in Jack’s memory to Community Hospice House Development Office, 7 Executive Park Dr., Merrimack, NH 03054.

In order to allow all of Jack’s colleagues to attend and to honor Jack’s memory, our offices will be closed on Friday, April 12, 2013.

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