McLane Middleton, Professional Association

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Asset Protection

McLane Middleton's Asset Protection & Wealth Preservation Practice Group adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to developing client solutions. The group consists of attorneys who are experienced in trust and estate planning, Medicaid planning, business entity selection and formation, commercial litigation, bankruptcy and family law matters. We have combined these areas of law because asset protection strategies and solutions vary greatly depending on each client's personal and business circumstances, as well as the nature of the assets to be protected.

We encourage our clients to always consider the unexpected. To that end, we work with clients to develop an integrated plan that is most beneficial to protecting assets and safeguarding them from claims of future creditors -- whether from a business failure, personal injury litigation, divorce, long-term nursing and medical expenses, environmental claims, fiduciary duties or otherwise. By being proactive, clients gain comfort that they have taken appropriate timely action to protect their future financial stability.

While each client has unique circumstances and goals, we frequently consider:

  • Identifying and titling assets so that the assets qualify for special protection under the law (such as exemptions for "homesteads," qualified retirement plans, etc.);
  • Transferring assets to family members not engaged in risky activities;
  • Creating trusts which benefit clients and their family members;
  • Segregating business activities or inherently risky assets into stand alone legal entities;
  • Forming limited liability companies and limited partnerships which create limitations on creditor attacks.

We design and implement a variety of planning strategies, and will explain to you their effectiveness, including:

  • Statutory exemption planning
  • Transfers to spouses (including Inter Vivos QTIP Trusts)
  • Joint Ownership Arrangements
  • Trusts for the benefit of third parties
  • New Hampshire asset protection trusts (potentially using Trust Protectors, Investment Advisors and Distribution Advisors)
  • Entity selection
  • Family limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Offshore asset protection trusts

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President and Director, Litigation Department  

Trial Practice and Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Tax Abatement, Business Litigation, Education and Independent ...

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Senior Director, Trusts & Estates  
Manchester, NH
Newington, NH
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Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration, Probate Litigation

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5.0/5.0
Director, Real Estate Department  

Commercial Finance, Corporate Business Law, Land Use and Development Law, Real Estate Law

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5.0/5.0
Director, Trust & Estates Department  

Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Charitable Planning and Representation of Charitable Organizat ...

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5.0/5.0
Director, Litigation Department  

Divorce & Family Law, Personal Injury, Trial Practice and Litigation, Personal Representation, Family Law/Domestic Relat ...

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Director, Litigation Department  

Personal Injury, Trial Practice And Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Representation, S ...

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Director, Litigation Department  

Trial Practice and Litigation, Employment & Labor, Government Affairs & Regulation, Secondary and Higher Education, Busi ...

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Director, Litigation Department  

Trial Practice and Litigation, Government Affairs & Regulation, Secondary and Higher Education, Criminal Litigation, Env ...

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Director and Vice Chair, Trusts & Estates Department  
Manchester, NH
Woburn, MA
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Corporate, Trusts & Estates, Tax, Secondary and Higher Education, Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation, Estate Plann ...

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Scott H. Harris by a Judge on 12/04/14 in Litigation

    Before retiring I presided over several cases that Scott tried and since retiring, I have mediated several cases with him. He is one of the best trial lawyers in NH, knowledgeable, professional, resourceful, articulate, and with the highest level of... Read more

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    Before retiring I presided over several cases that Scott tried and since retiring, I have mediated several cases with him. He is one of the best trial lawyers in NH, knowledgeable, professional, resourceful, articulate, and with the highest level of integrity. He is deserving of the very highest rating. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Review for Scott H. Harris by a Partner on 12/04/14 in Personal Injury

    Scott is an extraordinary litigator. He is bright, creative, articulate, and has the highest work ethic. I have hired him and recommended him to others for his high level of expertise.

    Scott is an extraordinary litigator. He is bright, creative, articulate, and has the highest work ethic. I have hired him and recommended him to others for his high level of expertise. Read less

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