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McLane Middleton, Professional Association

McLane Middleton, Professional Association

About this firm

With five offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, McLane Middleton is New Hampshire's largest law firm. Ninety attorneys and more than twenty-five legal assistants advise a wide range of domestic and international corporate clients with their legal needs in the greater New England area. Attorneys are licensed in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Arizona, California, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Our attorneys actively participate in service to the public and to the profession. Current members of the firm have served as Attorney General in New Hampshire, Presidents of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the New England Bar Association and as Secretary of the American Bar Association. The McLane Middleton is a member of TerraLex, the premier international and interstate association of independent law firms.

The firm counts amongst its attorneys a Regent and Fellows of the American Colleges of Trial Lawyers, Real Estate Lawyers, and Trust & Estates Counsel. The most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes 32 of the firm's attorneys. The firm also received the highest rating from Chambers and Partners USA in every practice area rated in the state of New Hampshire. Members have drafted legislation, including the Business Corporation and Limited Liability Company Acts of New Hampshire, and are the authors of the State of New Hampshire's Environmental Law Handbook.

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Areas of Practice (8)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts And Estates
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 243 reviews
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    4.5/5.0
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    4.4/5.0
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    4.5/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 14 reviews
  • 93% client recommended 13 recommendations
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    4.6/5.0
  • Ralph F. Holmes Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 02/26/12

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  • John E. Hughes J.D., LL.M. Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 on 03/15/10

    We found it exceedingly easy to work with Mr. Hughes. He explained things very well and made helpful suggestions. He followed up quickly and provide... Read more

    We found it exceedingly easy to work with Mr. Hughes. He explained things very well and made helpful suggestions. He followed up quickly and provided what we required at a reasonable price.

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  • John Bentas Read all 4 reviews

    5.0/5.0 on 02/20/14

    I recently worked with John on a nuanced commercial transaction that took many twists and turns and included forming and funding an ESOP. Throughout t... Read more

    I recently worked with John on a nuanced commercial transaction that took many twists and turns and included forming and funding an ESOP. Throughout the process John proved to be a valuable advisor and problem solver with skill in both the underlying body of law as well as the spirit of the law and the transaction. He helped make a difference in a difficult transaction.

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  • Rolf E. Goodwin Read 1 review

    1.0/5.0 on 06/16/16

    Don't hold your breath, slower than you can even imagine. Ultimately,giving us the wrong conclusion after spending thousands of dollars. Waiting for... Read more

    Don't hold your breath, slower than you can even imagine. Ultimately,giving us the wrong conclusion after spending thousands of dollars. Waiting for couple months to get the retainer returned.

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  • Mclane Middleton Professional

    5.0/5.0 on 09/27/13

    Very efficient, easy to work with Read more

    Very efficient, easy to work with

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  • Mclane Middleton Professional

    5.0/5.0 on 05/19/13

    Susan Leahy and Chris Paul were the primary attorneys I dealt with and they were very responsive, detailed, prompt, and qualified. Read more

    Susan Leahy and Chris Paul were the primary attorneys I dealt with and they were very responsive, detailed, prompt, and qualified.

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  • Mclane Middleton Professional

    5.0/5.0 on 05/11/12

    By having a plethora of attorneys licensed in several states, it is beneficial since my personal and business life crosses over state lines. Read more

    By having a plethora of attorneys licensed in several states, it is beneficial since my personal and business life crosses over state lines.

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  • Mclane Middleton Professional

    5.0/5.0 on 02/20/12

    McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton is a first class law firm. We first sought out their service because a friend worked for them. However, we soon realized that thei... Read more

    McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton is a first class law firm. We first sought out their service because a friend worked for them. However, we soon realized that their entire staff is incredible. They were professional, yet warm, friendly and caring. Furthermore, they were very quick to prepare our documents and get everything taken care of for us. We felt like very valued customers, and we would highly recommend this firm.

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  • Mclane Middleton Professional

    5.0/5.0 on 09/27/11

    Service was attentive. Lawyer very knowledgable and approachable. Read more

    Service was attentive. Lawyer very knowledgable and approachable.

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  • Mclane Middleton Professional

    4.8/5.0 on 03/27/11

    Excellent they do thing right! They are very expensive however. Read more

    Excellent they do thing right! They are very expensive however.

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Diversity

We continue to seek out, attract and retain qualified women and individuals of color, and very much value the ethnic, religious, sexual, age, physical challenge and economic diversity that exists among our attorneys and staff. McLane's Diversity Committee focuses on increasing diversity at all levels, monitoring firm progress and recommending actions to be taken to meet the goal of developing and maintaining an equitable and diverse workplace. The Diversity Committee is chaired by Linda Connell, a partner and former chair of the firm's Management Committee.

Promotion of a more diverse employee population continues to be at the forefront of the firm's strategic plan. This effort begins at the top with the firm's Management Committee and Executive Director, and extends to the Hiring Committee and the Diversity Committee. The firm has expanded its recruiting efforts to include on-campus visits to law schools in larger metropolitan areas.

New Hampshire's geographic location in northern New England can make meeting some diversity goals challenging, but fuels our motivation to continue our efforts.

The firm also has a long history of giving back to the communities in which we live and work. This includes sponsoring events with organizations that serve diverse populations in order to benefit the community and raise our profile with potential applicants for employment. These organizations include: The Latino Summit; Girls Inc.; NH Women's Leadership Conference; the Women's Fund of New Hampshire; Vote Hispana; and The Armenian Milk Fund.

We recognize that expanding the diversity of our employee population requires attention and effort. Additional work to recruit and employ a more diverse group is necessary, and by engaging attorneys, managers, and administrative staff, we continue to keep a fully diverse workplace goal at the forefront of our recruiting, staffing and retention efforts.

For more information, please contact Linda Connell, Chair of McLane's Diversity Committee at (603) 625-6464.