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John E. Hughes, J.D., LL.M

John E. Hughes, J.D., LL.M

Director, Trusts & Estates Department
john.hughes@mclane.com
Office:
City Hall Plaza,
900 Elm Street,
Manchester, NH 03101
Direct: 603.628.1347
Main: 603.625.6464
Fax: 603.625.5650


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Woburn, MA 01801
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John is a Partner with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Associations, New Hampshire's largest law firm, where he concentrates his practice in tax, business and estate planning. He concentrates in estate planning for family owned businesses and has authored several articles on this subject. A long-time native of New Hampshire, John is the grandson of Irish immigrants who worked in the mills of Manchester. He earned his High School Degree from Manchester West High School, his Bachelors Degree, with honors, in Business Administration from Saint Anselm College, his Law Degree, with honors, from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and his graduate law degree in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He is also a graduate of New Hampshire's premiere leadership training program, Leadership New Hampshire.

Formerly, John practiced in the Boston office of Arthur Andersen, LLP where he was a senior member of that firm's Research and Development Team. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Washington, D.C. and in the United States District Court. He is a member of the Tax Sections of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Areas of Focus

  • Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration
  • Pension/Profit Sharing/Employee Benefits Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Taxation



Practice/Industry Groups
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates

John is very active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of the United Way and is a Co-Chair of the Annual Bishop's Fund. John currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Rebuilding Together, a national charity dedicated to the housing needs of the elderly and disabled. John was chosen by The Union Leader as one of New Hampshire's "40 Under 40" (recognizing him as one of New Hampshire's 40 most influential people under the age of 40). He lives in Bedford with his wife Pamela and his three children, Morgan, Nicholas and Arianna.

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