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900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1306

John Bentas

Counsel, Corporate Department

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Biography

John focuses his practice on representing clients in all aspects of tax and business law, business succession planning, including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, software licensures and contract reviews and negotiations, as well as providing general business advice. John also has extensive experience with implementing and administering Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP). John has specific industry experience in software (SaaS), medical devices, medical services, light manufacturing, and radio/broadcasting.

John received his J.D. from Boston College (2000) and B.S. from Bentley College, magna cum laude (1991).

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Business Law
  • Securities Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Taxation
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)

Admissions

John is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.


 

Involvement

John is actively engaged in organizations throughout New Hampshire. John is a member of the Washington Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of New Hampshire. His volunteer activities span a variety of charitable organizations over the years. As a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, John is passionate about helping organizations succeed and thrive locally, regionally, and nationally. John is also a 2007 graduate of the Greater Manchester Leadership Program (sponsored by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce) and a member of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

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Practice Areas

The strengths of our practice groups and the industries we serve make McLane Middleton one of the most diverse law firms in New England.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.