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John E. Rich, Jr. headshot
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1438

John E. Rich, Jr.

Director & Chair of the Tax Department

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Biography

John is the Chair of McLane Middleton's Tax Department. John advises clients regarding compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, COBRA, HIPAA and other complex federal laws applicable to employee benefit plans. He frequently represents clients before the IRS and United States Department of Labor in audits and investigations and represents clients in litigation involving employee benefit plans. John provides advice to employers regarding all forms of executive compensation and health and welfare plans. John also advises executives concerning stock options, compensation issues and estate planning involving IRAs and retirement benefits.

John received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law (1989) and his B.A. from Dartmouth College (1984).

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Business Law
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Estate Planning and Trust and Estate Administration
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Law
  • Pension/Profit Sharing/Employee Benefits Law
  • Taxation

 

Admissions

John is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Connecticut. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA), Former chairman of the NHBA Tax Section, former member of the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Employee Benefits Council.

Recognition

  • Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America®, (Employee Benefits Law)
  • Chambers & Partners USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Involvement

Clerk, Bow School Board

Articles & Presentations

Written By John

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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.

The Firm

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.