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Julia A. Schappals headshot
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 714 4349

Julia A. Schappals

Of Counsel, Corporate Department

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Biography

Julia joined the firm in 2009 after more than twenty five years as a business executive and inside counsel to corporations in the high-tech, electronics, manufacturing and aerospace/defense industries. Her in-house experience gives unique insight into the legal and business challenges of technically oriented and manufacturing clients such as supply chain management, domestic and off-shore manufacturing; technology development and licensing as well as product marketing, distribution and servicing. Julia has extensive background in international trade and has successfully handled thousands of legal, business and transactional matters worldwide. Her background includes significant expertise in both commercial and US Government contracting (FAR and DFARS). She has held high level security clearances and is also an instrument rated private pilot.

Julia was a former General Counsel with QLogic Corporation (NASDAQ), Aliso Viejo, CA ; Assistant General Counsel, International Counsel with AST Computer, Irvine, CA. She was a former Fortune 500 and past Vice President of ACC Southern California Chapter. She was also Counsel with TRW Space and Defense, Redondo Beach, CA; Northrop-Grumman, Hawthorne, CA; and Hughes Aircraft Corporation, El Segundo, CA. Julia received her J.D. from Pepperdine University and her B.A. from Syracuse University.

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Business Law
  • International Trade

 

Admissions

Julia is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, California and the US District Court for District of New Hampshire; Federal District Court for Central CA, US Court of Appeals, Ninth District.

She is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, California Bar Association; former Vice President of Association of Corporate Counsel, Southern CA Chapter; former member of Executive Committee of Los Angeles Bar Association International Law Section; past President of Federal Bar Association, Beverly Hills Chapter.

Recognition:

  • “Certificate of Recognition”, State Bar of California, 2003
  • “Woman of Distinction In The Business Law Community”, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, 2003
  • “Leadership Recognition Certificate”, Los Angeles City Attorney Office, 2003

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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.