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Michael B. Tule headshot
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1290

Michael B. Tule

Director, Corporate Department

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Biography

With more than 25 years' experience as a business lawyer, Mike has represented large and small companies in business formations, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other complex transactions.

As a former general counsel and secretary to two publicly held companies and with more than 11 years of executive experience, Mike is a versatile business lawyer with substantial expertise advising senior management on a wide range of legal and business issues, including mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation, licensing and protection of intellectual property, corporate governance, antitrust, product distribution issues, executive compensation, leasing, and employment/labor matters.

Mike began his legal career at McLane in 1987 and was made a director in 1995. He left McLane to pursue his in-house career, and from 1996 to 2000, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of NEXIQ Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WPIC) a Manchester, New Hampshire based provider of power conversion products, handheld computers and diagnostic tools for commercial vehicles. From 2000 to 2007, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Rock of Ages Corporation (NASDAQ Global: ROAC), an integrated quarrier, manufacturer and retailer of dimension stone blocks, granite memorials and precision granite products based in Barre, Vermont. At Rock of Ages, Mike was responsible for a broad range of legal and regulatory matters, providing advice on SEC filings and disclosure issues, corporate development, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. He continues to serve as general counsel to Rock of Ages and its parent company, Swenson Granite Company.

Mike returned to McLane Middleton in 2008.

Mike received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Vermont.

Areas of Focus
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Manufacturing and Distribution Law
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Business Formations
  • Contracts
  • Labor & Employment and Executive Compensation

Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • Vermont
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Involvement

  • Board of Directors - President (2015 - 2016), Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley (Executive and Governance Committees), Milford, NH
  • Board of Directors, New Hampshire Preservation Alliance (Executive, Public Pollicy and Governance Commitees), Concord, NH (2008 - 2014)
  • Board of Trustees, Beaver Brook Association (Secretary), Hollis, NH (2009 - 2012)
  • Board of Trustees, Wadleigh Memorial Public Library, Milford, NH
  • Graduate of Leadership Greater Manchester Class of 1996
  • Board of Advisors, New England Legal Foundation (2002 - 2004)
  • Board of Directors, New Hampshire International Trade Association (1998 - 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.

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.