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Federal Tax Planning

McLane Middleton tax attorneys advise clients on a broad range of federal tax planning issues, including:

  • Choice of Entity: We help clients select the form of entity that suits their needs, which could include: proprietorship, partnership, S corporation, C corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or trust.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Businesses expanding through mergers or acquisitions seek our representation for our knowledge of the tax impact on their transactions. These can include the allocation of basis among acquired assets, consideration of non-competes or consulting agreements, and assessing the form of the acquired entity.
  • Spin-offs, Liquidations & Restructuring: To help our clients avoid tax penalties to the corporation or shareholders, our attorneys assist with preserving net operating losses.
  • Sale or Divisions: Our attorneys help determine whether the transaction can or should be accomplished on a tax-free basis and, if not, whether assets or stock should be sold.
  • Termination of Business: McLane Middleton’s tax attorneys know our clients want to pay as little tax as possible, and we assist in providing an appropriate legal entity to receive the assets of the business upon termination or liquidation.
  • Tax Qualified Retirement Plans: We draft and advise clients on all types of retirement plans, including: 401(k), pension, profit sharing, and ESOPs.
  • Financing Transactions: We facilitate structured borrowings, venture capital, private placements and public offerings, and the review of loan documentation from a state and federal tax perspective.
  • Stock Options and Executive Compensation: McLane Middleton lawyers help employers implement and administer stock option and all other types of nonqualified deferred compensation plans.  We also help with worker classification determinations.
  • Real Estate Transactions: We aid in structuring like-kind exchanges, sale/leasebacks, real estate investment trusts, and conservation property easements.
  • Self-Directed IRAs: We assist clients in utilizing their IRAs for real estate investments and closely held businesses.
  • Tax Return Preparation and Review: Our tax department prepares federal and state tax returns for individuals and business trusts and estates, and is often asked to review returns to aid in minimizing taxes.

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.

Meet Our People

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.

Practice Areas

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.