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Retirement Plans and Employee Benefits

McLane Middleton provides a range of employee benefit advice to help clients select, implement, and administer employee benefit plans. Our attorneys are experts in:

  • 401(k), Defined Benefit, and Profit Sharing Plans: Our attorneys assists clients in selecting the plan that best fits their needs. We assist them to administer and maintain their plans in compliance with all tax qualification and ERISA required demands.
  • Plan Termination: McLane Middleton expertly advises our clients through the plan termination process whenever the plan’s continuation become too burdensome, the retirement plan is no longer cost-justified, or it otherwise becomes necessary to terminate the business.
  • Voluntary Correction Programs Submission: Our attorneys have substantial experience assisting clients to bring their plans back into agreement with the tax code and ERISA requirements, and when necessary, utilize the appropriate IRS or U.S. Department of Labor programs.
  • Benefit Plans and Corporate Transactions: Our attorneys advise clients buying and selling businesses on how the rules governing benefit plans will impact the transaction.
  • QDRO: McLane Middleton attorneys review Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO) to ensure they meet tax code, ERISA and court requirements, to ensure that the retirement plans are protected from future claims.
  • Health Insurance and Welfare Plans: McLane Middleton attorneys have substantial experience with the ACA and other laws and regulations impacting health insurance, disability insurance, and other employer-provided benefits.

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.