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Securities Offerings & Regulation

The McLane Middleton Securities Law Practice Group counsels businesses and individuals throughout New England on a multitude of securities-related matters.  The firm's attorneys possess in-depth knowledge and years of experience in:

  • Private Offerings
    • Issuer’s counsel in offerings exempt from SEC and state registration
    • Representing start-up companies raising equity capital
    • Working relationships with New England Blue Sky administrators
  • Public Offerings
    • Issuer’s counsel in public offerings registered with the SEC, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, shelf registrations, mergers and acquisitions, and employee equity plans
  • Securities Exchange Act Services
    • Preparation and review of proxy statements and Exchange Act reports for clients whose securities are registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and stock exchange and self-regulatory organization rules
    • Counseling officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to their securities transaction reporting responsibilities and trading restrictions
  • Registered Investment Advisor, Broker/Dealer, and Associated Person Representation
    • Federal, state, and regulatory organization registration of firms and their agents
  • Securities Litigation
    • Representation of national securities brokerage firms, registered representatives, registered investment advisors, and individuals in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings and in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association

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.