Alexandra T. Breed Named Concord’s Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law

McLane’s Real Estate Department Also Top-Listed in New Hampshire

The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, and Woburn, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® has named Alexandra T. Breed as Concord’s Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law for 2013.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2013) is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Alexandra’s current practice in real estate is concentrated largely on the ownership of real estate and its impact on estate planning – an area of law for which she was also listed in Best Lawyers this year.  Alexandra counsels clients with regard to advanced wealth preservation and transfer techniques, the creation of trusts designed to hold and protect complex family properties, the use of conservation easements and charitable giving. She also focuses on estate planning using retirement benefits, business succession planning, and asset protection.
Formerly, Alexandra served as chair of the real estate department for a Laconia law firm where she represented developers and banks and handled all types of real estate, including complex commercial loan transactions, leases, workouts and mortgage foreclosures.

Alexandra is a member of the Real Property and Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate Sections of the New Hampshire Bar Association and is a member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council.  She is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, (“ACTEC”).
In addition to this recognition by Best Lawyers in America®, she has been named to the list of “Top Attorneys in NH” by New Hampshire Magazine, New England Super Lawyers 2011.
She received her B.A. from Vassar College, her LL.M. from Boston University School of Law, her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

She lives in Gilford, New Hampshire and can be reached at McLane’s Concord office at (603)230-4417 or at

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Alexandra Breed on being selected as Concord’s ‘Best Lawyers Real Estate Lawyer of the Year’ for 2013.”

McLane’s Real Estate Department topped the state ranking with 3 attorneys being recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers. Five other McLane lawyers were also singled out as 2013 Lawyers of the Year – Joseph Foster, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Barry Needleman, recognized as Concord’s Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law; William V.A. Zorn, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year for Tax Law; David Wolowitz, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Jack B. Middleton, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation.

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.