Attorneys Patrick Collins and Kyle Scandore Join McLane Middleton

The law firm of McLane Middleton is pleased to announce the hiring of attorneys Patrick O. Collins and Kyle J. Scandore.

Patrick joins the firm as a Director in the Trusts & Estates Department.  He focuses his practice on wealth transfer, philanthropic and business succession planning for family offices and high-net worth individuals, including private equity and venture capital principals, real estate developers, private and public company executives, tech entrepreneurs and business owners.  Prior to joining the firm, Patrick was senior counsel at Jordan Park Trust Company (previously Perspecta Trust) where he counseled the trust company on complex trust administration matters and advised some of the wealthiest families in the country on strategic estate planning around pre-liquidity events, carried interest, “insider” status under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), succession planning for professional sports teams, intergenerational structuring of large family compounds, and optimal use of a client’s remaining gift, estate and generation skipping transfer exclusion amounts.  Patrick has extensive experience with advanced aspects of New Hampshire’s favorable trust laws, including the formation and administration of private trust companies, private non-charitable and charitable foundations, asset protection trusts, directed trusts, purpose trusts, dynasty trusts, and quiet trusts, as well as advising trustees on the use of decantings, non-judicial settlement agreements, and trustee modifications.  Patrick is also the author of the “Modern Trust Design” Chapter in the Private Wealth and Private Client Review, Edition 9.  Patrick received his B.A. from Connecticut College, cum laude (2009) and his J.D. from Albany Law School, magna cum laude with honors with the Estate Planning Concentration (2012).  Admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Patrick can be reached in the firm’s Portsmouth office at (603) 334-6955 or joins the firm as an associate in the Corporate Department where he regularly advises business clients on a wide range of business issues, including entity formation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, business succession planning, and contract drafting, review, and negotiation.  Kyle received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and his B.A. from the University of Richmond. Prior to joining McLane Middleton, Kyle was an associate attorney at a well-established Boston law firm.  Admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Kyle can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2704 or