Barry Needleman Elected Managing Director of McLane Middleton

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Barry Needleman was elected to serve as the firm’s managing director.

The managing director works with the firm’s executive director to oversee strategic positioning and growth, and financial matters.  The two work with a Management Committee that monitors the firm’s economic performance and provides long-term planning policy and direction.

In addition to being McLane Middleton’s managing director, Barry will continue his legal practice, which includes handling environmental and energy matters for regional and national clients.  He does a substantial amount of energy facility siting work, primarily before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, on numerous types of projects ranging from fossil and renewable generation, to electric and gas transmission. He has experience litigating a variety of environmental cases in state and federal courts such as insurance and third-party cost recovery claims at former manufactured gas plants and the defense of State-wide MTBE contamination claims. He also litigates administrative matters before state appellate councils regarding permit appeals under various environmental programs. He regularly represents clients in environmental matters involving permitting, compliance counseling, and defense of administrative and judicial enforcement actions.  Barry can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Concord offices at (603) 230-4407 or   

Barry’s election comes as McLane Middleton celebrates its 100th anniversary in business on February 18, 2019.  As part of a year-long celebration focused on its clients, the community, and its colleagues, the firm is planning several special events, a commemorative book about the firm’s history, as well as monthly donations to various community organizations based on the number “100.”