The law firm of McLane Middleton congratulates attorneys Patrick C. Closson (Mergers and Acquisition Law), Michael A. Delaney (Education Law), Christopher M. Dube (Banking and Finance Law), Joseph A. Foster (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law), Thomas B. Getz (Energy Law), Wilbur A. Glahn III (Bet-the-Company Litigation), Ralph F. Holmes (Litigation – Trusts and Estates), and Jennifer L. Parent (Litigation – Land Use and Zoning) for being named a 2022 Lawyer of the Year in their respective field by The Best Lawyers in America©.Best Lawyers is a respected peer review publication within the legal profession. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, its publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.
Tom Getz has over 30 years of experience in energy and public utility matters in New Hampshire, New York, New England, Washington D.C., and Canada, including a decade as Chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, where he served as administrative head of the agency and presided over Commission proceedings concerning electric, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities. He also served as Chairman of the Nuclear Decommissioning Finance Committee (responsible for the Seabrook decommissioning fund), and Vice Chair of the Site Evaluation Committee (presiding over the Lempster, Granite Reliable and Groton wind farm cases). He can be reached in the firm’s Concord office at (603) 230-4403 or [email protected].
Bill Glahn has practiced at the firm for more than 40 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and in his nearly 50 years of litigation experience has handled nearly all aspects of commercial, business, and administrative litigation in the state and federal courts. He is an experienced appellate lawyer and has argued dozens of cases in the New Hampshire Supreme Court as well as several cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. In recent years Bill’s practice has focused on corporate and administrative litigation, including environmental issues, contract disputes, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, and tax litigation. He was previously the head of the Civil Division of the Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General and has extensive experience in constitutional litigation. He has consistently been ranked as one of the top five commercial trial lawyers in New Hampshire by Chambers USA. He can be reached in the firm Manchester office at (603) 628-1469 or [email protected].
Ralph Holmes has developed one of the region’s leading probate litigation practices and recovered multiple Probate Court seven-figure verdicts. He handles will and trust contests, fiduciary accounting claims, guardianships and conservatorships, and other cases. Reflecting their confidence in his abilities, lawyers within and outside the firm entrust their clients to Ralph when they need aggressive, responsive litigation representation. Mindful of the costs of litigation, Ralph delivers aggressive representation efficiently and strategically with careful attention to planning and budgeting. He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Woburn office at (603) 628-1409 or [email protected].
Jennifer Parent is a director and chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. She has over 25 years of experience litigating and resolving disputes for companies and business owners in a wide range of complex commercial cases and employment matters. She has litigated in state and federal courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Jennifer has represented companies in business litigation involving contracts, tortious interference, unfair competition, shareholder, real estate, tax abatement, eminent domain, leases, misrepresentation, and other business disputes. She has represented employers in the areas of employment discrimination, executive termination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination, contract, defamation, wages, trade secret, non-competition, and non-solicitation disputes. Jennifer has also represented companies in employment tax abatement, and eminent domain matters at the administrative or agency level and conducted workplace trainings and discrimination/harassment investigations. She is also a trained mediator with extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. She can be reached in the firm’s Manchester, Woburn and Boston offices at (603) 628-1360 or [email protected].