Joseph A. Foster to Lead McLane’s Management Committee

The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Foster will lead the firm’s Management Committee in 2012.

A Director with the firm for more than twenty years, Joe is the Chair of McLane’s Bankruptcy Practice Group. He represents creditors ranging from small private lenders to nationally recognized banks and finance companies in out of court restructurings and chapter 11 reorganizations. He works with business and individuals in all aspects of bankruptcy matters from prosecuting and defending litigation arising in bankruptcy court to counseling buyers of assets from businesses in bankruptcy. Joe also assists financially troubled businesses and individuals in loan restructurings and workouts.

Joe also works with the firm’s Government Relations Group.

He is regularly named in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America® for Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law; and Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Corporate/Commercial: Bankruptcy.  He has also been singled out in New England Super Lawyers®. Joe is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

In addition to his private practice, Joe served as a New Hampshire Senate Senator from 2004-2008, as Senate majority leader from 2007-2008, chairman of the Judiciary Committee from 2004-2008, and was a member of the Banks and Insurance and Education Committees. Prior to holding his Senate seat, he was a member of the New Hampshire House from 1995-1998.

Joe received his J.D. from George Washington University in 1984 and a B.A. from Tufts University in 1981.

He lives in Nashua with his wife, Marissa Baltus, and can be reached at McLane’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1175 or at

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.  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.