Three new associates, Coleen Penacho, Darrell Chichester and Patrick Taylor have joined the firm’s Litigation group, and will serve under the leadership of Bruce Felmly. Mr. Felmly is recognized annually by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers, and has been named “one of the best trial lawyers in the state.” Coleen graduated magna cum laude from Boston College Law School in 2006. Darrell is an alumnus of American University, Washington College of Law, having received his J.D. with cum laude honors earlier this year; and Patrick received his law degree from Northeastern University College of Law in 2005.
Craig Standish joins the Tax group, where he will concentrate on a variety of areas of corporate, individual, and estate tax planning matters. McLane has the largest tax group in the state, led by Steven Burke, another lawyer named best in the state in his field. Craig received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
Doria DiBona Aronson joins the firm’s Trusts and Estates practice, where she will focus on planning, probate and administration work. McLane’s Trusts and Estates practice is led by Bob Wells who, along with eight other attorneys in the group are listed in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America® guide for 2007. Five members of the department are also members of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Doria graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University Law School.
Jarrett Duncan joins the firm, focusing on environmental regulation and litigation, a growing national practice area for the firm, led by Greg Smith, also noted as among the best in his field by Woodward/White. Jarrett received his J.D., graduating cum laude from Vermont Law School.
Lastly, Kara J. Dowal joins the firm’s Corporate department, where she will assist business clients in a wide variety of corporate law matters under the leadership of Thomas Hildreth. Kara received her J.D. from Vermont Law School, graduating cum laude, and served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review from 2005-2006. She also served as an intern in Vermont’s Office of the Attorney General in the Environmental Protection Division.
“Because the new lawyers that join us know they will be working with many of the leading attorneys in the state, the McLane Law Firm is able to attract many of the best and most motivated students from some of America’s top law schools,” said Steven Camerino, chair of the firm’s management committee. The attorneys who have joined us this fall reflect our effort to ensure that we hire the best professional talent in the state to serve our clients. ”
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.