March 31, 2005
Manchester, NH —Attorney Gregory H. Smith of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, recently joined the Board of Directors of The New England Council. The New England Council is an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region.
Attorney Smith is chairman of the firm’s Government Regulatory Practice and its Environmental Department. Preceding his association with the firm, Mr. Smith was the New Hampshire Attorney General from 1980 to 1984. He served in the Attorney General’s office as Deputy Attorney General and as a prosecutor between 1973 and 1980.
Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in environmental, energy and regulatory litigation, governmental relations and the representation of clients in a wide range of matters before State and federal agencies, and the Legislature. He served as legal counsel to the New Hampshire State Senate from 1992 to 1993. Mr. Smith is highly regarded as one of New Hampshire’s most respected environmental lawyers.
He has been recognized in the 1999-2000 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of environmental law. He is editor and co-author of the New Hampshire Environmental Law Handbook and has chaired the New Hampshire Environmental Comparative Risk Project.
About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm has grown to 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.