McLane Attorney Nelson Raust Named Chair of State Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee

April 3, 2006, MANCHESTER, NH — Nelson Raust, an attorney in the Trusts and Estates group of the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A., has been elected chair of the New Hampshire State Bar Associations section on Elder Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law.

The committee serves as the primary education and information platform for lawyers on issues of concern to the states growing elderly population, such as estate planning, probate law, Medicaid planning, and other state and federal government programs and benefits.

Mr. Raust, a resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, has served on the committee for four years. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He speaks regularly to both seniors groups and professional organizations about their rights and responsibilities under current law and legislation under consideration.

Mr. Raust received his undergraduate degree in economics and political science, magna cum laude, from the University of Rochester. He was selected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University and his LL.M. degree in taxation from Boston University.

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