McLane Law Firm Welcomes Joel Sherman and Dani Ruran to the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Group

The McLane Law Firm with offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce that Joel Sherman and Dani N. Ruran have joined the firm’s TradeCenter 128 Office in Woburn, Massachusetts.

“The addition of Joel and Dani is an exciting development as they further enhance the Group’s skills, experience and ability to handle sophisticated client matters,” said Bill Zorn, Chair of the Trusts & Estates Group.

Joel Sherman joins McLane as Of Counsel, having previously been a Director of the Boston law firm of Goulston & Storrs. Joel’s practice focuses on estate and business planning and the administration of trusts and estates. He counsels family-owned businesses, their principals and families on a variety of corporate, personal, philanthropic and succession planning issues.

Rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review, Joel has also been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer for his high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. He is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council, the Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises (AFHE), and the Family Firm Institute (FFI).

Joel currently serves as a Fellow, a Trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Bar Foundation, and is Co-Chair of its Grants Committee.

Joel is active in civic and philanthropic institutions, locally and nationally. He is Past Chair of the Board, Past Campaign Chair and member of the Board of Governors of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and is Past Vice Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Joel earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his A.B. from Bowdoin College.

He resides in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and can be reached at McLane’s TradeCenter 128 office at (781) 904-2699 or at

Dani N. Ruran joins the Trusts and Estates Department as an Associate where he practices estate planning, trust and estate administration, probate, and retirement account distribution planning and implementation.

Dani is a member of the Board of Directors and is a Finance Committee Member for the Allergy, Asthma Foundation of America – New England chapter and is a member and volunteer for Autism Speaks, a national autism research and support organization.

Prior to joining McLane, Dani served as Counsel in Day Pitney LLP’s Individual Clients Department for three years, and for 10 years prior as an Associate in Foley Hoag LLP’s Trust & Estates Department, both in Boston.

Dani is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Florida.  He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. from Amherst College.

Dani lives in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and can be reached at McLane’s TradeCenter 128 office at (781) 904-7271 or at

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with more than 90 attorneys in four offices spread throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 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.