McLane Middleton Announces Leadership Additions

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce several leadership additions effective January 1, 2017.

Christopher R. Paul and Michael B. Tule have been elected as directors of the firm.

Patrick C. Closson has been added to the firm’s management committee, which is the executive committee of the board of directors; overseeing strategy and business operations.

William V.A. Zorn has been named chair of the firm’s trusts and estates department, while Christopher R. Paul and Ryan J. Swartz have been named vice chairs.

Pat Closson is a corporate and transactional lawyer who helps clients form, grow, and sell their businesses, and works with his clients in five main areas: general corporate law, health care law matters, mergers and acquisitions, complex contracts, and succession planning.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Portsmouth offices at (603) 628-1457 or

Chris Paul concentrates his practice on trust, estate, income, and transfer tax planning for families and individuals including advising clients in business succession planning, wealth preservation, asset protection, and charitable giving. Chris also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and estate administration.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1335 or

Ryan Swartz advises individuals and families regarding various estate planning matters, including estate, gift, income, and generation skipping transfer tax strategies.  He can be reached in the firm’s Woburn and Boston offices at (781) 904-2712 or

Mike Tule represents large and small companies and has substantial expertise advising business owners and senior management on a wide range of business and legal issues, including business formations, public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, joint ventures, and other complex transactions.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1290 or

Bill Zorn concentrates his practice in sophisticated estate planning, including the implementation and administration of tax strategies and trusts and alternative strategies for high income and high net worth individuals, families, executives and business owners, as well as strategies involving asset protection and wealth preservation.  Bill can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Woburn offices at (603) 628-1340 or