McLane Middleton Attorneys Contribute to A Practical Guide to Probate in New Hampshire

A group of McLane Middleton attorneys helped author the recently released book, “A Practical Guide to Probate in New Hampshire.”

The book is a substantive manual that clarifies issues and procedures pertaining to New Hampshire probate practice. This book guides you through details you should address before appointment of the estate administrator, settlement of the intestate estate, fundamentals of probating the will, preparing the inventory, distributing estate assets, transferring real estate, determining fiduciary fees, and understanding guardianship and conservatorship.

Contributing authors from McLane Middleton are Denis P. Dillon, Ralph F. Holmes, Christopher R. Paul, Christopher A. Voukides, and John F. Weaver.

Denis is also credited as the book’s co-editor.

Denis is a director and member of the firm’s trusts & estates department and practices in the areas of taxation, estate planning, probate law, and elder law, including Medicaid planning. He handles all aspects of federal and state taxation including income taxation, estate and gift taxation. He also advises clients with respect to sophisticated tax, business, succession and estate planning.  Denis can be reached in the firm’s Portsmouth office at (603) 334-6921 or

Ralph is a director in the firm’s litigation department.  With more than 30 years’ experience as a trial lawyer, he has handled nearly all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts. Ralph’s expertise is in complex, challenging litigation and has developed one of the region’s leading probate litigation practices while continuing to handle many substantial other types of cases for individuals and businesses. Reflecting their confidence in his abilities, lawyers within and outside the firm entrust their clients to Ralph when they need aggressive, responsive litigation representation. Mindful of the costs of litigation, he delivers aggressive representation efficiently and strategically with careful attention to planning and budgeting.  Ralph can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1409 or

Chris Paul is a director and vice chair of the firm’s trusts & estates department.  He 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.  Chris can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1335 or

Chris Voukides is an associate in the firm’s trusts & estates department where he practices in a variety of areas of estate planning, tax planning, and trust and estate administration.  Chris can be reached in the firm’s Boston and Woburn offices at (857) 305-1960.

John is a member of the firm’s corporate and real estate practice groups. He has a diverse practice that focuses on land use, real estate, telecommunications, and emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, and drones. In his real estate practice, John assists clients to navigate land use regulations and permitting, draft leases, sell and acquire real estate, obtain financing, refinance existing loans, and negotiate title insurance policies. In the telecommunications field, John has extensive experience working with carriers and tower companies to permit and lease wireless facilities, while also advising clients on relevant local, state, and federal regulations. As an emerging technologies lawyer, John has advised a wide range of companies – from startups to international corporations – on regulatory and legal issues unique to those technologies, including data privacy concerns, regulations governing drones, state legislation affecting self-driving cars, and the impact of autonomous devices and programs on user and employment agreements.  John can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2685 or

For details on the book, click here.