McLane Middleton Elects Kara Dougherty and Shiva Karimi as Directors

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Kara E. Dougherty and Shiva Karimi have been elected as directors of the firm.

“These two attorneys have earned the respect of their colleagues, clients, and other professionals in our region for their legal skills, professionalism, and effectiveness,” said Barry Needleman, the firm’s managing director.  “We are privileged to have them become our newest directors and look forward to seeing them build on their successful practices.”

Kara is a corporate attorney who focuses on securities law and provides counsel to clients regarding the formation, growth, and sale of businesses, including the formation of new corporate entities and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private security offerings, negotiation of complex contracts, and general corporate governance.  She works with entrepreneurs and clients in high technology, financial services, and manufacturing.  Kara can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Portsmouth offices at (603) 628-1268 or

Shiva’s practice focuses on business immigration law.  She advises employers and employees in developing creative and effective strategies for temporary and permanent immigration solutions.  She also counsels employers in immigration compliance matters and assists employers in responding to audits and investigations.  She represents clients across a range of industries including high technology, manufacturing, government, independent schools, non-profits, service businesses and families.  Shiva can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (781) 904-2690 or