McLane Tops In Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate

Firm Ranked by Chambers USA, A State-by-State Ranking Based Largely on Positive Client Feedback

July 7, 2005
Manchester, NH
— The McLane Law Firm has been recognized as the leading Law Firm in New Hampshire in the areas of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, (“M&A”) Commercial Litigation and Real Estate, by Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers. Now in its third edition, the list ranks top U.S. law firms and individual attorneys in various practice areas. The relative weight of client feedback in their rankings makes the Chambers guides among the most respected of all law firm reference publications available.

Beyond McLane’s being named the best firm in New Hampshire in Corporate M&A, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate, nine of McLane’s attorneys were individually recognized as “Leaders in their Field.”

Jack Middleton, Wilbur Glahn, Tom Donovan, and David Wolowitz were named for their premier work in Litigation, under the leadership of Bruce Felmly, described by Chambers as, “the biggest of the big guns, with a personality to match.”

Richard Samuels leads the state’s most highly regarded Corporate M&A practice, and Steve Burke, chair of the tax department, was singled out for his stellar work in corporate tax matters.

Peter Rotch, of the real estate practice was honored by his clients for being an exceptionally “terrific deal maker,” as was Linda Johnson in the employment practice, for her unique “ability to blend legal and practical perspectives.”

These attorneys have been recommended as leading lawyers in New Hampshire in their areas of practice and are included in the book’s editorial.

Chambers USA researchers conducted over 10,000 interviews with attorneys and clients across the U.S. in order to rank attorneys on a scale of one through six based on their reputation in the market. The New Hampshire section of the book ranks lawyers in four practice areas: Corporate M&A, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate and Defendant Employment.

Qualities assessed included technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence and commitment. For each firm referenced, the directory provides detailed quotations from clients and peers, a list of practice strengths, an overview of recent work and a client listing.

“Over the past year, the legal marketplace has spoken extensively to Chambers and our guides reflect its judgment and opinions,” said Fiona Boxall, Director of Chambers and Partners and Managing Editor of the directories. “Unlike most legal directories, Chambers USA is not just another “Yellow Pages” guide. You cannot buy your way into the rankings.”

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