December 1, 2006, Portsmouth, NH — The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, is pleased to announce that Susan Leahy is admitted to practice in the State of Maine.
Susan is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning, Business Succession, Tax and Probate Law practices, having provided counsel to many wealthy New Hampshire citizens and corporate clients. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Estate Planning & Administration, Trust Administration and Foundations, Charities & Nonprofit Organizations.
In addition to Maine, she is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire as well as the NH Federal District Court, the United States Tax Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Susan resides in Kennebunkport with her husband, Charles F. Leahy. She also maintains a small home in Concord, New Hampshire. She has practiced law in New Hampshire for the past thirty-six years. With her admission to the bar in Maine, her practice will now include clients from the seacoast area of southern Maine.
Susan currently serves as chair of the New Hampshire Probate Court’s Uniform Trust Code Committee. She was the recipient of the Marilla M. Ricker award from the New Hampshire Women’s Bar and was selected “Lawyer of the Year” by the Merrimack County Bar Association. Susan holds an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Susan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, an honor granted by way of peer nominations of the membership at large, on the basis of professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates, and in recognition of contribution to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching, and involvement in bar activities. Five of McLane’s trusts and estates attorneys hold this honor.
Susan currently serves as a trustee of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth and as a trustee and Chair of Concord 2020. She has served on the Governor’s Commission on New Hampshire in the Twenty-First Century, as a trustee and Chair of the Board of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, as a trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, as a trustee and Chair of the Board of Dartmouth Hitchcock Alliance, and as a trustee and Chair of the Boards of Concord Hospital and Capital Region Health Care Corporation. Susan also chaired the Concord Zoning Advisory Committee which drafted the city’s present zoning ordinance. Her community recognition includes being named “Citizen of the Year” from the Concord Chamber of Commerce and listing as one of “New Hampshire’s Ten Most Powerful Women” by Business New Hampshire Magazine.
About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. 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.