William V. A. Zorn Named Manchester’s Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year

McLane’s Trusts and Estates Department Also Top-Listed in New Hampshire

The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, and Woburn, Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® has named  William Zorn as Manchester’s Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for 2012.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 18th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2012) is based on more than 3.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Bill serves as the Chair of the Trusts and Estates Department and Chair of the Asset Protection & Wealth Management Group. He concentrates his practice in sophisticated estate planning, implementation and administration for families, executives and business owners.  His practice also includes federal and state tax planning and structuring for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, professional associations, individuals and non-profit organizations.

Bill sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Manchester Family YMCA and is on the Board of Trustees for the Derryfield School, in Manchester.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Manchester Chapter of the American Red Cross and former President and member of the Board of Directors of Stage One Productions.

Bill received his LL.M., Taxation, from Boston University in 1983, his J.D. from Boston University in 1978 and his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1975. He resides in Londonderry. 

Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Bill Zorn on being selected as Manchester’s ‘Best Lawyers Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year’ for 2012.”

McLane’s Trusts and Estates Department topped the state ranking with 8 attorneys being recognized by their peers as Best Lawyers. 

George L. Cushing, of McLane’s Woburn, Massachusetts, office was singled out as  Litigation-Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for 2012 in his market by Best Lawyers as well. 

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, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts.  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.  www.mclane.com