William V.A Zorn Named Manchester’s Tax Lawyer of the Year

McLane’s Tax Department Also Top-Listed in New Hampshire

The law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association, with offices in Manchester, Portsmouth, and Concord, New Hampshire and Woburn, Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Woodward/White’s The Best Lawyers in America® has named William V.A. Zorn as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year 2013 for Tax Law.

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. The current U.S edition, the guide’s 19th, reviews more than 50,178 leading attorneys based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their own and related practices.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Bill has been in the Tax Department at McLane for more than XX years, and serves as Chair of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group and Asset Protection & Wealth Management Group. His tax practice is concentrated on federal and state tax planning and structuring for corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, professional associations, individuals and non-profit organizations. He also focuses on sophisticated estate planning, implementation and administration for executives and business owners.

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 and practices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

He can be reached in the Manchester, New Hampshire office at  (603)628-1340, at the Woburn, Massachusetts office at (781)904-2700 or by email at bill.zorn@mclane.com.
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 Tax Lawyer of the Year’ for 2013.”

Beyond Zorn’s individual recognition, as a firm, McLane’s Tax Department topped the state ranking as well. In addition to Zorn, five other McLane lawyers were also singled out as 2013 Lawyers of the Year – Alexandra Breed, recognized as Concord’s Lawyer of the Year for Real Estate Law; Barry Needleman, recognized as Concord’s Lawyer of the Year for Environmental Law; Joseph A. Foster, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy and Creditor-debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; David Wolowitz, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Labor and Employment, and Jack B. Middleton, recognized as Manchester’s Lawyer of the Year for Bet-the-Company Litigation.

37 McLane lawyers were named to the Best Lawyers list.

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