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McLane Middleton Hires Attorneys Louis DeMato, Ed Vinhateiro and Audrey Young

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce the hiring of attorneys Louis D. DeMato, Edward F. Vinhateiro and Audrey G. Young.

Lou is a business and transactional tax attorney representing clients in all aspects of their businesses and related transactions.  He has extensive experience advising on corporate, partnership, and tax issues arising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures, capital restructurings, ESOPs, financing, private equity, and structuring and negotiating commercial transactions.  Lou initially joined the firm in 2007 and most recently worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions tax practice in KPMG LLP’s Boston office before returning to McLane Middleton. Lou received his LL.M in Taxation from the Boston University School of Law, his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, and his B.A, in Economics from Syracuse University.  Lou is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1366 or [email protected].

Ed began his legal career as an attorney with the Nirenstein, Horowitz and Associates, P.C., and subsequently Sayer Regan Thayer & Flanagan, LLP, where he served as an estate planner designing trust based plans and administering decedent’s estates. He later joined Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C., where he focused his practice on sophisticated planning for business and high net worth clients as well as tax planning and analysis for business and tax exempt transactions. Before joining McLane Middleton, Ed served as of counsel for Patel Burkhalter Law Group working primarily on estate and tax planning for closely held business owners.  Ed is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Georgia.  He can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1327 or [email protected].

Audrey is Of Counsel with McLane Middleton’s Trusts & Estates Department.  She concentrates her practice on estate planning, representing business owners, family offices and corporate fiduciaries.  She counsels business owners on tax, retirement and succession planning as well as trust and estate administration.  Audrey also works with foundations and other charitable organizations on tax and administration matters.  Audrey formerly worked as the Washington National Tax Director for private client services at an international accounting firm and at an AM 100 law firm.  Audrey is admitted to practice in Illinois.  She can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2721 or [email protected].

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

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Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

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A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

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Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.