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Six McLane Middleton Attorneys Admitted to New Hampshire Bar

The law firm of McLane Middleton is pleased to announce that attorneys Robert J. Kendall III, Lauren C. Kilmister, Kelsey A. Maillett, Christine M. O’Brien, Amanda E. Quinlan, and Susan E. Schorr have been admitted to the New Hampshire State Bar.

Rob Kendall is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.  He handles a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. 

Rob received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (2018), and his B.S., summa cum laude, from Roger Williams University (2014).  Prior to joining McLane Middleton, Rob served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Juan R. Torruella of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in 2016.  During law school, Rob served as an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform.  Rob also served as a student attorney in Michigan Law’s Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic, where he authored and reviewed briefs and en banc petitions before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and petitions for writ of certiorari before the Supreme Court of the United States.  During his time with the Clinic, Rob argued a criminal appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Rob can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1225 or robert.ken[email protected].

Amanda Quinlan is also an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Education Law and Probate Litigation Practice Groups.  She assists clients with various civil litigation matters, including commercial litigation and education law matters. 

Amanda received her J.D. from Vermont Law School (2018), where she graduated first in her class and was the recipient of the Learned Hand Award for Academic Excellence.  Amanda also served as the Editor in Chief of Vermont Law Review.  She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in European Studies from Middlebury College (2010) and her M.A. in Political Science from Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Amanda can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1338 or [email protected].

Kilmister, Maillett, and O’Brien are all associates practicing in the firm’s Corporate Department.

Lauren C. Kilmister’s practice involves representing individuals and businesses on entity formation, financing transactions, and contract drafting and review.  As a member of the Real Estate Practice Group, Lauren also works on residential and commercial real estate matters for clients, including real estate purchases, sales, leases, and financing.

Lauren earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law with a Concentration in Business and Commercial Law (2018) and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Saint Michael’s College in Political Science and Environmental Studies (2015).  While in law school, Lauren worked full-time at co-op placements for three months each at the Office of Attorney General Maura Healy, a Boston-based law firm specializing in renewable energy project development, and international food and beverage company, and McLane Middleton’s Woburn, Massachusetts, office. Lauren can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1405 or [email protected].

Kelsey A. Maillett is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. She provides counsel to a wide variety of clients on matters including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, contract drafting, general corporate governance and private equity.

Kelsey received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law (2018), and her B.A., cum laude from Roanoke College.  While at Boston University, Kelsey served on the International Law Journal. Kelsey can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1433 or [email protected].

Christine M. O’Brien also advises clients on a wide array of issues, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, review and negotiation, and general corporate governance. 

Christine earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law (2018), and her B.S., summa cum laude, from Roger Williams University.  While at both schools, Christine completed full-time co-op placements with corporate in-house counsel throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.   Christine can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2664 or christine.o’[email protected].

Susan Schorr is of counsel at McLane Middleton.  She finds solutions to legal questions and challenges faced by independent schools and social service organizations, and manages investigations when serious misconduct is alleged. Grounded in thorough legal analysis, she offers practical advice and responsiveness. With a background as a social worker and current trustee of several non-profit organizations herself, Susan approaches client challenges in a holistic and detail-oriented manner.  Waived in by motion to the New Hampshire Bar in September, Susan is also a member of the Massachusetts and Maine State Bars. She can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (857) 305-1960 or [email protected].

 

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About McLane Middleton, Professional Association

Founded in 1919, McLane Middleton, Professional Association is one of New England’s premier full-service law firms with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Woburn and Boston, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane Middleton has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients. www.mclane.com

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.