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McLane Middleton Elects Kara Dougherty and Shiva Karimi as Directors

The law firm of McLane Middleton, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Kara E. Dougherty and Shiva Karimi have been elected as directors of the firm.

“These two attorneys have earned the respect of their colleagues, clients, and other professionals in our region for their legal skills, professionalism, and effectiveness,” said Barry Needleman, the firm’s managing director.  “We are privileged to have them become our newest directors and look forward to seeing them build on their successful practices.”

Kara is a corporate attorney who focuses on securities law and provides counsel to clients regarding the formation, growth, and sale of businesses, including the formation of new corporate entities and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private security offerings, negotiation of complex contracts, and general corporate governance.  She works with entrepreneurs and clients in high technology, financial services, and manufacturing.  Kara can be reached in the firm’s Manchester and Portsmouth offices at (603) 628-1268 or [email protected].

Shiva’s practice focuses on business immigration law.  She advises employers and employees in developing creative and effective strategies for temporary and permanent immigration solutions.  She also counsels employers in immigration compliance matters and assists employers in responding to audits and investigations.  She represents clients across a range of industries including high technology, manufacturing, government, independent schools, non-profits, service businesses and families.  Shiva can be reached in the firm’s Boston office at (781) 904-2690 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.

Meet Our People

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.

Practice Areas

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.

The Firm

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.