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Attorneys John DeWispelaere and Joshua Silverstein Join McLane Middleton

The law firm of McLane Middleton is pleased to announce the hiring of attorneys John DeWispelaere and Joshua Silverstein.

John is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department, where he advises businesses on transactional matters related to entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and corporate governance.  Prior to joining McLane Middleton, John was a Hearings Examiner with the New Hampshire Banking Department.  John earned his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (Formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) (2015). In 2014, John competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition and in 2015, he was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Executive Board. John received his B.S. in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Venture Creation from the University of New Hampshire, cum laude, with a Minor in Economics (2011).  Admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, John can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1382 or [email protected].

Josh is an associate in the firm’s Tax Department.  He advises both individuals and entities on various state and federal tax planning issues.  He also assists clients with resolving IRS compliance and other tax controversy issues.  Prior to joining McLane Middleton, Josh owned and operated a solo law practice where he represented clients in the Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley areas.  Josh also previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their National Tax Office in Washington, D.C.  While there, he specialized in tax controversy, entity elections, and compliance with foreign bank account reporting rules.  Josh received his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.  Admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Josh can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2695 or [email protected].

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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.

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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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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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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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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.