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Katelyn Burgess, Stephen Harris, Christina Krakoff, and Wendy Li Admitted to New Hampshire State Bar

The law firm of McLane Middleton is pleased to announce that attorneys Katelyn E. Burgess, Stephen R. Harris, Christina L. Krakoff, and Wendy Li have been admitted to the New Hampshire State Bar.

Katelyn is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department. She advises businesses on transactional matters related to entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and corporate governance.  Katelyn earned her J.D. with concentrations in Privacy Law and Intellectual Property & Innovation from Northeastern University School of Law in 2020. During law school, Katelyn was a summer associate at McLane Middleton and additionally interned at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and a large wealth management company in Boston. As a clinic member in the IP CO-LAB at Northeastern, Katelyn advised entrepreneurs on various intellectual property matters, including trademark eligibility and applications.  Prior to law school, Katelyn worked as the office manager in a small law firm and earned a graduate certificate in Foundations of Business from the University of Massachusetts. She received her B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College in 2013.  Katelyn can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1349 or [email protected].

Stephen is an associate in McLane Middleton’s Trusts and Estates Department where he represents clients in a number of areas including estate planning, tax planning, fiduciary matters and estate and trust administration.  Prior to beginning his career in the legal field, Stephen served as an All-Source Intelligence Analyst in the United States Marine Corps.  Stephen received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 2020, where he served as a Lead Article Editor on the Moot Court Honor Board and the Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Intelligence Studies from American Military University in 2015.  Stephen can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1356 or [email protected].

Christina is an associate in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department where she represents clients in a number of areas including estate planning, tax planning, fiduciary matters and estate and trust administration.  Christina earned her Juris Doctor from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from The College of William and Mary in 2011.  In addition to New Hampshire, Christina is admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  She can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1458 or [email protected].

Wendy is an associate in McLane Middleton’s Corporate Department. She advises businesses on a wide variety of transactional matters related to entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, corporate governance, and real estate.  During law school, she interned at Vital Strategies, a public health organization, as part of their in-house legal team. She was a summer associate at McLane Middleton.  Wendy received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and her B.A. in History from New York University, cum laude.  Wendy can be reached in the firm’s Manchester office at (603) 628-1364 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.