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McLane Middleton Announces Leadership Change

The law firm of McLane Middleton announced today that Steve Camerino will join the firm as Chief Executive Officer. 

Camerino most recently served as CEO of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC).  Prior to joining NHEC he spent over 30 years as an attorney at McLane Middleton.

As McLane Middleton’s CEO, Steve will be responsible for the firm’s operational, financial, marketing and human resource functions and will work closely with the firm’s management team on day to day operations and strategic initiatives. Steve will succeed Cathy Schmidt, who will be retiring in August of 2021.  Schmidt joined the firm as its CEO in 2013.

“We are excited to welcome Steve back to McLane Middleton as CEO,” said Barry Needleman, McLane Middleton’s Managing Director.  “He brings a wealth of executive management experience from his time as CEO at NHEC as well as a familiarity with the firm.  We are incredibly grateful to Cathy Schmidt for her leadership.  She led the firm during a time of growth and with a strong commitment to clients, community service and colleagues. We wish her the very best in her retirement.”

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.

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.