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John DeWispelaere
Associate, Corporate Department & Vice-Chair of the Sports Practice Group
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

John is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department and vice-chair of the firm’s Sports Practice Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, ESOPs, other transactional matters, entity formation, contract drafting, corporate governance and sports law matters.

Prior to joining McLane Middleton in 2021, John was a Hearings Examiner with the New Hampshire Banking Department.

John earned his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law (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).


  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts


Put the Coach on the Line: An Alternate Approach to Increasing Player Safety in the NHL,” Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Volume 14, Issue 1.


  • NH Bar Association – Corporation, Business and Banking Law Section, Co-Clerk


  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (Entertainment & Sports Law), 2024