McLane Middleton is a leader in representing corporations and their owners in all aspects of corporate law matters and transactions.  McLane Middleton’s corporate lawyers have a breadth and depth of specialized experience in those areas and industries that allow us to provide legal counsel to our clients using a thorough and practical approach that focuses on each client’s short-term objectives and long-term strategic goals. 

McLane Middleton brings over nine decades of corporate law experience to those matters on which we work for our clients.  We represent clients across a broad spectrum of size, complexity, and industry, with their most important corporate law issues, including business formation, corporate governance, complex agreements, capital raising, securities offerings, executive compensation, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic transactions.  Our experience, combined with our industry knowledge, positions us to identify innovative solutions to complex issues.   

According to the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, McLane Middleton is known as the “market leader in New Hampshire corporate matters, offering high-quality advice on the full range of business-related issues, including M&A, financing, and securities.”

We take pride in our long-term relationships with our clients, and we often serve as ongoing primary legal counsel for our clients.   In this role, we serve as a trusted advisor to our clients and assist them with a wide range of legal matters that they confront in running their business. 

To learn more, please contact Patrick C. Closson, Chair of the Corporate Department, at [email protected].

Mergers and Acquisitions

McLane Middleton advises its clients on transactions in all industries, with values ranging from millions of dollars through billion-dollar transactions.  McLane Middleton has experience working with buyers and sellers, private equity firms, and management teams to assist them with getting a deal closed while maximizing the value of the transaction.

Please explore our Mergers and Acquistions practice.

Securities Offerings & Regulation

The McLane Middleton Securities Law Practice Group counsels businesses and individuals throughout New England on a multitude of securities-related matters.  The firm's attorneys possess in-depth knowledge and years of experience in: Private Offerings; Public Offerings; Securities Exchange Act Services; Registered Investment Advisor, Broker/Dealer, and Associated Person Representation; and Securities Litigation.

Please explore our Securities Offerings & Regulation practice.

International Business

McLane Middleton’s International Business Group understands the dynamics of today’s global marketplace and counsels all types of businesses involved in inbound and outbound international commerce.

Please explore our International Business practice.

Privacy & Information Security

McLane Middleton's Privacy and Information Security Group can help your business manage and address the risks inherent in our digital world. Technology is ingrained in every aspect of our business and personal lives. Society can hardly move fast enough to adopt today's newest technologies before tomorrow's arrive in our workplaces, homes, cars and the palms of our hands. Along with such tremendous new developments come significant new risks.

Please explore our Privacy & Information Security practice.

Corporate Finance

Backed by decades of experience, the Commercial Finance attorneys at McLane Middleton focus on "making the deal work for our client." We make the effort to understand our clients' objectives, anticipate and come to terms with risks and obstacles, and complete transactions consistent with our clients' needs.

Please explore our Corporate Finance practice.

Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights

Although all would like to avoid it, nearly every business will become involved in a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding in some capacity. It may be as a secured or unsecured creditor, landlord, customer or vendor, or as a defendant to a trustee's lawsuit or, perhaps, as the buyer of the bankrupt business. Regardless of your role in a particular matter, the experienced attorneys at McLane Middleton can help you through the process, protect your interests, and make the process a little less arduous for you to endure. 

Please explore our Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors' Rights practice.

Government Investigations

For the past 20 years, businesses and individuals have sought the advice of McLane Middleton to handle their complex and potentially damaging white collar and government investigations. Our attorneys have a successful track record in resolving many of these matters, without any formal charges. At McLane Middleton, we treat every regulatory or criminal matter with sensitivity and professionalism. When investigations result in enforcement actions, indictments or civil lawsuits, we have successfully defended our clients in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.

Please explore our Government Investigations practice.

Business Tax & Tax Exempt Entities

At McLane Middleton, we understand that taxes directly affect the bottom line of every business. Our Tax Law Department has a wide range of experience in assisting clients with business and tax planning matters, including individuals, small closely-held businesses, and large multinational conglomerates. 

Please explore our Business Tax & Tax Exempt Entities practice.


The United States has always attracted the best and brightest from around the world, and there are significant numbers of highly educated and motivated people worldwide seeking to work, either temporarily or permanently, for a U.S. company. In a strong economy characterized by low unemployment and rapidly changing technology, U.S. businesses wishing to ride the wave of economic growth and expansion of new technologies are finding that employment of foreign nationals is critical to their prospects for success. Additionally, businesses based abroad seeking to establish a presence in the U.S. marketplace must be able to transfer key employees to this country swiftly and efficiently.

Please explore our Immigration practice.

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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.