Risk Management and Counseling
We provide day-to-day counseling assistance on every aspect of school operations affecting both students and employees. We help our clients with faculty performance management, boundary challenges, leaves of absence, investigations, layoffs and furloughs, and terminations.
McLane Middleton is experienced at dealing with virtually every kind of crisis a school might face, including natural disasters and pandemics, to serious misconduct toward students and employees, including alumni reports of sexual abuse that surface in the current day.
Consulting and Investigations
We understand that the quality of an investigation will enhance our clients’ efforts to provide a safe and supportive environment and can reduce the expenses of litigation and reputational harm posed by inadequate responses to allegations of harassment, discrimination, sexual and other misconduct.
Our education group provides risk management training for administrators, faculty and staff, health center staff and counselors, and students to help prepare them to address the myriad issues that arise during the daily routines at day and boarding schools.
Our attorneys serve as expert witnesses in numerous lawsuits involving the duty of care for child safeguarding applicable to youth-serving organizations, including schools, athletic clubs, and religious institutions. Many of these cases involve sexual misconduct by trusted adults, such as educators or coaches. Other cases involve misconduct by peers of children, including hazing, bullying, and other forms of harassment.
Our attorneys counsel educational institutions on governance matters, including updating bylaws, ensuring compliance with state and federal non-profit regulations and filings, and establishing gift acceptance, conflict of interest, document retention, and whistleblower policies.
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.
Real Estate & Land Use
McLane Middleton’s real estate attorneys make it their mission to know clients’ objectives and focus on their needs to best serve them in completing transactions.
With decades of combined experience, McLane Middleton’s knowledgeable real estate attorneys give comprehensive counsel to lenders and borrowers in general, commercial, and construction financing. We deal with loan workouts, land use matters, conservation, and zoning.
Trusts & Estates
The Trusts & Estates Department at McLane Middleton is designed to meet all of your estate planning needs. We will work with you to devise an estate plan that achieves your goals, and minimizes administrative costs and taxes.
McLane Middleton understands that taxes directly affect the bottom line of every business.
Information Privacy and Security
McLane Middleton's Information Privacy and 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.
McLane Middleton's intellectual property group works with companies to manage and execute their intellectual property strategies.
Trial Practice and Litigation
McLane Middleton has been a leader in litigation for nearly 100 years. Our attorneys appear extensively in state and federal courts throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and are frequently retained outside of New England.