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.

When loans need restructuring, our real estate attorneys expertly craft solutions by drawing on the firm’s other practice groups that specialize in key areas such as bankruptcy, land use litigation and environmental law.

Our real estate expertise includes:

  • Assisting lenders in secured-lending transactions and protecting their investments in declining economic conditions
  • Representing borrowers in negotiating sophisticated financing arrangements
  • Representing developers before town, municipal, and state authorities
  • Assisting clients in resolving conservation matters with appropriate state departments
  • Counseling sellers or purchasers in purchase-and-sale negotiations, sale/lease-back arrangements, and like-kind exchanges
  • Title and title insurance services


McLane Middleton’s Construction Practice attorneys regularly advise clients with the development and permitting process, including land acquisition, structuring ownership vehicles, obtaining permits and approvals, negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and joint venture agreements, assisting with financing and leasing, and dispute resolution.  We advise and represent owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects and construction managers.

Please explore our Construction practice.

Construction Litigation

McLane Middleton’s Construction Litigation team represents architects, engineers, construction managers, owners, general contractors and subcontractors in all phases of construction projects.

Please explore our Construction Litigation practice.

Real Estate

McLane Middleton is deeply immersed in New England real estate matters, helping clients to achieve their goals in a wide swath of transactions. Our experienced team of lawyers represents investors, lenders, and developers of real estate projects and also works with companies that are acquiring, expanding, leasing, financing, or selling their business locations.

Please explore our Real Estate practice.

Land Use and Zoning

McLane Middleton’s Real Estate Law Group advises our clients on many land use objectives. 

Please explore our Land Use and Zoning practice.

Condominium Law

McLane Middleton’s real estate attorneys expertly advise residential and commercial condominium associations on matters ranging from operational issues and liability to litigation.

Please explore our Condominium Law practice.


Contact Us:

For questions on real estate matters, please contact Rolf E. Goodwin, chair of the firm's real estate department, at (603) 628-1176 or [email protected].  

For question on land use matters, please contact Thomas W. Hildreth, chair of the firm's land use practice group. at (603) 628-1177 or [email protected].

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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.