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45 School Street
2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
300 TradeCenter
Suite 7000
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: 781 904 2691

John D. Colucci

Director, Corporate Department and Managing Director Woburn Office

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John has a dual background as both an attorney and CPA. This unique skill set gives him a differentiating perspective and depth of understanding of the legal issues necessary for protecting a growing business, as well as the financial drivers of operating and sustaining a successful company. John’s ability to communicate complex legal and business issues clearly, concisely and simply is a hallmark of his work, as is his easy manner, yet no-nonsense style in effectively managing business and legal matters for his clients.

John’s clients range from start-up companies to large multi-owner private corporations. John has extensive experience in all areas of commercial transactions and business operations, and practices in the areas of business law, tax law, and business succession planning.

John received his J.D. from Suffolk University, cum laude, (1992), B.S. in Accountancy and A.S. Management from Bentley College, magna cum laude, (1985). Previous to McLane, John was the Founding Partner of Colucci Norman LLP (2008-2010), Partner, Metaxas, Norman & Pidgeon, LLP (2000-2008), Shareholder, Colucci & Associates, PC (1998-2000), Partner, Gormley & Colucci, PC (1992-1998) and Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers (1985-1988).

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Business Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Professional Services
  • Small Business Law
  • Technology
  • Non-Profit



  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1992
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1993
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1993
  • United States Tax Court, 2001


  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer (2017 - 2021) (Business/Corporate)
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Yankee Clipper Council, Boy Scouts of America (2011)


  • Board Chair, Essex County Community Foundation
  • Chair, Peabody Essex Museum Corporate Committee
  • Past Chair, Montserrat College of Art Board of Trustees
  • Past President, Greater Beverly YMCA
  • Past Chairman, Board of Directors, North Shore United Way
  • Past President, Beverly Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Kiwanis Club of Beverly
  • Past President, North Shore Technology Council 


John is also a leader and active participant in the following business associations:

  • Immediate Past Chair, Massachusetts Society of CPAs
  • Director, North Shore Chamber of Commerce (2013 - present)
  • Member, Essex County Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Bentley Executive Club


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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.

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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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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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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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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.