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900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101
Tel: 603 628 1177

Thomas W. Hildreth

Director, Corporate Department

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Tom has been counseling a diverse mix of closely-held business clients for nearly twenty years. In addition, Tom has substantial experience in the areas of real estate development, telecommunications, and franchise law. Tom founded and is the head of our Immigration Law Practice Group. He writes and speaks extensively on the subject of US immigration laws.

Tom received his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Areas of Focus

  • Corporate Business Law
  • Education and Independent Schools
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Immigration Law
  • International Trade
  • Land Use and Development Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Small Business Law


Tom is admitted to practice in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts
American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Nashua Bar Association.


  • Best Lawyers in America® (2008 - 2022) (Immigration Law)
  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell


  • Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club, Founding Member and Board of Directors
  • International Institute of New England, Member
  • Nashua Association for the Elderly, Inc., Former President, Board of Director
  • Beaver Brook Association, Inc., Former Member, Board of Trustees
  • Strategic Planning Committee, Town of Hollis, Former Member
  • First Colebrook Bank, Member, Former Board of Advisors
  • Former Selectman, Treasurer, and Budget Committee Member, Town of Hollis
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The strengths of our practice groups and the industries we serve make McLane Middleton one of the most diverse law firms in New England.

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.