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McLane Middleton adds two attorneys; elects new directors … and more
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Amy Cann

The law firm of McLane Middleton has announce the hiring of attorneys Amy M. Cann and Vineesha Sow. Cann, a member of the Litigation Department and the Employment Law and Cybersecurity Practice Groups, has over 20 years of experience as a human resources and safety professional and as a business owner before becoming an attorney. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Maine,

Sow a member of the Litigation Department and focuses her practice on employment and education matters. She has experience advising higher education institutions, public school districts and independent schools in a full spectrum of areas, including student- and parent-related issues, disciplinary matters, special education and civil rights.        Ashe admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

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Vineesha Sow

Meanwhile, McLane Middleton has announce that attorneys Jesse S. Angeley, Alexandra S. Cote, Andrew R. Hamilton and Ramey D. Sylvester have been elected as directors of the firm.

Angeley is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department, representing and advising business clients on a wide array of matters, with a focus on middle market mergers and acquisitions. Cote is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and assists clients with various civil litigation matters, primarily focusing on probate litigation, as well as land use, real estate and environmental litigation. Hamilton is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, assisting assists clients in a wide variety of civil matters in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Sylvester is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department with a practice that focuses on business and transactional matters, with a particular concentration on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, private offerings including Seed round and Venture Capital financings, and corporate governance.

Pierce Atwood names seven new partners

The Portland, Maine-based law firm of Pierce Atwood has named seven attorneys partners in the firm: Christopher A. Baxter , based in Portsmouth, NH, is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on advising clients on a wide range of patent issues; Christina M. Berkow, based in Portland, advises clients on a range of corporate and transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and private offerings; Karishma Jiva Cartwright, based in Boston, focuses her practice on drafting and prosecuting software-based patent applications, including machine-learning algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems, for large and small corporations, startups and universities; Peter P. Gelzinis, based in Boston, has experience advising and counseling clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, financing, joint venture, leasing and development of different types of commercial properties; Olga J. Goldberg, based in Portland, advises clients in complex state and local tax matters; Kyle M. Noonan, based in Portland, is a trial lawyer representing clients in complex commercial litigation and regulatory investigations in state and federal courts in Maine, Massachusetts, and other jurisdictions; and Beth H. Roberto, based in Boston, represents lending institutions in structuring and documenting commercial real estate loan financings in the multifamily residential, retail, hospitality, commercial and industrial sectors.

Melanson merges with Marcum LLP


Scott G. Toothaker

Effective Jan. 1, Merrimack-based regional accounting firm Melanson PC has merged with Marcum LLP.

Melanson’s 13 partners, 100 associates and four offices in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have become part of Marcum’s New England region, joining its eight already established New England offices. Marcum is based in New York City and offices throughout the U.S. as well as internationally.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Scott G. Toothaker, Melanson’s managing principal is now Marcum’s office managing partner in New Hampshire.

603 Legal Aid receives NH Charitable Foundation grant

603 Legal Aid recently received a $140,000 grant from the NH Charitable Foundation that it says will help it facilitate the addition of an outreach coordinator who over the course of the next two years will collaborate with New Hampshire multicultural communities and faith-based entities to address civil legal needs among traditionally underserved populations.

“This funding from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will have a tremendous impact on our ability to reach out to diverse populations in our state,” said 603 Legal Aid Executive Director Sonya Bellafant. “We’re excited to build upon the successes of our previous one-year outreach project and bring awareness of free and low-cost civil legal services to those who need it the most.”

Goulston & Storrs adds associate

Goulston & Storrs has announced that Joshua Bearce has have joined the firm as an associate in the

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Aaron Rosenberg

Litigation Group in Boston, where he will continue to focus his practice on probate and fiduciary litigation. He previously worked as a litigation associate at the Manchester firm of Devine Millimet.

Rosenberg elected Sheehan Phinney shareholder

Sheehan Phinney has announced that attorney Aaron D. Rosenberg has been elected as a firm shareholder. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Department, where he handles complex business and commercial litigation matters. He is admitted in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.

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