A long history of giving back
Law firm McLane Middleton makes community service part of their mission
Community service has always been a part of the mission at McLane Middleton, a local law firm with more than 100 attorneys that prides itself on integrity, expertise and building trusted relationships with clients and local communities.
“McLane Middleton has a long history of giving back to its community, dating back to its founding in 1919,” said John Colucci, managing director of McLane Middleton’s Woburn office.
Today, more than 100 years later, McLane Middleton’s Community Service Committee, which organizes and grows the firm’s philanthropic endeavors and offers regular volunteer opportunities to employees, has become one of its largest and most active internal groups.
“This really speaks to our colleagues’ commitment to bettering the community,” said Colucci, who added that collectively, the firm and individual employees are engaged with over 100 organizations throughout the New England area.
The goal of McLane Middleton’s Community Service Committee is to support active community service by everyone at the firm, to contribute to local cities and towns and help build stronger connections with communities.
“We’re guided by the principle that attorneys should be active participants in community and professional organizations,” said Colucci. “We truly believe that it’s essential to do what we can to improve the communities in which we live and work.”
Each year, McLane Middleton’s Community Service Committee recognizes a colleague who demonstrates the firm’s values and does exceptional work in the community with the John R. McLane Jr. Community Service Award, named after a former partner who had a long history of philanthropy and engagement.
McLane Middleton has long partnered with Essex County Community Foundation as part of its commitment to giving back to local communities.
“We support ECCF because the foundation strives to improve the quality of life for all cities and towns that are part of Essex County,” said Colucci, who serves as board chair of ECCF. “Our firm shares the same values, and our ideals – of collaboration and partnership – align with ECCF’s mission.”