David K. Fries

Director and Shareholder

David K. Fries

Two Capital Plaza
P.O. Box 1137
Concord, NH 03302-1137

603-224-7761 ext. 1014

Legal Assistant

Maureen Rowley
603-224-7761 ext. 1063

Practice Areas

Corporate/Commercial Law
Business Planning and Structuring
Acquisitions, Dispositions, and Other Transactions
Contract Drafting and Negotiation
Financing
Employment Law
Family Businesses

Education

JD, University of Chicago (1981)
BA, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College (1978) (Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts (1981)
New Hampshire (1987)

Professional Recognition

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2018)

Named Best Lawyers ® 2017 Business Organizations “Lawyer of the Year” in Concord, N.H.

Named Best Lawyers ® 2014 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Concord, N.H.

Selected to 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 New England Super Lawyers List

Experience

  • General business representation on an ongoing basis for numerous privately held businesses of all types, sizes, and stages.
  • Represented a software developer selling its business to General Electric.
  • Represented a national manufacturer/distributor in acquiring a California-based first aid business.
  • Represented a plan administrator in the negotiation and drafting of a major prescription drug benefit plan agreements with the State of New Hampshire and prescription drug provider.
  • Represented management in its purchase of a large manufacturer/distributor whose parent company had filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11.
  • Prepared software license agreements and reseller agreements for software developer.
  • Represented founder in transactions with venture capitalists to fund the acquisition of a tooling company.
  • Represented a group of marine insurance broker businesses in sales to large national group.
  • Counsel to numerous businesses for personnel and employment law issues.
  • Represented an iconic New Hampshire resort in its sale to out of state investors.
  • Transition of family businesses to next generation.

Publications

New Hampshire Legislature Limits Non‐Compete/Non‐Piracy Agreements,” Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire’s Newsletter, January/February/March 2013 (with Cooley A. Arroyo).

Nonprofit Organizations: To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate?,” Local Government Center’s Affiliate Link Newsletter, July 2008 (with Jason Gregoire).

Sexual Harassment: Adopting a Zero Tolerance Policy.”

Charitable and Civic Activities

Committee to Redraft New Hampshire’s Business Corporations Act
Member of committee selected to redraft New Hampshire’s Business Corporations Act (2012-2013)

Chair (2011-2012)
Director (2007-2012)

Director (2001-2006; 2008-present)
Chair (2012-2015)
Vice Chair (2004-2006; 2009-2012)
Chair-Audit Committee (2008-2012)
Chair-Nominating and Governance Committee (2003-2006)

Director (1995-2001)
Chairman, Government Affairs Task Force (1993-2001)

Concord Business Group
President (1993-1995)
Vice President (1992-1993)
Director (2001-2005)
Member (1992-present)

Member, Class of 1997

Member and Chair, Clergy Misconduct Response Team (1993-2006)

Deacon (1991-1995)
President (1993-1994; 2001-2002)