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LEGAL ASSISTANT

Maureen Rowley

Tel: (603) 224-7761 ext. 1063

rowleym@cwbpa.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Contracts and Business Transactions

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David Fries

OF COUNSEL

Dave brings decades of experience to his representation of businesses. He provides ongoing assistance to clients of all types and sizes and at all stages of their development; whether involving entity creation, owner relationships, business planning and structuring, financing, contract matters, business transitions, family business matters, or mergers and acquisitions, Dave guides clients through complex legal issues with experience and candor. Dave also advises clients on personnel and employment issues that arise in the workplace. Dave is highly regarded in his field and has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in corporate law on multiple occasions.

EDUCATION

J.D. | University of Chicago

B.S. | Dartmouth College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

BAR ADMISSIONS

New Hampshire

Massachusetts

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AFFILIATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • CATCH Neighborhood Housing, Chair (2011-2012) and Director (2007-2012)

  • Committee to redraft New Hampshire’s Business Corporations Act, Member (2012-2013)

  • Capitol Center for the Arts, Director (2001-2006, 2008-present), Chair (2012-2015), Vice Chair (2004-2006, 2009-2012), Chair-Audit Committee (2008-2012), and Chair-Nominating and Governance Committee (2003-2006)

  • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, former director and chair of Government Affairs Task Force

  • Concord Business Group, President (1993-1995), Vice President (1992-1993), and Director (2001-2005)

  • Leadership New Hampshire, Class of 1997

  • New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ, Member and Chair of Clergy Misconduct Response Team (1993-2006)

  • South Congregational Church UCC, Deacon (1991-1995), President (1993-1994, 2001-2002), Moderator (present), Pastor Parish Relations Committee (Present)

PUBLICATIONS
  • “New Hampshire Legislature Limits Non-Compete/Non-Piracy Agreements,” Retail Merchants Association of New Hampshire newsletter, with Cooley A. Arroyo (2013)

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

  • “Sexual Harassment: Adopting a Zero Tolerance Policy”