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

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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
Employment Law
Family Businesses


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


  • 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.


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)

CATCH Neighborhood Housing
Chair (2011-2012)
Director (2007-2012)

Capitol Center for the Arts
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)

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce
Director (1995-2001)
Chairman, Government Affairs Task Force (1993-2001)

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

Leadership New Hampshire
Member, Class of 1997

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

South Congregational Church, UCC
Deacon (1991-1995)
President (1993-1994; 2001-2002)
Moderator (circa 2014-present)
Pastor Parish Relations Committee (circa 2016-present)