Daniel J. Norris

Daniel J. Norris: Attorney with McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Attorney Awards


Dan is the chair of McLane Middleton’s Corporate Department as well as a former member of the firm’s Management Committee. Dan focuses his practice on merger and acquisition transactions, corporate finance transactions and contracts, representation of educational institutions and general business representation. Dan has specific industry experience in manufacturing, insurance, in renewable energy, and independent schools.

Dan received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law (1995) and his B.A. with distinction from Purdue University (1992). Dan also was a Law Clerk for the New Hampshire Superior Court and he was an Intern with the Civil Bureau of the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.


•Best Lawyers in America 2019 (Corporate Law)
•Super Lawyers (Business/Corporate)
Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers (Corporate/Commercial) (2007-2017)
•Graduate of Leadership New Hampshire
•Graduate of Leadership Greater Salem
•Manchester Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty
•Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem (NH) - 2007 President Award for outstanding board service
•Granite United Way - Chairman’s Award 2012 for his leadership in the Greater Salem area

Speaking Engagements

•Managing Contracting Risk (Program of Independent School Association of Northern New England)
•Alpha Loft Business Incubator Presentation on Preparing Your Company for a Sale Transaction
•Morgan Stanley Presentation on Selling Your Business
•Capstone Partners and CBIZ Tofias Middle Market M&A: Turning Your Life’s Work into Personal Wealth Seminar
•Best Practices in Facilities Contracting (Program of Independent School Association of Northern New England)
•Choice of Entity in New Hampshire (NH Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program)
•Risk Management at Independent Schools (Program of Independent School Association of Northern New England)

Articles & Presentations

Written By Daniel

•Know the Law - Slow Paying Customers
•How Family-Owned Construction Firms Can Plan for Succession
•The Best Defense to Construction Litigation - Don’t Get Sued
•The Anatomy of a Business Sale Term Sheet
•The Delaware Series Limited Liability Company: An Untested Asset Firewall

(Also at Manchester, New Hampshire Office)

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Corporate
  • Secondary and Higher Education
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Business Law
  • Educational Institutions
  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Professional Services
  • Securities Law
  • Technology

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
603 628 1408  Phone
781.904.2701  Fax
University Attended:
Purdue University, B.A., with distinction, 1992
Law School Attended:
Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 1995
Year of First Admission:
1995, New Hampshire; 1996, Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire


•Veterans Count, Secretary of Statewide Executive Committee
•New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Regional Advisory Board Member
•Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem (NH) Board of Directors (Past President)
•Appointed by Governor John Lynch to serve on New Hampshire's Economic Strategic Committee
•Holds office of Advocate for the Bishop Peterson Counsel of the Knights of Columbus
•Served on Finance Council, Saints Mary and Joseph Parish
•Member of the New England Legal Foundation New Hampshire Advisory Committee
•Served as Chair, Town of Salem Charter Reform Committee
•Vice Chair of the Town of Salem (NH) Zoning Board of Adjustment
•Salem (NH) School District, Community Involvement Committee
•Inspiring Futures, Inc., founding Board Member

Reported Cases:
Representative Work; groSolar; Bank of America; Brown Brothers Harriman; Answer is Fitness, Inc; Represented regional home healthcare medical products company in a $24,000,000 stock sale to the leading national provider of home healthcare products and services. Represented public company in the energy industry in $20,000,000 private debt financing. Represented Fortune 100 company in the sale of one of its business units and associated real estate. Represented specialty outdoor equipment designer and manufacturer in a round of financing from a global leader in the outdoor equipment industry involving the issuance of Series A Preferred Stock and Warrants. Represented a leading regional real estate brokerage firm in the restructuring of a joint venture with a Fortune 500 company related to real estate settlement services. Represented solar energy company in a financing transaction with a venture capital investor involving the issuance of Series A Preferred Stock. Represented New England-based solar energy company with the acquisition of a business in Washington State. Serves as corporate counsel to public company held company in the wireless communications industry in merger with a public company. Represented employee benefits and property and casualty insurance agency with the sale of its property and casualty line of business in an asset sale to a regional insurance brokerage company. Represented founding member of a medical practice with the redemption of his stock by the practice. Represented Canadian manufacturing company and its United States subsidiary with a secured financing from the U. S. branch of a Canadian bank and the guaranty of debt the manufacturing company has with a Canadian bank by the U.S. subsidiary. Represented company based in New York in the commercial maritime communications industry in the private placement of Series A Preferred Stock and warrants in a negotiated sale to venture capital investors in two rounds.

Peer Reviews

Woburn, Massachusetts

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