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Daniel J. Norris
Director, Corporate Department
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Dan is a Director in the firm’s Corporate Department as well as a 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.

Areas of Focus

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


  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • Supreme Court of New Hampshire
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts


  • Pentucket Bank, Board of Trustees
  • Central Catholic High School, Board of Directors
  • Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Veterans Count, Secretary of Statewide Executive Committee
  • 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
  • Saints Mary and Joseph Parish, Served on Finance Council
  • New England Legal Foundation New Hampshire Advisory Committee, Member
  • Town of Salem Charter Reform Committee, Served as Chair
  • Town of Salem (NH) Zoning Board of Adjustment, Vice Chair
  • Salem (NH) School District, Community Involvement Committee
  • Inspiring Futures, Inc., founding Board Member
  • Former Regional Advisory Board Member, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Salem (NH) Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section.



  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, Hall of Fame
  • Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law), 2013 – present

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)