Richard A. Samuels
Director, Corporate Department
900 Elm Street
10th Floor
Manchester, NH 03101

Dick joined the firm in 1980 and has been a director since 1987. Dick served as the firm’s Managing Director from 2013 to 2019. He is the former chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and concentrates his practice in corporate governance, corporate transactions (M&A), and securities regulation, including SEC regulation, private securities offerings, formation of private investment funds, and registered investment adviser and broker representation.

Dick received his B.A., cum laude, from Union College, his M.A. from Duke University (1976), and his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School (1980) where he was an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.

Areas of Focus

  • Securities Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Business Law
  • Banking Law
  • Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications


  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts


  • Chaired the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association and the Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • An author of New Hampshire’s Securities Act, a Business Corporations Act, and the original New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act
  • New Hampshire liaison to the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Committee on State Regulation of Securities and Committee on Corporate Laws
  • Former Board Chair and member of the Board of Directors the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire
  • Former member of the Business Tax Commission established by the New Hampshire Legislature
  • Former member of the New Hampshire Governor’s Revenue Estimating Panel
  • Former Board member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Member and current Chair of the City Year New Hampshire Board
  • Past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Manchester Community Health Center
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Institute of Art
  • Past Trustee and Chairman of the Greater Manchester YMCA
  • Past chair of the New Hampshire Bar Pro Bono Referral System Governing Board
  • Past member of the Board of Granite State Opera



  • Best Lawyers in America (Corporate Law, Energy Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation), 1993 – present
  • Fellow, New Hampshire Bar Foundation
  • Top Attorney in Mergers & Acquisitions, Business NH Magazine, 2012