Daniel J. Norris

Attorney in Woburn, MA
Dan is the Chair of McLane'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, 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.

Admissions & Regonitation

Dan is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. He is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Business Law Section, Salem (NH) Bar Association, American Bar Association, Business law Section.

• Dan is a graduate of Leadership New Hampshire
• Manchester Union Leader's 40 Under Forty
Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Lawyers (Corporate/Commercial) (2007-2011)
• 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

• Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem (NH) Board of Directors, President
• Holds office of Advocate for the Bishop Peterson Counsel of the Knights of Columbus
• Member of the New England Legal Foundation New Hampshire Advisory Committee
• Served as Chair, Town of Salem Charter Reform Committee
• (former) Vice Chair of the Town of Salem (NH) Zoning Board of Adjustment

• Union Leader: KNOW THE LAW - Slow Paying Customers- 05/2010
• 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

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Areas of Law

  • Corporate
  • Land Use and Development
  • Utility
  • Corporate Business Law
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Utilities and Telecommunications
  • Land Use and Development Law
  • Professional Services
  • Securities Law
  • Small Business Law


Experience & Credentials


Director & Chair of Corporate Department

Admission Details

Admitted in 1995, New Hampshire
1996, Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Law School Attended

Northeastern University School of Law
Class of 1995

University Attended

Purdue University
Class of 1992
with distinction

Representative 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.... More

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Office Information
Daniel J. Norris
Director & Chair of Corporate Department
TradeCenter 128 300 Trade Center, Suite 6400,
Woburn, MA 01801

Maintains an office in multiple locations

McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Professional Association (Woburn, Massachusetts)

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