Corporate & Securities

Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell serves the business needs of national and local companies using an interdisciplinary approach that draws on a range of necessary corporate, employment, securities and related legal expertise necessary to represent ‘modern’ entities.

best law firmThe firm was awarded metropolitan first-tier rankings in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings, including a first-tier ranking in corporate law. In addition, Dodd Griffith, Michael Ruedig and Susan Hollinger were each selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of corporate law, and Griffith was also selected for commercial finance law.

Our business attorneys provide a broad range of services, from entity formation to assisting with related capital needs, corporate governance and shareholder/member relations, for both for-profit and nonprofit business operations. We work closely with our Financial Services/Banking Law personnel, our Taxation, Government Relations/Lobbying specialists, and our Employment and Benefits attorneys to fashion practical business solutions for our clients.

We act as general and special counsel to a broad range of companies in many industries:

  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Healthcare
  • Energy/utilities
  • Telecom
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Bank and non-bank lenders
  • Venture capital
  • Resort industry
  • Timber
  • Colleges, universities

Comprehensive Business Services

We represent private and publicly traded companies, for-profit and nonprofit businesses, in all stages of development, from start-up formation and initial capitalization, shareholder and/or member relations to acquisition or sale. We bring our team of corporate, securities, tax and employment attorneys to work on various regulatory, employment and litigation issues facing our clients. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Selection of appropriate business entity
  • Formation of all types of business entities
  • Capitalizing businesses through debt and equity transactions
  • Executive compensation and employee benefits
  • Corporate Governance matters and policies
  • Commercial contracts and licenses
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public and private securities offerings
  • Compliance with federal and state securities laws
  • Shareholder/Member relations
  • Federal and New Hampshire taxation
  • Broker/Dealer regulation.

Focus on Lenders and Investors

As part of our Financial Services and Venture Capital practices, we also devote substantial time to representing lenders and investors as general or special counsel in varied often complex transactions, including:

  • General commercial loans
  • Construction financing
  • Lending to healthcare, utility and other regulated entities
  • Loan participation and co-lending arrangements
  • Underwriter's counsel
  • Securitization transactions
  • Equity investments by private investors
  • Formation of investment partnerships
  • Venture capital financing transactions.