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Verrill Dana, LLP

Gregory S. Fryer

Gregory S. Fryer


Verrill Dana, LLP
Maine, U.S.A.

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Greg has served as a trusted advisor to business clients for more than 30 years, helping them navigate their most complicated legal challenges through all kinds of market cycles and regulatory climates.

Greg is widely recognized for his skill in both corporate law and securities law. He regularly guides companies - large and small - through stock offerings, M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. He also frequently assists other lawyers on the more technical aspects of projects involving financial regulations, legal opinions or contract drafting.

Beyond the technical and transactional side of his practice, Greg has served as outside general counsel to a large and diverse set of companies. Executives and directors look to him for experienced, pragmatic guidance on a wide range of problems, balancing business considerations with legal considerations. Greg is interested in business management issues, and has been on the firm's Total Quality Steering Committee since 1985, and has Chaired the Committee since 2008.

For Greg, some of his most satisfying work involves early-stage businesses and reorganized enterprises, either as counsel to the company or as counsel to the investors. Greg has long been associated with the Maine Small Enterprise Growth Fund, a state venture capital fund, first as outside counsel since its earliest investments in 1997 and later as a gubernatorial appointee to its Board. At the other end of the spectrum, Greg and his colleagues at Verrill Dana have been retained as counsel to either the bidder or the target in every public company tender offer battle in Maine since 1985.

Before moving to Maine and joining Verrill Dana in 1985, Greg practiced corporate and securities law in New York (Chadbourne & Parke) and Atlanta (n.k.a. McKenna, Long & Aldridge). He is actively involved in the Business Law Sections of both the Boston Bar Association and Maine State Bar Association. His pro bono activities include service as a member of the Board and Finance/Investment Committees of the Maine Bar Foundation.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1981
Georgia (inactive), 1982
Maine, 1985


Cornell Law School (J.D., 1979), cum laude, Cornell Law Review
Dartmouth College (A.B., 1976), magna cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2013 Portland, Maine Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2013 Portland, Maine Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2012 Portland, Maine Securities/Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® under Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law and Securities Regulation
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers® under Securities & Corporate Finance and Business/Corporate

Professional Associations

    Maine State Bar Association
    Boston Bar Association
    Maine Bar Foundation


Maine State Bar Association 2010 Legal Year in Review - November 18, 2010

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