David E. Surprenant

Legal Administrative Assistant Karen J. Guenette


David is the chairman of the firm and a partner in the Business Group. He has extensive experience handling diverse general corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, secured transactions, commercial lending, franchising and commercial real estate.

David has been named one of Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” by Boston magazine and Law & Politics every year since 2004. David was included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2001. David was also named Best Lawyers® Banking and Finance “Lawyer of the Year” in Worcester 2024, 2021; and he was named Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Worcester, 2024, 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2013.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Boston College Law School JD, cum laude (1985)
  • Boston College BS, magna cum laude (1982)
  • Represented a client in a leveraged buyout consisting of acquisition financing, which included senior indebtedness and mezzanine financing, totaling approximately $48 million from three lending sources secured in part by numerous parcels of improved real estate located in multiple jurisdictions
  • Represented various lenders, including Bank of America, Sovereign Bank, Citizens Bank and People's United Bank, in connection with loans to privately held businesses in amounts ranging from $10 million to $50 million
  • Represented a French multinational conglomerate and the parent of a major U.S. abrasives and ceramics manufacturer with respect to numerous acquisitions and divestitures throughout the United States
  • Represented a closely-held business in a $38 million recapitalization with a private equity firm
  • Represented a publicly-held manufacturer of precision tooling in the acquisition of the assets of a California-based company specializing in precision measuring technologies
  • Represented a producer and distributor of radio programs in the sale of substantially all of its assets to a publicly-held broadcasting company
  • Represented a U.S. biomedical corporation in the acquisition of a Northern Ireland medical device research and manufacturing company
  • Represented a German conglomerate involved in the manufacture and distribution of fasteners in multi-state acquisitions of closely held businesses
  • Represented a New England division of a national food distribution business in the acquisition of a regional meat distributor and in the negotiation of a $125 million, five-year supply contract


  • David has participated in many speaking engagements involving corporate and business law and has served as a lecturer in business law at Anna Maria College.
  • “Ownership Transition for Privately Held Companies,” Mirick O’Connell Seminar, February 2, 2023 (panelist)
  • Quoted in “Mirick O’Connell Signs 10-Year Lease Renewal with Mercantile Center in Downtown Worcester,” Telegram & Gazette, January 26, 2021
  • “New PPP Flexibility Act Extends Forgiveness Period and Maturity Date Among other Benefits,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, June 9, 2020
  • “Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application and Guidance,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, May 19, 2020
  • “Good News for Many PPP Loan Recipients: Treasury Department Issues New Guidance on "Necessity" Certification for PPP Loan Applicants that Should Ease Concerns,” Mirick O’Connell COVID-19 Legal Updates Client Alert, May 14, 2020
  • “PPP Return Deadline Extended to May 14th,” Mirick O’Connell COVID-19 Legal Updates Client Alert, May 7, 2020

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • Diocese of Worcester School Board
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester
  • United Way of Central Massachusetts
  • Town of Sutton Finance Committee, former chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Worcester County Bar Association