David E. Surprenant

Legal Administrative Assistant Shannon B. Grieve

508.929.1609
sgrieve@mirickoconnell.com

David is a partner in the Business Group and the managing partner of the firm. 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 has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; and Mergers and Acquisitions Law. First listed in 2001. David was also named the Best Lawyers® Worcester Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2020.

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

Publications/Presentations

  • 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.

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
  • The Best Lawyers in America