David J. Champoux - Pierce Atwood LLP

David J. Champoux

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

David J. Champoux is a partner in Pierce Atwood's Business Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on business transactions and business entities, including acquisitions and dispositions of businesses (through asset purchase, stock purchase or merger), securities offerings and other financing transactions, structuring and negotiating complex commercial contracts, forming business entities and counseling clients on corporate governance matters and shareholder and other agreements among the entities' owners, and advising clients on compliance with federal and state securities law public disclosure and other requirements.

University of VirginiaJ.D.
Business Law Section, Maine Bar AssociationBusiness Law Section, Maine Bar Association North Yarmouth Academy Board of TrusteesBoard of Directors of the United States Tennis Association/New EnglandBoard of Directors of the Maine Tennis Association

Case History

Recent Experience

Advising Wright Express Corporation, a publicly traded provider of fuel card services, payment systems and related information services and logistical support, in its acquisition initiatives. David's acquisition work for Wright Express Corporation includes the 2011 acquisition of Florida based Rapid! Financial Services, LLC, a provider of payroll card services to employers. David led the legal due diligence effort, drafted and negotiated the acquisition agreement and related key documents, and oversaw the closing of this asset acquisition

Representing Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly traded semiconductor manufacturer, in its 2011 acquisition of TranSiC, a Swedish developer and manufacturer of silicon carbide bipolar power transistors

Lead counsel in the sale by Penley Corporation, a seller of plastic cutlery, toothpicks, matches and other consumer products, of substantially all of Penley's assets to Jarden Corporation

Lead counsel to Madison Paper Industries, a paper manufacturer, in the 2010 sale to Brookfield Asset Management of a 15 MW hydroelectric facility located in Winslow, Maine

Lead counsel (2004 present) to BlueTarp Financial, a provider of card and transactional data services to the building and construction supply trade, in multiple rounds of venture capital led convertible preferred stock financings


Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
David J. Champoux has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!David J. Champoux has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David J. Champoux has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law

Other Information

Gender: Male