Dodd S. Griffith - Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, PC

Dodd S. Griffith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Dodd is a business lawyer with a background in corporate, tax, securities and real estate law. He works with a wide range of business clients, including financial institutions, venture-backed companies, venture capital investors, and non-profit institutions. He uses a variety of financing techniques, including debt, equity, and tax-advantaged investment structures, to help clients organize, structure and capitalize their businesses.  He provides advice on the design, implementation and operation of executive compensation and employee benefits plans, and also represents business clients, financial institutions and venture capital investors engaged in mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.

Dodd has been practicing law at Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell for more than 25 years. He is a shareholder and director of the firm, has served on the firm's management committee, and is practice group leader for the firm’s venture capital and tax practice groups.

Visit to learn more about Dodd's speaking engagements, recent articles and presentations, and sample transactions on which Dodd has worked in the following areas:

  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Tax Credit and Tax Exempt Bond Transactions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Benefits
  • Securities Law and Banking Law

Additional Information

Practice Areas

Corporate and Securities

Employment Law and Benefits

Financial Services / Banking Law 

Real Estate Development

Intellectual Property 


Venture Capital

Dartmouth CollegeBA Vanderbilt UniversityJ.D. Boston University School of LawLL.M
VC ExpertsSecond StartWesley United Methodist Church

Case History

Venture Capital and Private Equity

Represented venture capital fund in negotiating and structuring conversion of approximately $2,200,000 subordinated notes and warrants to purchase common stock into senior preferred stock of portfolio company.

Venture Capital and Private Equity

Represented closely-held business in sale of approximately $20 million of its preferred stock to private equity investor.

Tax Credit and Tax Exempt Bond Transactions

Represented senior lender in $22,000,000 million New Markets Tax Credit financing transaction to finance construction of Hilton Hotel.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Acted as New Hampshire real estate counsel to the title insurer underwriting the title insurance on the sale of a REIT's portfolio which included 6 commercial office properties valued at approximately $80 million.

Executive Compensation

Prepared split-dollar life insurance, golden parachute and change in control agreements, executive employment agreements, retention plans and severance arrangements for financial institutions and other businesses.

Employee Benefits

Represented multiple clients in IRS audits of qualified retirement plans and in self-correction of defects in documentation or operation of qualified retirement plans through filings made under U.S. Department of Labor Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program and IRS Voluntary Correction Program.

Securities Law and Banking Law

Represented clients before the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation on securities, broker-dealer and investment advisor matters.

Office Location

214 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
United States

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Corporate Law

Other Information

Gender: Male