Angela B. Martin

I serve as Co-Chair of our firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Team and spend most of my time helping our clients achieve their goals through successful exit planning whether that event involves bringing in the next generation of business owners, selling to a key management team or going out to market for a third-party sale transaction to a financial or strategic buyer.  My experience in this area ranges from assisting clients with purchasing startup companies to selling a $500M technology business.  

In addition, as co-founder and Chair of our firm’s Startup Team, I assist entrepreneurs with structuring their business entity (drafting and negotiating governing documents) and then taking the company through its growth phase (hiring employees, protecting intellectual property, implementing equity incentive plans for executives and owners, assisting with and positioning the company for institutional financing, private security offerings, and strategic acquisitions).

Our goals at Devine Millimet are to understand the details of our clients’ businesses, to provide practical solutions to challenging legal issues and to help our clients achieve their business and personal objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.

On a personal note, I live with my family on a small lake in southern New Hampshire which abuts conservation land. We moved there because of our love for the outdoors and the calming qualities of nature.  On weekends – and depending on the season – you will find me snowshoeing, trail running with my rescue dogs, Buddy and Lily, mountain biking, paddle boarding, kayaking or tending to my perennial gardens.
 

Representative Matters

  • The sale of a multi-state solar panel design and installation company to a private equity firm
  • The sale of a residential and commercial roofing solutions company to a private equity firm
  • The sale of a major defense contractor to a publicly-traded leading provider of high technology products and systems.
  • The sale of a majority ownership interest in an equipment leasing and financing company based on an enterprise value of $115 million to a publicly-traded private equity firm.
  • The sale of a New Hampshire-based auto parts distributor with twelve locations to a regional auto parts distributor.
  • The sale of a regional oil distribution company and its over thirty retail locations to a New England-based petroleum marketing distribution company.
  • The sale of the largest regional distributor of beauty supply products to a publicly-traded professional beauty product manufacturer and distributor.
 

Publications

  • "Can I Evict My Tenant During the COVID-19 State of Emergency?" Devine Millimet E-Alert, April 23, 2020
  • "Checklist for employers in light of COVID-19," Devine Millimet E-Alert, March 30, 2020
  • Contributing Author, "Corporation Law: New Hampshire' a Q&A Guide to Corporation Law in New Hampshire," Practical Law Company (updated 2018)
  • Contributing Author, "An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business in New Hampshire” (updated 2018)
  • Author, "What a Difference Three Little Letters Make," Business NH Magazine, October 2011
  • Author, "Ask the Expert: Proactively Protect Confidential Information," Union Leader, October 3, 2011
  • Author, "Beyond the Idea:  Setting Up Your New Business in New Hampshire,"New Hampshire Business Review, August 12-15, 2011
  • Author, "Letter of Intent — The First Step in Buying or Selling a Business" New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Connection Newsletter, January 2010
  • Author, "Dissolving Your Closely Held Business" New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Connection Newsletter November/December 2006, January 2007
  • Author, "The Buy/Sell Agreement" New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Connection Newsletter July/August/September 2005
  • Author, "What is Your First Step in Buying or Selling a Business?" Applaud Magazine Fall/Winter 2004
  • Contributing author of November 7, 2003 CLE seminar materials entitled, "Selected Issues Raised by Revised Article 9"
  • Contributing Author of "Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual" (updated 2002)

Speaking Engagements

  • "Strategies For Growing the Business of Your Dreams" presented at the 2023 Entrepreneurs United Empowerment Experience in Austin, TX, October 4, 2023
  • "Anatomy of a Deal: The $215 Million sale of Pittsfield’s Globe Manufacturing," presented to a joint session of the Association for Corporate Development and Financial Management Association of NH, Manchester, NH, November 12, 2019
  • "Hot Topics in Employment & Benefits Law," Devine Millimet Seminar, Manchester, NH, November 5, 2019
  • “How and When to Position Your Company for a Transition,” sponsored by People’s United Bank, September, 2018
  • "Buying and Selling a Business," New Hampshire Bar Association, May 30, 2016
  • “Your Client’s Business: Keep It or Sell It,” Devine Millimet, May 13, 2016
  • "Effective Succession Planning and Transitions," Meeting of the Minds Workshop, March 3, 2016
  • "Veteran's Business Work-Up: Deploy Your Business for Growth," Center for Women's Business Advancement, SNHU, November 4, 2015
  • "Employment Law Issues During a Merger & Acquisition Transaction," New Hampshire Bar Association, June 10, 2015
  • "How to Start a Business in New Hampshire," Small Business Development Center/Manchester Community College, January 21, 2015
  • "Best Practices for a Company with Growth Plans," Enterprise Center at Plymouth, January 20, 2015
  • "XPX Panel: Due Diligence Disasters: How You Can Save Your Clients From Themselves," panelist, July 16, 2014
  • "The Legal Ins and Outs of Conducting Business in New Hampshire," Seacoast Women's Network, April 8, 2014
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Buying and Selling New Hampshire Businesses," New Hampshire Society of CPAs, May 28, 2013
  • "Mergers & Acquisitions: Buying and Selling a Business," New Hampshire Bar Association, May 10, 2012

Community Involvement

  • New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Manchester Regional Advisory Board, 2017 - 2022
  • Alpha Loft, Member, Board of Directors and Business Support Committee, 2010 - 2014
  • New Hampshire Catholic Charities, 2011 Mardi Gras Fundraiser Committee
  • American Heart Association, 2010 Heart Ball Chairperson, 2011 Go Red for Women
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2008
  • Leadership Greater Manchester, Class of 2006
  • Manchester Rotary, Member
  • Henniker Planning Board, Member, 2005


We Can Help You

Contact us today to learn more about how the attorneys at Devine Millimet can help you with your legal needs.


            Services & Industries

            Business Succession

            Corporate Law

            Physician Practices

            Mergers & Acquisitions

            Tourism & Gaming

            Bar Admissions

            New Hampshire

            Education

            Northeastern University School of Law, JD, 2002

            Awards & Affiliations

            Named a Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in 2024

            Named the Face of Mergers and Acquisitions by New Hampshire Magazine, 2022

            Recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in New Hampshire Magazine, 2021

            Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law since 2017, Corporate Law since 2021, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law since 2016

            Recognized and ranked Band 2 in Chambers USA since 2013 as one of America's leading attorneys in the Corporate/Commercial category

            Selected as a Top-Five national finalist for the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® 2015 Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year

            Named a "Business Excellence" award winner by the New Hampshire Business Review for professional services, October 22, 2013

            Super Lawyers - New England Rising Star - Top Rated Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney, 2010 - 2012

            Received the American Heart Association's prestigious Gold Heart Award in February, 2011 for her fundraising efforts


            Leadership NH Graduate, Class of 2017

            New Hampshire Women's Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2008

            Corporation, Banking and Business Law section of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Clerk,  2006 - 2008


             
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