David Warren, JD
David E. Warren is Senior Counsel in the law firm of Verrill Dana, LLP, based in Portland, Maine, with offices in Augusta, ME; Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Westport, CT; White Plains, NY; and Washington, D.C. David served as Managing Partner of the firm for 14 years from 1994 to 2008.
From 2009 to 2016, David served as President of Tranzon, LLC, a nation-wide franchise of real estate auction companies that ranks as one of the most prominent and successful real estate auction companies in the country. During this time, he worked closely with the principals of all Tranzon member companies from coast to coast and became an active member in the National Auctioneers Association.
David completed his service as President of Tranzon in 2016 and returned to the full-time practice of law at Verrill Dana, resuming his general corporate and transactional practice with a concentration on representing and counseling family-owned business clients. His practice extends more broadly, however, to include the areas of general corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, business financing, and corporate governance, building on his experience as General Counsel to numerous corporations, including large institutional clients as well as smaller, closely-held family businesses and nonprofit organizations.
David was inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame in 2004, and received the Alton Cianchette Business Hall of Fame Award from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 2004. He is listed in The Best Lingers in Americag' as a leading attorney in the field of corporate law, and has been selected by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" for the State of Maine on three separate occasions in the areas of Business Organizations, Corporate Law, and Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law.
David has been active in community and professional associations. He has served as Board Chair of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Maine Medical Center, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Independent Transportation Network; as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin College and the Finance Council of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland; and as Chair of numerous fundraising campaigns including the United Way of Greater Portland and the statewide Maine Campaign for Justice. He has also served on numerous other nonprofit and community boards, and is currently a Director of the Boston-based New England Legal Foundation and the Cumberland Club.
David graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in 1976, and from the Columbia University School of Law in 1979.
David was a 2004 inductee into the Maine Business Hall of Fame, and also received the Alton E. Cianchette Business Hall of Fame Award from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 2004.
A graduate of Bowdoin College and the Columbia University Law School, David and his wife Diana and their three children live in Portland.