Attorneys Curtis W. Little

Print this page

attorney photo for print
of counsel | Manchester, NH

Prior to joining Sheehan Phinney, Curt was a founding partner at Cook Little, where he brought a significant value to his corporate and banking practice. He advises a broad range of businesses within and outside of New Hampshire, including several of the large financial institutions in New England, with respect to major financings, securities matters, real estate purchases and leases, and the formation of new companies.

Curt’s history of practicing corporate and banking law at a large law firm in New York State for six years, and working two years for the Lake Placid Winter Olympics Committee as corporate counsel, proved useful upon his move to New Hampshire in 1981 where he continued to focus on a corporate and banking practice.

Curt is an occasional speaker at continuing legal education seminars, sharing his knowledge, skill, and practical experience with students and colleagues.

Key Cases

  • Representation of financial institutions in various types of commercial lending, including asset based loans and senior debt financings of business acquisitions involving mezzanine financings by private equity firms.
  • Representation of companies in early stage development respecting capital formation, including private placements of common and preferred stock and convertible debt instruments.
  • Representation of landlords and tenants in commercial real estate lease transactions.
  • Served as member of committee organized by New Hampshire’s Business and Industry Association to re-write New Hampshire’s Limited Liability Company Act.


  • State of New Hampshire
  • American Bar Association


  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rated
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in America ®, Corporate Law, (2013 and 2017 “Lawyer of the Year”); Banking and Finance Law (2016 “Lawyer of the Year”); Commercial Finance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law; and Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • New England Super Lawyer®, Business/Corporate, Securities and Corporate Finance