Frank P. Spinella, Jr.


(603) 206-7277

About Frank P. Spinella, Jr.

Frank has been litigating commercial cases for over 40 years. Much of his practice is devoted to construction matters, where he regularly represents owners and developers, contractors, suppliers, sureties and lenders at every level of the construction process. Frank also handles all types of contract claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, competition and trade regulation matters, real estate controversies and lender liability cases. He has extensive experience in arbitrations and trials in state and federal courts in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and in appellate arguments before the New Hampshire Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Frank also serves as an adjunct professor in the Construction Management program at Southern New Hampshire University, as a panelist on the American Arbitration Associations roster of construction arbitrators, and as a Superior Court mediator.
Before moving to New Hampshire in 1987, Frank practiced with law firms in Washington, DC and New Haven, CT, and served as Associate General Counsel for a national trade association in New York City.

Visit Frank’s blog for New Hampshire builders: NH Construction Law



Practice Areas
Bar Admissions
  • New Hampshire, 1985
  • New York, 1985
  • Massachusetts, 1994
  • Connecticut, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. District Courts in all of the foregoing states
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
J.D., Cornell Law School
B.A., Cornell University
Memberships and Affiliations
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Best Lawyers in America- Lawyer of the Year- Litigation Construction- Manchester 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Construction Litigation, 2010-2019
  • 2013, 2016 Concord Lawyer of the Year, Construction Litigation
  • 2017 Manchester Lawyer of the Year, Construction Law
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
Media & Publications
  • “Categorization and Presumptions in Horizontal Antitrust Cases,” 22 New England L. Rev. 293 (1987)
  • “Business Electronics and the Coerced Supplier,” 95 Commercial L.J. 230 (1990)
  • “Securing Mechanic’s Liens: Lis Pendens, Ex Parte or With Notice?” 31N.H.Bar J. 15 (1990)
  • “Antitrust’s ‘State Action’ Doctrine and the Policy of the Commerce Clause,” 39 Antitrust Bull. 653 (1994)
  • “Collecting on a New Hampshire Judgment,” 38 N.H. Bar J. 36 (1997)
  • New Hampshire Mechanic’s Lien Law Summary, (2002-15)
  • “Construction Torts,” in A Practical Guide to Construction Law and Litigation in New Hampshire (MCLE 2016)