Frederick H. Grein, Jr.

Fred Grein is a member of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions group.

What do you focus on?

Fred serves as outside general counsel to his clients, advising on a broad range of business issues, including in the areas of business strategy and planning, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities (including debt and equity financing), executive compensation and other business matters. Fred’s business clients range from start-up situations to public companies and include consumer products companies, manufacturers and distributors of capital equipment, professional service companies, software developers, and various e-commerce businesses. In addition, over the last several years, Fred has devoted over 100 hours annually, serving as pro bono general counsel to two Massachusetts-based nonprofit organizations, Homes For Our Troops and Gifts to Give.

What do you see on the horizon?

I believe that government policies continue to play a significant role in setting business strategy. I’m particularly watching how legislative and regulatory action will impact the businesses we serve and will be a critical driver of business growth and success.

Boston Beer merging with Dogfish Head in $300M deal

Boston Business Journal | May 09, 2019

In the following coverage, Nixon Peabody served as legal counsel to Boston Beer in a deal to acquire Dogfish Head Brewery, which will give the combined company a leading position in the high end of the U.S. beer market.


Frederick H. Grein, Jr.

Senior Counsel


Phone: 617-345-6117

Fax: 866-369-4741

Boston University School of Law, J.D.

The Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, M.B.A.

College of the Holy Cross, A.B.


Fred has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 for corporate work. He has been recognized by Chambers USA in previous years. Fred has also received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatingTM from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability.

Over his career, Fred has served on the boards of a number of business and nonprofit organizations, including several manufacturing and distribution companies, a real estate management company, a media company and a private, nonprofit 106-bed retirement and nursing home, from whose Board Fred retired in 2016, after serving for over thirty years. Fred was actively involved in the American Red Cross for more than twenty-five years. He served as a member of its National Board of Governors from 1997 to 2003, serving at various times on the Board’s Executive and Finance committees and chairing its Governance and Strategic Planning committees. He has also served as chairman, treasurer, and Finance Committee chair for the Mass Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross, and has also held a number of other volunteer leadership positions within the Red Cross.

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