David handles complex corporate transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures, and strategic commercial relationships. With respect to mergers and acquisitions, he has represented buyers and sellers of both private businesses and publicly held companies in a wide range of industries throughout the U.S. and internationally. David also serves as outside general counsel to many privately held businesses, advising on corporate governance, fundraising, contracts, and other matters.
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021)
Honoree, Leading Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions (2019)
Honoree, Georgia Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2005 – 2012)
Honoree, The Legal 500 United States, Mergers Acquisitions and Buyouts (2009)
All Service Areas
- Emory University School of Law (1999)
- Vanderbilt University (1996)
- State - Ohio
- State - Kentucky
- State - Georgia
- Represented private equity-backed technology company in multiple acquisitions of software businesses.
- Represented public company in multiple convertible debt and equity offerings.
- Served as interim general counsel for large privately held software and services company.
- Represented independent sponsor in $20 million acquisition, including organization, structuring, and financing.
- Represented venture-backed technology business in its sale to European software company for $35 million.
- Represented publicly-traded financial services company in the acquisition of several growth companies in the Fintech and payments industry.
- Represented international services firm in the acquisition of a technology services business with operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Hungary, and Japan.
- Represented public company diversified industrials business in divestiture of subsidiary for $185 million.
- Represented food and agribusiness concern in the acquisition of a food manufacturing business for $500 million.
- Represented consumer products company in a merger with a public company in a transaction valued at $2.6 billion.
- Represented publicly traded infrastructure business in its sale and the separate split off of a related business in a private securities offering in a transaction valued at $120 million.
- Represented food company in acquisition of well-known consumer brand for $43 million.
- Represented private equity sponsor in formation of multiple funds.
Speeches and Publications
Acquisition of Privately-Held Company: Drafting Points for the Stock Purchase Agreement, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia – Negotiated Corporate Acquisitions Program, February 2017.
Negotiating Letters of Intent: Using the Tools and Avoiding the Traps – Corporate and Litigation Perspectives, 36th Annual Business Law Institute, October 2017.
Insuring M&A Success: A Practical Guide for Utilizing Representation and Warranty Insurance, 35th Annual Business Law Institute, October 2016.
- American Bar Association
Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
- Ohio Justice and Policy Center
Board of Directors