“An entrepreneur myself, I empathize with the frustrations business owners often have with their attorneys. Success in business requires carefully balancing risk and reward.  Based on my clients’ unique business and their rationale for a given course of action, I provide counsel in a manner that enables progress, rather than introducing roadblocks to success.”

Dave serves as transaction counsel in a variety of mergers, acquisitions and private equity deals, represents start-up clients through formation, capital raising and operation, and serves as outside general counsel offering practical advice on the multitude of legal issues business owners face daily.

His practice also includes strategic tax planning and structuring advice with respect to corporate transactions, complex partnerships and joint ventures, and advising clients facing the complex legal issues implicated by today’s most forward-looking web technologies.

Education:

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Juris Doctor

Awards:

Ohio Super Lawyers
Rising Star
2012 – 2017

Admissions:

Ohio

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Representative deals:

  • More than $50M in seed-stage debt and priced funding rounds
  • Technology joint venture formation and financing (JV counsel)
  • Negotiation of compensation package for CEO of international technology company (CEO counsel)
  • Equity, Mezzanine and Debt Financing for real estate joint ventures
  • Acquisition of technology services company (Buyer’s counsel)
  • Sale of Software Development Firm to international acquirer (Company counsel)