Dave is a partner in the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group. He focuses his practice on acquisitions/divestitures, corporate governance, securities law compliance and corporate finance.

He works primarily with public and private companies in a variety of manufacturing and service businesses, including companies in the paper and packaging, software, media, public utility, distribution and light manufacturing industries.


Representative merger/acquisition transactions in which Dave has represented clients include:

  • Principal transaction counsel in the $2.5 billion sale of a NYSE listed manufacturing company
  • Principal transaction counsel in the $600 million acquisition of a NYSE listed oil field equipment manufacturer
  • Principal transaction counsel for the acquisition by a public company of a $525 million marketing services company
  • Principal transaction counsel in both the purchase and the sale of manufacturing businesses for a very large Swiss-based industrial equipment manufacturer
  • Principal transaction counsel for the $200 million sale of a family-owned international industrial services company
  • Principal outside counsel in the acquisition or divestiture of nearly 20 businesses by a large international legal services provider
  • Representation of a large, family-owned construction and real estate investment company in a restructuring/spinoff to resolve family disagreement

  • Selected as an Acritas Star, a “client-nominated, stand-out lawyer”
  • AV® Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named in Legal 500 United States (Middle-Market M&A), 2015 to 2018
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 1997 for Corporate Law
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2012 Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Dayton
  • Selected for inclusion Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005 to 2008 and 2010 to 2012
  • Dayton Business Journal's Best of the Bar, 2005
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Dayton Bar Association

Community Activities

  • American Veteran's Heritage Center, trustee and secretary
  • Dayton Area League of Women Voters, counsel
  • Tecumseh Land Trust, secretary and executive committee
  • Yellow Springs Historical Society, president and trustee