David demonstrates professionalism, business acumen and an ability to be practical and efficient when he takes on complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions.


David focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions ranging from organizing business to selling businesses and day-to-day legal issues while operating such businesses. Privately held businesses and entrepreneurs come to him to accomplish their transactions and to act as their general counsel and advisor.

He counsels entrepreneurs, family-owned business and other closely held business in manufacturing, technology, credit reporting, appraisal management, distribution, building materials and construction. He also has vast experience working with gas and energy, transportation and sports and entertainment companies. David regularly assists investors, entrepreneurs and emerging businesses in raising capital and making day-to-day business transactions.  David works regularly and has strong relationships with many investment bankers throughout the United States and is keenly aware of market terms in connection with mergers and acquisitions in the lower middle market.


David regularly represents privately-held companies in the sale of their companies to strategic buyers, industry consolidators and private equity firms.

Recent manufacturing and distribution clients, including Lexington Manufacturing, Inc., Wallboard Inc. and Walcro LLC, turned to him to complete sales of their businesses.

David represents an emerging popcorn company in connection with capital raising, strategic transactions and day-to-day legal issues.

David represented AllRegs, an information provider for the mortgage industry, in its sale to Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI). David also served as their trusted legal advisor for years and guided them through pre-sale planning and preparations.

David has represented numerous national credit reporting agency, appraisal management companies and other business related to the mortgage and real estate industries in sales to private equity firms and strategic buyers.

David represented JDS Marketing & Sales, Inc., an e-commerce business selling personalized gifts, in its sale to Traverse Pointe Partners.

David represented a family-owned specialty staffing business with nearly 40 branches throughout the Midwest in its sale to a public company with temporary staffing services throughout North America.

David represented Canadian Pacific Railway and its U.S. subsidiaries in numerous sales and acquisitions.

David helped publicly traded NRG complete the $120 million purchase of a cooling and heating company. He also helped NRG acquire Dakota Electric Association’s wholly owned subsidiary Energy Alternatives.

David has experience in private placements, loan transactions and other strategic transactions.

David represented a family-owned scrap metal business, with three locations and significant prior environmental liabilities, in the sale of its assets to an industry consolidator.

David handled a complex redemption and recapitalization involving a private equity investor for the founder of an international fitness franchisor.

David represented an energy software company in a private equity financing from an Australian private equity firm.



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Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association


  • Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1994

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., with honors, 1991

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