A former successful entrepreneur, David’s business experience enables him to provide more insightful and useful legal advice to companies in the U.S. and abroad.
David’s practice focuses primarily on corporate formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and venture capital investments and securities law compliance. He also routinely serves in a general counsel capacity to private companies, providing strategic legal advice to senior management and boards on various general corporate and risk management matters.
Additionally, David works with early-stage companies developing blockchain technologies and tokenization models, counseling them on securities, broker-dealer, transactional, privacy and intellectual property matters.
Served as local counsel to affiliates of a global consumer products company in connection with a tender offer to purchase outstanding senior notes with an aggregate principal amount of $285 million, and solicited consents to amend the indentures governing those notes.
Represented a major beer and premium beverage distributor in the acquisition of a competitor in an adjacent territory to expand its dominant market share in the region.
Served as counsel to a closely held company in the sale of its outstanding stock to a subsidiary of a publicly-held waste management services company.
Served as counsel to a company in its acquisition of multiple properties, corporate infrastructure and leadership as part of its strategy to enter the motion picture industry.
Served as lead counsel in the sale of a billing and collection software company in the healthcare industry.
Represented management in the purchase of assets and operations of a leading national search and recruiting firm.
Represented an investment group in the negotiation and purchase of the parent holding company's stock in a subsidiary community bank.
Represented numerous startup and early-stage companies in private offerings of equity and debt securities, enabling such companies to establish and maintain recognizable local businesses and restaurants, redevelop or repurpose major shopping centers, build or renovate several apartment complexes, develop and exploit innovative technologies in the medical, fashion and financial industries, and experience accelerated growth either organically or by acquisitions.
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2014-Present
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2013
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
American Bar Association, Business Law
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, a Founding Member
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Centurions Leadership Program, Class of 2020
Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network
Cornell Club of Mid-America
Harvard Club of Kansas City
ALS Association, Mid-America Chapter
Alzheimer’s Association, Heart of America Chapter
Practices & Industries
- Missouri, 2003
- Kansas, 2004
University of Missouri-Kansas School of Law, J.D.
Harvard University, M.A., East Asian Studies
Cornell University, B.A., Economics