David N. Feldman is a transactional attorney and partner in the international law firm of Duane Morris LLP. His law practice focuses on corporate and securities matters and general representation of public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms and high net worth individuals. He also actively advises on mergers and acquisitions and private equity, debt, venture capital and other financings.
David’s latest book, The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Growth Success, was published in May 2013. David is also considered one of the country’s leading experts on alternatives to traditional initial public offerings, including reverse mergers, in which a private company becomes publicly traded through a merger with a publicly held “shell” company. His book on the subject, Reverse Mergers and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (Bloomberg Press) was published in 2006, and the second edition was released in December 2009.
A Wharton School graduate, David is the former Chair of Wharton’s worldwide alumni association board. His blogs have seen thousands of visitors each month and were named one of the top 25 corporate law blogs in the country by LexisNexis. He currently blogs at www.TheEntrepreneursAdvocate.com. David’s column, The Uncut Entrepreneur, appears regularly in SmartCEO magazine.
He is a frequent public speaker, seminar leader and counsel on issues unique to small and midcap companies. David is also a contributor to several books on private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and crowdfunding. David serves on a number of charitable boards as well as those of public companies. He has previously been a member of or associated with the law firms of Richardson & Patel LLP; Feldman Weinstein & Smith LLP; Feldman & Ellenoff; Pryor Cashman; Norton Rose Fulbright & Jaworski; & Rivkin Radler.