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Duke University, J.D., with highest honors, 1990, Order of the Coif; Editorial Staff, Law and Contemporary Problems, 1989-90

Wake Forest University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1984, Phi Beta Kappa


David Dabbs practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, securities regulation, corporate governance and commercial law. He has significant experience representing public and private companies in connection with the purchase and sale of businesses in auction and non-auction settings, negotiating definitive transaction documentation, counseling boards of directors and special committees with respect to their fiduciary duties, and negotiating key employment and equity agreements with management and key employees.

David has also represented companies in public and private securities offerings, including initial and follow-on public offerings of debt and equity securities, as well as private equity, venture capital and joint venture transactions. In addition, he has been involved in contested shareholder matters involving both public and private companies.

Serving as general corporate counsel to many business clients, David has assisted in a wide range of business and commercial matters, including serving as counsel to boards of directors and their committees and negotiating shareholder agreements, operating agreements, employee compensatory plans, and employment and noncompetition agreements.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant

Community Affiliations

  • Friendship Trays, Inc., Board of Directors, 2009-20; Treasurer, 2011-20
  • Myers Park Baptist Church, Major Gifts Committee
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