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David’s practice is focused on Finance and Commercial Transactions. David has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers on financing transactions, including multi-bank syndicated loans, commercial and industrial loans, direct purchase bond transactions, health care financing, and real property loans. He also regularly advises manufacturing companies, distributors and service providers on a wide range of commercial matters, including product sales and distribution, consignment arrangements, maintenance agreements and consulting agreements.

David is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. From 2013 to 2018, he served as the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Finance and Real Estate Practice Group.

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Legal Work Highlights

Lender’s counsel for complex direct purchase bond financing transaction with a senior living facility.

Borrower’s counsel for $100 million asset-backed credit facility to steel manufacturer.

Assisted national bank with structuring and documenting letter of credit backed financing for senior living facility, including issues with Master Trust Indenture and related documents.

Borrower’s counsel for $200 million revolving credit facility for transportation company.

Lender’s counsel on term loan facility to regional airline, secured by aircraft engines and related aviation assets.


Law School

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, J.D., 1990

Undergraduate School

University of Michigan, B.A., 1987, with distinction

Bar Memberships

David is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 1990



Local & National Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2019

The Best Lawyers in America® Cincinnati Banking and Finance Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012

Selected for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyers®  2009, 2011-2014

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association

Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Member of Staff, 1988-1989; Chief Managing Editor, 1989-1990

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Finance Chairman, 2005-2007 and 2016-2018; Rector Search Committee, 2009-2010; Vestry 2016-2018

City of Wyoming, Ohio Economic Development Commission, 2014-2017

Firm Committees

David serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Executive Committee, Member

Finance and Real Estate, former Practice Group Leader (2013-2018)

Attorney Recruiting Committee, former Member

Early Evaluation Committee, former Chair

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