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Eric Stephan Davis

Business Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Mr. Davis helps businesses in all legal matters, including incorporation, contracts, collections and other matters. In particular, Eric is know for establishing nonprofit organizations.

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Mr. Davis drafts contracts for individuals and businesses, including contracts for the purchase of land, assets, goods, intangibles, intellectual property, and more.

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Check out for information about Eric's incorporation services.

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    Eric has significant experience in all sorts of asset purchases, corporate buyouts and mergers, private equity and convertible debt transactions.

  5. Criminal defense
    Mr. Davis handles certain criminal defense cases, including white collar crime charges. Check out for more information about Eric's criminal defense services.

  6. DUI and DWI
    Check out for more information about Eric's DUI Defense practice.

  7. Entertainment

Mr. Davis is the current Managing Partner at Elliott & Davis. His experience in structuring transactions, including joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships (LLP), limited liability companies (LLC), business trusts and corporations makes him a valuable resource to businesses in need of a "strategic lawyer." Mr. Davis concentrates in providing corporate, business and tax counseling to privately-held companies, including representing clients in transactions involving equity and debt financing, formation and start-up, venture capital, sales, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing, and information technology.

For years, Mr. Davis has helped nonprofits gain tax exempt status and deal with issues confronted by nonprofit boards. Mr. Davis is also a recognized expert on nonprofit fundraising and teaches grant writing classes for the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations and has served as a panel expert for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Mr. Davis also has extensive experience in the aspects of real estate transactions, including financing, leasing, development, purchasing and selling real estate. His specialty in this area of the law is using corporate entities to reduce tax and risk exposure.

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Elliott & Davis PC
425 First Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

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Posted by Melanie | July 20, 2011
Very Helpful
Eric has helped us get our business off the ground and manage all the new (to us) territory of Small Business Law. He is a quick responder, very much a problem solver, not a freaker-outer, and an all around good guy. I have recommended him to friends and would happily send anyone his way.
Posted by Rebecca | February 3, 2011
Highly Recommended
eI've dealt with many attorney's in my past career but had used Eric Davis's services for a personal matter. When looking for attorney you obiviously look for the knowledge professionalism not only does Eric Davis bring this to the table but compassion as well. I did not feel like just another one of Eric's clients. You can tell he takes great pride no matter how big or small the case is. I would highly recommend Eric Davis to anyone I know.
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Posted by Barb | January 14, 2011
Excellent lawyer
Our company has been using Eric for almost 1 year and we have been very happy with everything that he has done for us. He is knowledgable in the law and has taken the time to explain the ins and outs when needed. Furthermore, he is personable. He responds quickly to messages or e-mails so that I can solve all issues in a timely manner. Eric is very fair in charging for his time on our projects. He also refers clients to our business so he is looking out for our well being too. Anyone who uses Eric will be very happy in all aspects. I would highly recommend Eric as a business attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2011
Snow is not your friend.
Mr,. Davis was excellent in handling my case. He was very professional and could talk to me about the details at a level I could understand. He was honest and upfront about what he thought about my case and made sure to explain the process to me. I definitely recommend him to others.
Posted by Jarrid | January 10, 2011
thorough, committed and comfortably candid
The success of our Medical Company heavily relies on a thorough and committed network of legal council. Eric quickly proves his abilities by taking the time to fully educate our executives and continues to lead us through the mine field of business as a growing company. His network is also a huge bonus and Eric fully understands the value of having a complete team and has set us up with some of the finest contacts in Pittsburgh. All in all, a very valuable and enjoyable resource for our company.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2011
Honest and Affordable
Eric Davis is a great lawyer that has a passion for his career and his clients success. I would recommend Eric and his firm regarding any legal matter. Not only did he provide great advise and direction his rate was fair and hours billed accurate.
Posted by David | January 9, 2011
Looking for an efficient lawyer? You should contact Eric Davis.
Eric is courteous and professional. He is a skilled attorney and he has a gift for seeing issues from his client's perspective. Eric's sense of fairness is refreshing. I strongly recommend Eric for business and personal legal needs. Eric has handled debt collection, acquisitions, employee matters, and litigation for our businesses. We have no complaints - and have been satisfied on each project with his work and results.
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Posted by Linda | January 9, 2011
So happy I recommended Eric to my friend
My best friend was reluctant to seek 'pain & suffering' compensation when her car was rear-ended by another car, causing her front teeth to be broken as she flew forward. (& although she had paid 'sick days' she could use at work, I felt she should be compensated for using up so many of her 'sick days' because of this accident.) Eric agreed and his firm handled the case and she received a very fair financial settlement.
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Posted by Jonathan Perr | January 9, 2011
Real Estate Partnership Dispute Resolution
Mr. Davis has represented our organization in several complex contract stiuations and we received very favorable outcomes in each.
Posted by Katie | January 9, 2011
Nonprofit attorney
Eric was extremely helpful in writing the 501c3 application for my nonprofit, and the application was approved in record time (2 months) without any questions from the IRS. He was knowledgeable, kind, collaborative, and a good listener.
Posted by Terry | January 8, 2011
Compassionate Justice
Eric and an associate worked diligently to insure that our non-profit was established on a solid legal foundation. They poured their high level creativity and intellect into this minor job. They treated our concerns with excellence and compassion.
Posted by Tina | January 8, 2011
Eric Davis Review
I would highly recommend Eric Davis and his law firm. I have worked with him on getting two businesses incorporated and other attorney needs. I have been very comfortable going to him with any of my questions and he has been more then responsive and helpful. If you are looking for someone extremely knowledgable and trustworthy I would definately recommend Eric Davis.
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Posted by Ronald | January 8, 2011
Great Experience!
Our company has had a great experience working with Eric and his firm. Eric walked us through the process of incorporating our company and laying the framework for future subsidiaries. Additionally, he has helped us with employee agreements and binding contracts with some of our largest clients. We have been very satisfied with our relationship with Eric and regularly consult him prior to large decisions.
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Posted by Matt | January 8, 2011
Our Favorite Lawyer
Eric is a terrific lawyer. He's helped my wife and I set up our wills, helped us set up my LLC, helped us set up all of our contracts for work, and has negotiated clients' contracts with great expertise. He's also a stand-up guy, gives very clear explanations and examples for those of us who are not lawyers ourselves. I highly recommend his services.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-175 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Company Owner
  • ePower Apps
  • 2002 - 2009


  • University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • East End Cooperative Ministry
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Pittsburgh's 50 Finest
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2008


Speaking Engagements

  • Nonprofit Forum
  • Grant Writing for Serious Grant Seekers
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Eric
Business Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Davis is knowledgeable, efficient and thorough and provides responsive representation to his business clients. He is extremely proficient at explaining complex business issues so that average people can understand them, and he is equally adept at handling complex business concepts as well."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Pittsburgh-area attorney, Eric Davis, in all of his work for our law firm's business and nonprofit clients. Eric helps clients form LLCs, C-Corps, S-Corps, Limited Partnerships, and Nonprofit Corporations in Pennsylvania and throughout the country. I'm confident referring all of my intellectual property clients to Eric for help with their incorporation, tax, and governance needs."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I believe that Eric Davis, a Pittsburgh area business law attorney, exhibits exceptional skill and insight into non-profit and business transactions. He looks for creative solutions to problems facing today's businesses. He helps incorporate his clients' businesses, and then remains available to assist with their complex transactional needs: merger agreements, non-compete agreements, buy-out agreements, and even trademark registration. I refer my business business litigation clients to Mr. Davis for their transactional work."
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