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David E. Wells focuses on advising public and private companies in connection with corporate finance transactions and mergers and acquisitions. In the field of corporate finance, Mr. Wells routinely assists clients with public and private securities offerings including IPOs, registered direct offerings, secondary offerings, PIPEs, registered shelf offerings, and Regulation D and offshore offerings. In the mergers and acquisition space, he has worked on a wide variety of transactions, including public company mergers, going-private transactions, strategic and financial investments and divestitures, public and private leveraged acquisitions and spin-offs, exchange offers, tender offers and hostile-takeovers and defenses. Mr. Wells has received numerous awards for his securities and mergers and acquisitions work.
For many of his clients, Mr. Wells also provides advice regarding corporate governance, securities law compliance, securities exchange (NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC) compliance, director fiduciary duties and executive compensation, equity compensation plans, self-tender offers, stock repurchases and accelerated stock repurchase programs.
Mr. Wells has represented a wide variety of public and private clients, including those in the following industries: medical device, biologic, healthcare, telecommunication, hi-tech equipment and service, software, internet based retailers, alternative media, regulated and unregulated financial services, REITs, real estate development, private investment funds, alternative energy, poultry production, premium spirits and other brands, airport development and manufacturing and distribution. His clients have ranged from start-up operations to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Wells’ unique financial and legal background has assisted a number of small companies grow into large, established private or public companies.
To view a full profile, please visit www.gtlaw.com/People/David-E-Wells
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||09/01/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Listed, Securities/Capital Markets Law 2008-2013||The Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top Attorney, Corporate and Business||South Florida Legal Guide||2013|
|Finalist, Top Dealmaker of Year-Corporate||Daily Business Review||2012|
|Finalist, Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year, 2011||The M&A Advisor||2011|
|Finalist, Upper Middle Market Deal of the Year, 2011||The M&A Advisor||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Listed, 2007, 2010-2012||Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|Member, Team-Top Corporate Law 2002-2009, 2011-2012||Corp Board Member Magazine||N/A|
|Shareholder||Greenberg Traurig, P.A.||2011 - Present|
|Shareholder||Hunton & Williams||2001 - 2010|
|Owner||DW Advisory, Inc.||1999 - 2001|
|Associate||Greenberg Traurig, P.A.||1992 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar, Business Law Section||N/A||1992 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1992 - Present|
|Daily Business Review||Featured in "Greenberg Traurig Team Works $850M Health-Care Merger"||2013|
|Daily Business Review||Featured in "Acquisition Depended on Rare Financing Contingency Terms"||2012|
|Daily Business Review||Author, Special Report: Securities Law, SEC Disclosure Rules Not the Magic Bullet||2010|
|Maximize Management||Author, When Perfectly Good Cash Isn't Perfectly Good||2009|
|The Privacy & Data Security Law Journal||Author, FASB Proposes Expanded Disclosure Requirements for Loss Contingencies Relating to Liabilities||2009|
|Daily Business Review||Featured in "The Lawyer as Snitch"||2002|
|University of Michigan Business School||N/A||M.B.A.||1991|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||1991|
|Colgate University||N/A||B.A., magna cum laude, Economics||1987|