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David Alan King

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 23 years
    New York - NY 26 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mergers and acquisitions
    Represent clients through asset and stock sales, along with mergers. Have experience in a mix of transactions involving private and publicly held corporations. Serve clients on the buyer and seller side of M&A.

    27 years, 200 cases

  2. Securities offerings
    Private securities transactions, angel investments, venture capital, and equity backed incentive compensation programs. Experience in underwritten initial public offerings.

    27 years, 200 cases

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    General corporate transactional services, including services from formation through all stages of development for businesses ranging from Fortune 50 Companies to small businesses.

    27 years, 500 cases

  4. Business
    General commercial matters, including general business advisory services, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts including leases and other commercial agreements.

    27 years, 1,000 cases

I am an AV Preeminent rated corporate lawyer.  I represent companies and business owners in mergers & acquisitions, equity financings, business formation and equity compensation plans.  I represent middle-market businesses in a variety of industries.  I represent parties in litigation over corporate ownership and control.  I bring knowledge gained as a CPA with a Big 6 firm as well as big law firms on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley.  The breadth of my experience allows me to provide effective and efficient experience.

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The King Law Group
4660 La Jolla Village Dr.
Suite 100
San Diego, CA, 92122

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5.0 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Don | April 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In July of 2016 I began negotiations for the sale of my company. My M & A advisor referred me to David for legal advice, contract review, etc. With David's guidance & thorough understanding of my specific circumstances the deal successfully closed in April of 2017. In February of 2018 I sold my commercial properties to the same company. Once again David provided the legal expertise to complete the transaction. I have since used David to establish 2 new corporate entities. I highly recommend David for anyone that requires the services of a first class business/corporate attorney. Donald R. Hartley Founder/CEO Electrical Sales Inc.
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Posted by Herb | April 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable M&A attorney
The King Law Group did an excellent job guiding me through the sale of my company. Very knowledgeable, reasonable fees and top notch at helping us negotiate through the bumps that come with every deal.
Posted by Sandra | October 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Experienced
I've worked with David many times over the past decade. He is extremely clever, quick witted, and gives clear, sound advice. He's offered consultation in several business ventures that proved to be quite valuable. He's adept at asking the right questions to help solve issues without having to go back and forth in determining the best decision. His work ethic is pristine and unquestionable. You will always know where you stand on an issue because he's transparent with your the entire time.
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Posted by Courtney | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service on multiple occasions
David has represented my business in a number of corporate matters ultimately including our successful acquisition by another company. I will forever be grateful for his hard work and problem solving. We couldn’t have done it without him. He is an excellent corporate M&A lawyer.
Posted by Micah | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and Knowledgeable
David King is always a pleasure to work with. I've leveraged his services through mergers, incorporation, partnerships and a he's helped us with a large number of various contracts throughout the last five years.
Posted by Tom | October 4, 2013
Competent Attorney w/ Smart, Compassionate Business Counsel
I am grateful for my attorney David King. David has been my attorney/counsel in business and in other areas for years. As an entrepreneur and real estate developer/professional, David's assistance has kept my businesses in legal health and excellent standing. David's knowledge and wisdom have helped me in countless situations, and I consult him before I make almost all significant decisions or modifications to my businesses. The depth of David's business experience is something that I constantly utilize as I develop business deals, strategies, contracts, taxes, etc., and I know of many instances where his advice has helped me navigate some rough waters. I strongly recommend David to you as a competent attorney who utilizes common sense and compassion as reflections to smart business discussions. 5 + Stars!
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Posted by James | September 18, 2013
Excellent attorney!
I've worked with David King on two separate matters, one to set up my corporation 5 years ago and the other to review some important legal documents before final signing 2 years ago. I felt he gave my relatively small jobs the consideration and attention he would have given a much larger client, and he was always responsive and easy to get hold of for all of my questions. I've already recommended David to several of my friends and associates, and they have all had the same positive experiences and high regard for his skills and ethics that I have.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-450 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Attorney
  • The King Law Group
  • 2001 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Associate
  • Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Senior Accountant
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • 1991 - 1994
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  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • Un of North Carolina SOL
  • Law
  • 1997
  • Univ of Florida
  • undergraduate
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • BrodetskaKay v. Ardent
  • Settlement
  • Jeffrey Gong v. RFG Oil, Inc.
  • Judgment for defense of all claims, involuntary dissolution denied.


  • ProVisors
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member, Section Co-Chair
  • 2002 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers in San Diego, Corporate Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego, Corporate Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego, Corporate Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego, Corporate Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in San Diego, Corporate Law
  • San Diego Magazine
  • 2017
  • Elijah Watt Sells Award
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse David
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. In collaborating on a matter David was very detail oriented, dedicated and strategic in resolving a contentous matter."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an outstanding Constitutionalist! He would make a great AG for California."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a terrific lawyer. I highly recommend him for anyone with small, medium or growing business. His analytical skills only are rivaled by his ability to quickly and cogently explain things in a manner clients easily can understand. He truly cares about his clients and he possesses strong moral character. Top Notch!"
Litigation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a great attorney who takes a practical approach to all of his cases."