Biography

Corporate and transactional attorney David Weiss has spent more than 25 years helping emerging and established companies, their boards, their owners, and their management teams throughout all stages of their life-cycle, from formation and capital raising, to growth through acquisitions and joint ventures, and to exit/sale transactions. With substantial experience in the middle market, David has managed complex dynamics in hundreds of deals. He represents a broad client base of buyers, sellers, privately and publicly held companies, investors, and executives. At Epstein Becker Green, David co-leads the firm’s Business Services team.

Many of his transactions involve representing private equity portfolio companies in acquisitions or representing private companies or their management teams in their sales to private equity-backed purchasers.

Clients value the practical, problem-solving mindset that David brings to transactions, as well as his responsiveness, his ability to get complex deals done efficiently and effectively, and his ability to convey to clients complex and sophisticated transactions, and their components, in a clear and practical manner. He works closely with clients to understand their business needs and objectives and then structures and negotiates transactions to meet their goals.

David has considerable experience representing clients on corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities matters, and general corporate matters.

David’s extensive deal activity also informs his counsel to company executives and management teams on employment agreements, management buyout transactions, and rollover equity arrangements. In addition, David advises companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance issues.

His clients span a wide range of industries, such as health care (including hospitals and health systems, physician practice groups, health plans and technology and related services in the health care industry, and digital health); biotechnology and medical devices; pharmaceutical; professional services (including accounting, legal, and consulting); computer software and services; education and training; hospitality and lodging; manufacturing; media, public relations, marketing, and communications; and retail, fashion, and apparel.

David currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Piatigorsky Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to providing classical music to underserved audiences. He previously served as outside general counsel to City Harvest, a nonprofit food rescue organization based in New York, and is currently an adjunct professor at Cornell Tech, where he teaches digital health law.

A resident of New York for more than 25 years, David has also lived in New Jersey, Arizona, Michigan, London, Tampa, and Nashville. He’s a fan of the New York Giants, Mets, Knicks, and Rangers, Michigan Wolverines, and Wisconsin Badgers.

    Education
    • Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1995)
      • Student Writing Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
      • Moot Court Board
    • University of Michigan (B.A., 1990)
    Bar Admissions
    • New Jersey
    • New York
    Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    Memberships
    • American Bar Association
    • American Health Lawyers Association
    Charitable & Civic Involvement
    • The Piatigorsky Foundation, Board of Directors
    Recognition
    • The Legal 500 United States, M&A: Middle Market (2019); Healthcare: Service Providers (2017)