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David D Dowd, III

David D. Dowd, III

PH: (205) 458-5293
Cell: (205) 907-0830
Fax: (205) 244-5629
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David counsels clients in all phases of business and corporate law and regularly handles substantial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital and other equity financings.

David served for five years until early 2012 as the leader of the firm's Corporate and Tax Practice Group.  He has extensive experience in transactions in the manufacturing, distribution, solar energy, health care, and telecommunications industries, and involving distressed businesses. In addition, David has wide-ranging experience with representing buyers and sellers of businesses in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

David served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Judge Robert B. Propst, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in 1982-1983. While attending law school at Vanderbilt University, David served as Executive Administrative Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

David is a native of Massillon, Ohio.

  • Represented the domestic owner of a Russian heavy equipment dealership in the multi-million dollar sale of the business to a Turkish industry purchaser.
  • Represented a technology services company in the multi-million dollar sale of its primary business to an industry purchaser.
  • Represented a solar energy firm in multiple multi-million dollar solar energy development projects for governmental energy users.
  • Represented a community pharmacy chain in a multi-million dollar sale of the business to a national pharmacy chain.
  • Represented a health care technology company in a multi-million dollar sale of the business to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented one of two senior secured lenders to an operating telecommunications company in receivership in the negotiation and structuring of a multi-million dollar joint credit bid to acquire the business from receivership.
  • Represented various health care companies and software / technology companies in multi-million dollar venture capital financings for the companies.
  • Represented a joint venture sponsored by a national hospital chain in a multi-million dollar acquisition of a home health care business.

What community projects are you involved in?
I recently concluded seven years of service as the Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout Troop in Birmingham that was founded in 1942. In 2010, I organized a Venture Scout Crew, which is a co-ed Scouting unit for youth ages 14-20. I serve as the Advisor, or primarily adult leader, for that Venture Crew. I also serve as Chairman of the Vulcan District of the Greater Alabama Council. I am also a member of the Dartmouth Club of Alabama, the Birmingham Venture Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club.

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Take a wide variety of courses; don’t assume that your career will involve the legal specialty that seems attractive to you when you are in law school.


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