David L. Ma

David L. Ma

  • Business Law
  • California
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David Ma is a partner in Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP's corporate practice.

David serves as transactional advisor to a wide variety of public and private companies, institutional investors and entrepreneurs. From early stage to exit, David counsels clients on a range of business transactions including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions (buy- and sell-side), fundraising (equity and debt), investments (minority and control), joint ventures, restructuring and venture capital investments.

In addition to serving as transactional advisor, David also acts as external general counsel to middle-market companies. In this capacity, David advises and directly reports to CEOs and other senior leadership on broad legal strategy and has overseen implementation of various initiatives including equity incentive plans, regulatory compliance, corporate maintenance (including leading shareholder and board meetings), corporate governance policies, litigation/dispute resolution, risk mitigation, and complex commercial contract negotiations (including distribution/manufacturing agreements, license agreements, employment agreements, and master service agreements).

David's industry experience is diverse and includes consumer goods, retail, industrials, manufacturing, technology (software and hardware), media (traditional and digital), aerospace and defense, business services, healthcare and educational services. He also serves as the firm's lead corporate partner in its Legal Cannabis Group and represents cannabis clients on entity formation, efficient corporate structuring and acquisition/divestitures. Lastly, David is also experienced in hotel and hospitality transactions, including joint venture formation, debt financing, and hotel management agreements.

David is a trusted advisor to clients and they have relied on him to solve complex legal problems in an efficient manner.

Duke University School of Law
J.D. (2010)
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Case Western Reserve University
B.A. (2007)
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Professional Experience
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
- Current
Rutan & Tucker, LLP
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Speaking Engagements
Cybersecurity and Data Breach Issues in Merger and Acquisition Transactions, JMBM Alumni Webinar
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Presented with Robert E. Braun
Emerging Leaders Awards
M&A Advisor
Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Area
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • English
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