Jeffrey M. Davis

Jeffrey M. Davis

  • Business Law, Real Estate Law
  • Illinois
Claimed Lawyer Profile


Mr. Davis’ experience ranges from helping clients with all issues surrounding their start-up venture to assisting clients with the purchase or sale of multi-million dollar businesses.

Mr. Davis concentrates his legal practice in the following areas:
•representing corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in connection with the legal matters these entities may face, including initial incorporation/organization, corporate governance issues, drafting and review of contracts and leases, licensing issues, securities issuances and debt financing transactions
•representing clients with the sale or purchase of a business, including due diligence matters and the negotiation and documentation of the transaction
•representing clients, both lenders and borrowers, in debt financing transactions, including large syndicated loans
•representing clients in connection with the sale, purchase or lease of real estate
•representing clients in estate planning matters and business succession planning


The following is a list of transactions in which Mr. Davis has been involved:
•represented the purchasers in the acquisition of over 80 fast food restaurants in two separate acquisitions and the subsequent development of over 20 additional restaurants
•represented the purchasers in connection with a $12,500,000 acquisition of casual sit-down restaurants and the subsequent development of additional restaurants
•represented an institutional investor in the acquisition of over $50,000,000 of farmland in Illinois
•represented sellers in connection with the sale of a manufacturing company of grain grading equipment for the agricultural industry
•represented sellers in connection with the sale of a software development company to a Fortune 500 company
•represented a video game developer with the sale of the company to a buyer listed on the NASDAQ
•represented numerous buyers and sellers in business transactions ranging from $100,000 to $20,000,000
•represented numerous companies and investors in venture capital transactions


Adjunct Professor in College of Business at the University of Illinois (2007 - present) teaching Introduction to Real Estate


Served in the Illinois National Guard (1990 - 1996)


Member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois

Former Champaign County YMCA Board Member and President


Mr. Davis is a lifelong resident of Illinois and has lived in Champaign-Urbana since attending the University of Illinois in 1989. He and his wife, Jodi, also a University of Illinois graduate, have three children, Ellie, Matt and Joe.

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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
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Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
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306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 352-1800