Daniel K. Donahue: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Daniel K. Donahue

Irvine,  CA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Gaming
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 949.732.6557
Fax: 949.732.6501
University Creighton University, B.A., Economics
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D.
Admitted1980, Nebraska; 1986, California
BornOmaha, Nebraska, April 6, 1954

Daniel K. Donahue has more than 20 years of private practice experience in the corporate and securities areas, preceded by six years of experience as a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Dan focuses his practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.

During his six years as a staff attorney with the SEC, Dan spent equal time in both the Division of Enforcement and the Division of Corporation Finance. In his private practice, Dan has securities and transactional experience with clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. His experience spans the representation of issuers and investment bankers in financing transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements, venture capital financings and strategic alliances. He has regularly represented clients in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of both public and private companies and advised management regarding fiduciary and disclosure obligations, preparing and negotiating transaction documentation and complying with corporate, securities and takeover laws.

Areas of Concentration

• Corporate finance
• General corporate law
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Corporate law and governance
• Securities law compliance
• Energy and natural resources
• Financial institutions

Awards & Recognition

• Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events

Press Releases

07.15.15 Greenberg Traurig Ranked a Leading Firm for PIPE Transactions In First Half of 2015 by Sagient Research Systems
12.06.06 Greenberg Traurig Adds Former SEC Staff Attorney to Join its Corporate and Securities Practice

Published Articles

04.30.12 The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act: Implications for Private Offerings

Articles, Publications, & Lectures


• Author, The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act: Implications for Private Offerings, Orange County Business Journal, April 2012
• Author, Use of Special Committees in Conducting Internal Investigations, Orange County Business Journal, April 2007
• Author, Impact of Internal Controls on Private-Public Company Mergers, Association of Corporate Counsel of America's Focus Magazine, Second Quarter 2005


• Speaker, Federal Regulation of Financial Intermediaries, San Diego Investment Conference, August 2011
• Speaker, Financing California Business, Continuing Education of the Bar - California, January 2007
• Speaker, Broker Dealer Licensing, Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisers, January 2006
• Speaker, Financial Restatements by Public Companies, Association of Corporate Counsel of America, December 2005
• Speaker, PIPEs: A Resurgence of an Old Funding Technique, Southern California Investment Association, Inc., October 2001
• Panelist, Growth Capital Conference, Newport Beach, CA, 2002
• Speaker, Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, Oklahoma Venture Forum, September 2002


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Office Information

Daniel K. Donahue

3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1000
IrvineCA 92612-4410


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