- Hedge Funds and Private Equity
- Corporate Tax
- Private Wealth Services
- Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
- International Practice
|University ||Haverford College, B.A., 1981|
|Law School||University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1984 Member, UCLA Law Review; New York University, LL.M., 1985|
•Member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Partnership Taxation
•Adjunct member, American Bar Association Subcommittee on Corporate Taxation
•Council of Trustees, United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation
•Board of Directors, Terralex, an international referral service for law firms
•Lecturer, University of Southern California Masters Tax Program, where he taught classes on the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
•Board of Directors, several non-profit foundations
David is a partner of the law firm of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and is head of the firm's Non Profit Sector Team.
Areas of Practice
David provides business, corporate and tax advice to educational, public and religious charities and foundations such as the American Film Institute, The Annenberg Foundation, Childhelp USA, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Mission Without Borders, Foundation for Global Sports Development and others. David has expertise in public private partnerships between foundations and public agencies, including dealing with tax, regulatory and planning issues. His work includes: (i) preparing applications on behalf of these Not-for-Profit entities for tax exemptions and non-profit status under federal and state tax guidelines; (ii) helping non-profits to joint venture on projects with other non-profits as well as for profit entities; (iii) dealing with excess benefit and private inurement issues; (iv) drafting donation and sponsorship agreements; and (v) providing guidance on non-profit governance and appropriate director and officer conduct, including compliance and disclosure issues.
David is President of a non-profit organization, Foundation for Global Sports Development, that works closely with the International Olympic Committee and a variety of International Sports Federations on global sports development projects. David was also actively involved in researching the use of performance-enhancing substances by former East German athletes and contributed to a book on the subject called Faust's Gold.
David has extensive experience in the structuring of corporate reorganizations, including mergers, stock for stock exchanges, corporate spin-offs and shareholder redemptions, as well as the tax treatment of S corporations. He has handled all aspects of partnership and limited liability company law including formation and dissolution of partnerships and LLC's, drafting partnership and LLC agreements, merging of partnerships and tax treatment of partners, and LLC members in transactions with their companies.
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