David Gitlin focuses his practice on corporate and securities, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, technology development, and corporate finance. For more than 30 years, David has counseled foreign clients doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business abroad. He has structured more than 200 M&A deals, more than half of which have been cross-border transactions involving leading businesses in Finland, India, Israel and Sweden, among others. He has represented U.S. clients in the purchase or sale of businesses in more than 15 countries.
David represents both U.S. and foreign venture capital funds, and has handled numerous technology development transactions, including licensing, distribution and joint venture agreements, as well as collaborations between industry and academia.
David is recognized by Chambers USA Guide as a leading M&A attorney, and is nationally ranked as a leading Venture Capital attorney. In 2005, he was recognized by the mayors of Philadelphia and Tel Aviv for exceptional accomplishments in developing business opportunities for Israeli companies in the United States.
Prior to joining the firm, David was partner in the corporate practice of a large, multidisciplinary law firm. He also practiced at a Philadelphia-based law firm, where he chaired the corporate/securities practice group and was a member of the firm's executive committee.
Areas of Concentration
•Mergers and acquisitions, and private equity
•Venture capital and emerging technologies
•Energy and clean tech
Professional & Community Involvement
•Chair, Bnai Zion Foundation, Mid-Atlantic
•Past President, America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2014
•Pennsylvania, Corporate M&A and Private Equity, 2007-2014
•Nationwide, Investment Funds and Venture Capital, 2012-2013
•Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
•Recipient, Distinguished Humanitarian Award, Bnai Zion Foundation, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Mentioned, Sealing The Deal: Greenberg Guides Consol's $3.5B Mine Sale, Law360, December 3, 2013
•Mentioned, Murray's $3.5B Consol Coal Mines Buy Gets Antitrust OK, Law360, December 3, 2012
•Mentioned, New Deal: Five Firms Advise $3.5 Billion Sale of W. Va. Coal Mines by Consol, New York Law Journal, October 31, 2013
•Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law, Bloomberg, October 29, 2013
•Mentioned, Five Firms Advise on $3.5 Billion Consol Coal Mine Deal, The American Lawyer, October 28, 2013
Associated News & Events
•06.02.14 Three Greenberg Traurig Pennsylvania Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
•05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
•05.16.14 Greenberg Traurig is Lead Sponsor for The MIXiii Israel Innovation Conference
•05.28.13 Chambers USA Guide 2013 Includes 176 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 33 Practice Areas
•06.07.12 2012 Chambers USA Guide Includes More than 170 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, 38 Practice Areas
•06.01.12 Greenberg Traurig Continues Expansion of Israel Practice with Addition of Two Attorneys
•05.31.12 Prominent M&A Attorney David Gitlin Joins Greenberg Traurig in Philadelphia