David R. Yates advises clients on international and domestic public and private mergers and acquisitions, investments, divestitures, joint ventures, and strategic transactions, including those involving cross-border complexities. He also counsels private equity funds and their portfolio companies on a wide range of middle-market complex business transactions. David’s clients include a broad range of publicly owned and privately held U.S. and foreign companies.
David regularly represents foreign clients regarding U.S. acquisitions, as well as domestic companies in relation to their international expansion and divestitures.
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America, “International Corporate/M&A, ” 2012-2018
•Listed, Chambers USA, “Corporate/M&A, Georgia,” 2013-2016
•Team Member, Latin Lawyer Magazine, “Latin Lawyer 250 - International Category: Corporate and M&A, ” 2006-2009; 2013-2016
•Recognized, Daily Business Review, “Dealmaker: Corporate/M&A, ” 2008-2016
•Recipient, International Law Office and Lexology USA & Canada, “Client Choice Award, M&A-Georgia, ” 2015
•Finalist, The M&A Advisor, International M&A Awards, “Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $100mm - $1 Billion),” 2015