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David Lee

David Lee

Highly Seasoned M&A Attorney

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Northwestern University
School of Law
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David is a highly seasoned M&A attorney with 19 years of deal execution experience focusing on complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, sales, divestitures, recapitalizations, venture capital investments and minority equity investments, having led matters ranging in investment amounts from several million dollars to over $2 billion.

Prior to founding DHL Law, he served as a senior partner in the M&A practice of DLA Piper LLP, the head of the Chicago private equity practice of Mayer Brown LLP and a partner at Kaye Scholer LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. David has led transactions for some of the world's most
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10x Market, LLC

Founder & CEO

Jan 2013 - Apr 2015

Founded and launched an online M&A marketplace for sellers and buyers of lower-middle market U.S. operating companies and their advisors. Designed, developed and launched proprietary online tools that assist with M&A transaction planning and execution, including the M&A Tax Calculator, an online treatise and calculator that estimates taxes, deductions and after-tax proceeds from M&A transactions.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2015

DLA Piper

Senior Partner - M&A Practice

Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

Represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies and Fortune 500 companies in connection with complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, sales, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and minority equity investments in investment amounts ranging from several million dollars to over $2 billion.

Dec 2010 - Dec 2012

Mayer Brown

Partner - Head of Chicago Private Equity Practice

Dec 2006 - Dec 2010

Represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies and Fortune 500 companies in connection with complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, sales, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and minority equity investments in investment amounts ranging from several million dollars to over $2 billion.

Dec 2006 - Dec 2010

Kaye Scholer

Partner

Jul 2004 - Dec 2006

Represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies and Fortune 500 companies in connection with complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, sales, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and minority equity investments in investment amounts ranging from several million dollars to over $2 billion.

Jul 2004 - Dec 2006

Kirkland & Ellis

Partner

Jun 1996 - Jul 2004

Represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies and Fortune 500 companies in connection with complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, sales, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and minority equity investments in investment amounts ranging from several million dollars to over $2 billion.

Jun 1996 - Jul 2004

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