David W. Robertson Partner

For more than 30 years, David has concentrated his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and business law.

Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

David devotes a significant portion of his practice to advising purchasers and sellers of business organizations. He assists clients in the structuring, financing, negotiation and consummation of business acquisitions, divestitures, hostile and friendly tender offers, mergers and reorganizations. Representative transactions have involved businesses headquartered throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; and have involved diverse industries, including manufacturing, furniture, insurance, coal, real estate investment trusts, hotel/hospitality and retail.

Securities Offering Practice

He also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to advising issuers and underwriters in connection with private placement and public offering of securities. Representative transactions have involved diverse industries including furniture, insurance, coal, real estate investment trusts, health care, manufacturing and retail.

Business Law Practice

David also is the partner principally responsible for coordinating the daily relationships with a number of the firm’s clients, including manufacturing companies and real estate investment trusts. He also regularly advises numerous clients and their boards of directors on corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley Act issues.


Represented real estate investment trust in stock merger valued at $1.5 billion.

Represented insurance holding company in public offerings of common stock and debt of approximately $2 billion.

Represented real estate investment trust in cash merger valued at $890 million.

Represented real estate investment trust in cash merger valued at $670 million.

Represented majority owner of public company in secondary offerings of $470 million of common stock.

Represented private testing company in acquisitions throughout the United States and Canada.

Represented furniture manufacturer in public rights offering of common stock.

Represented public and private issuers in self-tenders for common stock.

Represented public biopharmaceutical company in sale of a division.

Represented coal land company in corporate restructuring and conversion to S corporation.

Represented retailer in acquisition of provider of licensed digital music content.

Represented manufacturer of medical device components in private placement of common stock.

Represented retailer in asset acquisition of marketer of entertainment communications services.

Regularly advises public companies in connection with periodic reporting and compliance requirements under federal securities laws.

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 1981
  • University of Richmond, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978

Board of Visitors, Norfolk State University, 1995-2003

Member, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

Member, City of Richmond Bar Association

Member, Federalist Society

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