David B. Whelpley Jr

David is chairman of the firm's Specialty Corporate Practices Department which concentrates in transactions covering private equity, mezzanine finance, energy (oil and gas, LNG, coal and alternative), IP licensing, technology and outsourcing, data privacy, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing and distribution, government contracting and franchising.

David focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance and commercial transactions. He has represented a wide array of publicly traded and privately held companies in transactions involving international and domestic leveraged buy-outs, strategic joint ventures, recapitalizations, Section 363 asset acquisitions, private equity financings, secured and unsecured public and privately-placed senior, mezzanine and second-lien financings, commercial trade financings and letters of credit. His experience also spans a number of industries, including software, chemicals, transportation, telecommunications, real estate investment, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

David has been recognized for many years by Chambers USA as a North Carolina "Leading Lawyer" in Corporate/M&A.

David is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation, serving for a number of years as its chair of development, and is involved in Business Law and International Law sections of the American Bar Association, the Association for Corporate Growth and Financial Executives International.

David has served as advisor to the North Carolina Center for Non-Profits and the Trust for Public Lands. In addition, David is OFAC Cuba license counsel for a number of non-profit groups.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate and 2) Banking and Finance
Law School Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Education Clemson University, B.A., 1986
Bar Member / Association North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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