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Walker, Dave

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Business Attorney, David M. Walker esquire - Managing Partner

Mr. Walker is a twelve year business attorney that formed his own firm, Law Offices of David M. Walker, Esq. LLC, in March 2006.  Mr. Walker also serves as legal counsel to Handprint Strategy Group, LLC, a professional consulting firm offering services in corporate strategic planning, government relations and real estate development. 

  Before going into private practice, Mr. Walker served as Corporate Counsel for Celsia Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company that specializes in the use of nanotechnology to cool electronic components, from August 2005 to January 2007.  At Celsia, he managed all legal affairs, including (i) advising executive management and the board of directors on critical legal and business issues, (ii) negotiating and preparing licensing and manufacturing agreements, (iii) managing the international patent portfolio, (iv) coordinating the issuance of shares and options under the employee stock option plan, (v) compliance with SEC filings, (vi) maintaining corporate governance in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley, (vii) reviewing press releases and shareholder correspondence,  and (viii) supervising outside law firms in the US, United Kingdom, and South Korea.

Prior to Celsia, Mr. Walker was President and Corporate Counsel for Hansen Gray & Company, Inc., a venture capital firm focused on hi-tech investments, from July 2004 to August 2005 where he was responsible for all critical business decisions and all legal matters, including (i) reducing the legal budget, (ii) preparing investor presentation materials and private placement memorandums, (iii) preparing due diligence data rooms for corporate investments, (iv) negotiating preferred equity and mezzanine financing term sheets and execution documents, and (v) managing the day to day operations of the Company. 

As President of Hansen Gray, he was instrumental in structuring a transaction in which Celsia raised over $20 million in preferred private equity and became a US public company through a reverse merger with its UK parent. 

From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Walker was a corporate attorney for Bodman LLP in Detroit, Michigan, where he was involved in general corporate legal matters including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions, negotiating and drafting contracts, and private placements of securities. 

Mr. Walker received a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law.  He is licensed to practice law in the states of Georgia and Michigan.


Presentation Videos

Dave Walker and Jeff Johnson Talk to Grady High 9th Graders

David Walker: Starting a Business

 

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