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David M. Doney

Office Managing Partner 
401 East Jackson Street
Suite 1700
Tampa, FL 33602
 
Tel:
813.209.5070
Fax:
813.218.5404
 
 

David Doney serves as managing partner of Akerman’s Tampa office. He focuses on M&A and public and private securities financings, corporate governance and compliance matters, as well as Securities Exchange Act reporting.

David’s clients include established public companies and privately held companies with significant growth potential in sectors ranging from IT solutions to pharmacy benefits management and underwater exploration. He works closely with these clients on their financings, leveraging his longstanding relationships with sources of equity and debt to identify and secure growth capital. In addition to his capital markets work, he represents both buyers and sellers in sophisticated M&A transactions.

A frequent guest lecturer, moderator, and panelist, David has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America as a leading practitioner of corporate law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation law, and banking and finance law. Active in the community, David serves on the Leadership Council of the Tampa Bay Partnership and the boards of ACG-Tampa Bay and Athletes and Causes.
 
Representative Experience
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Corporate Recapitalization: Represented a privately held, nationwide IT solutions provider in a complex, three-part, $50 million integrated recapitalization transaction and subsequent add-on acquisitions.
 
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Preferred Stock and Related Debt Financing: Represented a client with worldwide operations in a $100 million preferred equity and related debt financing offering. Guided the client through complex governmental negotiation and approval process for a subsurface phosphate mining operations project in Mexico.
 
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Strategic Financing: Represented a corporate lender in a $100 million credit facility provided to one of the largest privately held firms in Florida, an award-winning independent insurance brokerage firm providing private risk management, commercial risk management, and employee benefits programs to clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.
 
Awards & Recognition
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The Best Lawyers in America 2009-2017, Listed in Florida for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, and Securities Regulation Law
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2006-2016, Listed in Florida for Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Business/Corporate
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, Listed for Business Law
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
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David Doney quoted in Tampa Bay Business Journal, "Top local attorneys assess legal trends impacting Tampa Bay businesses now," February 29, 2016
 
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Stetson University College of Law, Guest Lecturer, "Documents of the Deal - Mergers and Acquisitions," February 2016
 
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ACG Tampa Bay Annual Private Equity Update, Moderator, "A View From Inside Florida," June 26, 2014
 
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ACG Tampa Bay Annual Private Equity Update, Moderator, "A View from Outside Florida," May 23, 2013
 
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Akerman M&A Roundtable Series, Panelist, "M&A, Private Equity, and Capital Markets Update," Tampa, 2012
 
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STAR TEC Entrepreneurship Conference, Panelist, "Funding Strategies in the Current Economy," June 2009
 
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Hillsborough County Bar Association, Panelist, "Securities Law Basics," April 2007
 
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The National Multistate Tax Symposium, Speaker, "FIN 48: State Tax Insights," February 2007
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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The Florida Bar, Business Section, Member
 
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ACG-Tampa Bay, Board of Directors
 
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Salvation Army of Hillsborough County, Advisory Board and 13th Annual Tree of Lights Breakfast, Chairman
 
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Leadership Tampa, Class of 2005
 
Community Involvement
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Athletes and Causes, Board of Directors
 
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Hit Factory Baseball Club, Director of Pitching Instruction
 

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David M. Doney

Practice
Corporate
Education
J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 1991; cum laude, Stetson Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Phi Delta Phi
B.S., Jacksonville University, 1987; magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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