David G. Krall
David focuses his practice on acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments and commercial loan transactions as well as counseling on general corporate matters. David also leads the firm’s legal project management initiative. In this role David leverages his experience as General Counsel of a manufacturing company where he pioneered the use of project management and lean six sigma methods to increase efficiency in complex interdisciplinary legal projects such as SEC reporting, acquisitions and divestitures and financing transactions.
Previously, David was senior vice president and general counsel of a US$750 million diversified manufacturing company with a portfolio of businesses in the automotive, aerospace, defense, pharmaceutical, nuclear power, construction equipment, semiconductor, semiprecious metal, solar power, aluminum foundry, environmental and mining industries. As the chief legal officer reporting to the president and chief executive officer, he developed strategies and structures for acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures; negotiated credit facilities and public debt offerings; advised the board of directors on various issues including corporate governance; implemented a corporate compliance program; supervised outside counsel in complex litigation; and supervised legal matters in the company’s chapter 11 reorganization. Prior to this general counsel position, David practiced with another large Midwest law firm for 13 years.
Structuring and negotiating numerous acquisitions and divestitures with transaction values up to US$750 million.
Structuring and negotiating a US$250 million credit facility and US$250 million of publicly traded debt securities.
Structuring and negotiating several international joint ventures with companies based in Russia, China, Turkey and Korea.
Acting as an integral member of a team that completed a chapter 11 restructuring of over US$700 million of debt and preferred stock and several hundred million dollars of asserted contingent liabilities, including complex environmental liabilities, in a 15 month period.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Cincinnati Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- American Bar Association