David M. Seifer

Practice Group Leader, Corporate & Finance
Area of Focus: Corporate
"[David] impresses clients with his knowledge of securities laws as well as his excellent command of both M&A and corporate governance. [He is an] exceptional and attentive lawyer, who is also commended for his responsiveness." - Chambers USA source
David M. Seifer
Practice Group Leader, Corporate & Finance

With 25 years of experience serving as trusted counsel to his clients, David Seifer has shepherded businesses of all sizes through a wide range of strategic business and corporate matters, earning him the reputation of "the business person's lawyer". His diverse corporate practice - representing start-ups, emerging and development-stage business enterprises and entrepreneurs, and mature public and private companies - allows him to effectively advise clients at all stages of their businesses. His practice's focus includes securities offerings, corporate governance, periodic securities reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and general contract negotiations, spanning industries such as life sciences, medical devices, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals, technology, blockchain and distributed ledger, and banking and financial institutions.

Q & A
Looking at the industries with which you work, have any of them experienced a seismic shift that demonstrates the importance of your practice?
Many of my clients are in the life sciences industry, which includes everything from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostic tests, to cutting-edge biotech. The COVID-19 pandemic handed this industry a challenge that tested its ability to instantaneously pivot to addressing a critical demand. The overnight switch in research and development, clinical trials, manufacturing and commercialization in terms of business models, product lines, and logistics required extraordinary heavy lifting from corporate attorneys who were working on the legal backend and strategically advising clients to facilitate such a massive operational shift for this industry.
There has been a significant uptick in business and wealth relocation to South Florida over the last several years. What has struck you the most about this wave of migration?
People are making Florida their primary residence and bringing their businesses with them. In addition, much of the recent business migration is being driven by the tech sector. We have emerging businesses and established giants setting up permanent offices in South Florida, and they're bringing in a vibrant, diverse and highly skilled workforce.
  • University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1998
    University of Florida, M.B.A., 1998
    University of Florida, B.S.B.A., with highest honors, 1994
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi

    Business Institute Mentorship Program, Co-Founding Mentor

    North Miami Beach Little League

    Baseball Coach

    The City of Aventura Florida

    Soccer Coach

    United Way Miami

    Board of Directors, Member
    Tocqueville Society, Member
    Executive Committee of Young Leaders, Former Chairman

    University of Florida

    Levin College of Law, Board of Directors of the Law Alumni Council, Member

  • Florida
  • Band 3, Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2009, 2011 - present

    Florida Super Lawyers, 2011 - present

    International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000), Highly Regarded – Florida, M&A, Capital Markets: Equity, 2018 - present

    Florida Trend, Florida Legal Elite, 2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2018, 2022

    Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation, Fishel Family Award for Emerging Leadership, 2014

    Daily Business Review, Top Dealmaker of the Year – Corporate, Finalist, 2011

    University of Florida College of Law, Outstanding Young Alumnus, 2008

    United Way of Miami-Dade, Dorothy Shula Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, Finalist, 2006

    University of Florida Hall of Fame

    Florida Blue Key Leadership Honor Society

    Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary