David M. Serepca

David M. Serepca heads the corporate and transactional practice of MCMAHON SEREPCA LLP. He advises and represents operating and investment companies and their stakeholders in corporate, partnership, securities and transactional business matters. He also brings extensive expertise as a general counsel across a broad spectrum of industries including electronics manufacturing, real estate, semiconductor, retail, telecommunications, biotechnology, medical device, biopharmaceutical, software and professional services.

M&A

Mr. Serepca represents clients in transactions on the ‘sell’ side and the ‘buy’ side, as well as numerous other stakeholders (e.g., founders, managers, board members, stockholders, other owners and employees).  He structures and advises on transactions using asset purchases, equity sales and statutory mergers. His deals involve cash and securities, as well as all forms of business entities. These tax-sensitive transactions range from sales of non-operating assets to acquisitions of going concerns involving large public companies.

Finance

Mr. Serepca represents clients in corporate and commercial finance transactions, both on the company and investor side.  He routinely advises in equity financings, including founders’ rounds, angel investments, venture capital financings and public offerings, as well as debt financings, including bridge financings and bank financings, both secured and unsecured. He has also represented clients in complex structured financings involving real estate, equipment, special purpose entities and trusts, such as leveraged leases, revenue bonds and Islamic Shari’ah compliant transactions.

Commercial Transactions

Mr. Serepca extensively represents clients in commercial transactions, including structuring and executing customer contracts, supply agreements and licenses, as well as in ongoing global reseller arrangements and other distribution relationships. He represents clients in commercial leasing matters, including commercial real estate (e.g., office, manufacturing and retail), and has extensive experience in specialized equipment leasing transactions (e.g., manufacturing and transportation equipment, such as ships and aircraft).

General Counsel

Mr. Serepca’s practice includes regular attendance of board meetings as general counsel and advising operating companies in all aspects of general legal compliance and administration, including coordination with and/or management of other counsel.  He provides general corporate, partnership and securities representation and advice under corporate laws (e.g., California and Delaware), as well as under federal and state “blue sky” securities laws applicable to issuers, resellers, broker/dealers, and their agents.

Professional Activities

Mr. Serepca is a former member and officer of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, serving on numerous subcommittees. He is a Primary Contributor to The Handbook for Incorporating a Business in California (2005), a Report by the Corporations Committee, and an Update Author (2006) and Author (2007-2012) for Choosing the State of Organization in Selecting and Forming Business Entities, a CEB publication. 
Mr. Serepca’s other distinctions include serving as special advisor to the California Cyberspace Law Committee (2006-2007); member of the Corporate Counsel Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association (Chair 2007); member of the CEB Business and Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee (2007-2008); member of the Cornell Alumni Association of Northern California.

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