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Dave is a corporate lawyer, serial entrepreneur, and investor who helps companies grow from startup to exit strategy.  He has over 30 years of experience in international projects, tech, military, intelligence, and government contracting, energy, (solar, wind, and other renewables and conventional energy) corporate law, M&A, business plans and raising capital, finance, non-profits, litigation, and lobbying. 

Dave was a founder and CEO of SkyBuilt Power (world’s first solar/wind plug-and-play prepackaged systems for military, intel and commercial customers), formerly General Counsel and Director of International Programs with the American Gas Association, helped create and was an officer in what is now a $2B publicly traded investment fund, and is counsel to the Natural Gas Supply Association and on the Executive Committee of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (US and international renewables, natural gas and energy efficiency and climate change). 

He has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and lectures on corporate and startup law, business, and finance at incubators including 1776dc, General Assembly, and WEWORK, and with entrepreneurial programs at MIT’s Entrepreneurial Forum (Member of the Advisory Board), Cornell, and Georgetown University.  

He is a founder of and General Counsel to foundations and is on the boards and mentor to tech and other companies and trade associations. His clients range from socially conscious fashion design firms and real estate developers to military, intelligence, cyber, and other business interests in the US and internationally. 

Formerly, he was with the Office of Management and Budget, National Security Council; and was a Trial Attorney, Chief of the Special Activities Unit and Special Asst. to the Asst.  Atty. General, US Dept. of Justice where he won the Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award. He served with Smathers and Merrigan Attorneys, and worked on Capitol Hill. Dave is an A/V rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards for 20 years, author of many publications, including Energy Law and Transactions (7 vols., LexisNexis), “The 7 Secret Keys to Startup Success,” (Skyhorse/Simon & Schuster), and holds numerous patents. Georgetown Univ. (BSFS) Georgetown Law (JD) and Cornell Law.