Law School - Vanderbilt University (TN)
Bar Admission - 9/24/1982
Law Office Locations:
Birmingham, Mobile, Montgomery, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi
Geographic Areas Served:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi
David Dowd serves as the leader of the firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Group.
Areas of Practice:
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Planning & Succession
Intellectual Property & Technology
American Bar Association
Alabama State Bar
Birmingham Bar Association
Member, Executive Committee
J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
A.B., Dartmouth College
David Dowd is listed in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in America publication in the area of Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law.
David Dowd is a member of the American Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar, and the Birmingham Bar Association. He completed a three year term of service on the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association in 2010. Mr. Dowd is a member of the 2012 class of Leadership Birmingham. He serves as the President of the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club, where he has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. David Dowd is a member of the Executive Board of the Greater Alabama Council (Boy Scouts of America); the Chairman of the Vulcan District of the Greater Alabama Coucil; and is serving his second three year term (2010-2013) on the Alumni Council of Dartmouth College.
David Dowd recently concluded seven years of service as the Scoutmaster of a Boy Scout Troop in Birmingham that was founded in 1942. In 2010, he organized a Venture Scout Crew, which is a co-ed Scouting unit for youth ages 14-20. Mr. Dowd serves as the Advisor, or primarily adult leader, for that Venture Crew. He also serve as Chairman of the Vulcan District of the Greater Alabama Council. David Dowd is also a member of the Dartmouth Club of Alabama, the Birmingham Venture Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club.
David Dowd offers the following advice to law students: "Take a wide variety of courses; don’t assume that your career will involve the legal specialty that seems attractive to you when you are in law school."
David Dowd serves as the leader of the firm’s Corporate and Tax Practice Group. Mr. Dowd counsels clients in all phases of business and corporate law and regularly handles substantial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and other equity financings, and securitization transactions.
David Dowd has extensive experience in transactions involving manufacturing and distribution concerns, as well as the health care industry, and in representing buyers and sellers of businesses in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.