David Waizer, who is chair of Day Pitney's Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice group, represents venture capital funds and emerging growth companies in formation, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters, with specific experience in the cybersecurity, telecommunications, retail, cloud and analytics industries. He routinely handles matters related to corporate law and governance, executive management, board relations and negotiations. David has negotiated more than $1B in commercial and licensing transactions and led numerous mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He also has experience representing public companies and handling securities matters.
Prior to joining Day Pitney, David served as General Counsel for a venture capital firm and as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for a $100M+ revenue, venture-backed online retailer. In these roles, he was responsible for all legal matters, as well as human resources and assessing and implementing business development opportunities.
Representation of emerging companies and investors in various rounds of financing, including SAFEs, Convertible Notes, Series Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C rounds
Provide general counsel services to emerging companies, including structuring equity plans and grants, creating template licensing agreements and negotiating vendor contracts
Formation of several venture capital funds focused on early stage investments
Representation of a fund in its early stage investments in cybersecurity and other high technology portfolio companies
Representation of a venture fund in the sale of its portfolio companies
Negotiation of multi-year, multi-million dollar global licensing agreements with a number of Fortune 100 companies
Creation of corporate whistleblower policies and management and oversight of related internal investigations
Negotiation of employment agreements with CEO, CFO, and other members of executive management for venture-backed companies
Resolution of a customer lawsuit into a multi-year, multi-million dollar comprehensive services agreement, expanding the scope of the relationship