Practice Areas
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1977
  • Western Michigan University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1975
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Illinois

David R. Selmer

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David concentrates his practice on general corporate and securities law matters. He has worked on a broad range of transactional matters, including securities private placements and public offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and general contract negotiations. In recent years, he has represented several European stock and derivatives exchanges and other foreign entities with respect to various international acquisitions, joint venture, investment and regulatory matters.

In addition to his practice, David was actively involved for a number of years with an Advisory Committee of the Illinois Secretary of State drafting legislation and advising the Secretary on corporation, partnership and limited liability company statutes under his jurisdiction. This Committee was disbanded in 2005, but the work of the Committee has continued through an Institute of Illinois Business Law which is under the sponsorship of the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

David has authored and co-authored several articles on corporate and securities matters.

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Chairman, Illinois Secretary of State Business Corporation Acts Advisory Committee (1999-2001), and member of its successor committee, the Institute of Illinois Business Law, (2005–Present)
  • Member and Former Chairman, Chicago Bar Association, Corporation and Business Law Committee
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, Derivatives Law Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section on Business Law