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David E. Cline



DC counsels clients on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters. He focuses on counseling high-growth companies and investment entities in a variety of industries on mergers & acquisitions, raising or investing capital, structuring and restructuring, governance, and succession and intergenerational planning.  

DC enjoys working with entrepreneurs and has been one himself previously, having co-founded multiple ventures over the years. He brings his experience and understanding of being in the shoes of a co-founder to his practical counsel with clients. DC is also a frequently-requested speaker at entrepreneurial events.


Representative matters include:

  • Advised an investment fund on its initial formation and offering.
  • Advised a family office in the formation of a special purpose investment fund for a pooled investment opportunity to its clients.
  • Served as lead attorney advising a technology company in a Series A investment round.
  • Advised clients on early stage financing, including equity and debt (non-convertible and convertible instruments) angel and institutional capital as well as accelerator program capital and participation.
  • Advised multiple sell-side clients in private equity roll up transactions. 
  • Advised a technology client in a reverse triangular merger with a strategic partner.
  • Advised early stage ventures on entity and domicile selection, redomiciling, and restructuring to accept investment.

Professional Activities

  • Mentor, Galvanize Inc., 2017-Present
  • Co-founder and Member, Board of Directors, Spark Boulder, 2013





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