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David A. Scherl

Chairman Emeritus and Of Counsel
Tel: 212.735.8716
Mobile: 914.907.2660
Fax: 917.522.3116
Email: dscherl@morrisoncohen.com

David is the Chairman Emeritus and Of Counsel of Morrison Cohen LLP, in the Firm's Corporate Department where his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private investment funds, and general company representation.  David served as the Firm's Chairman and Managing Partner from 2002 through 2019.

David regularly represents private equity, venture, growth capital, and leveraged buyout funds in connection with their fundraising/formation, investments, acquisitions, dispositions, and other activities; mezzanine debt providers and cash flow and asset based senior lending institutions in connection with their loan transactions and related activities; investment and merchant banks in a variety of matters including public and private securities offerings underwritten or placed by such institutions; hedge and other alternative asset investment funds in connection with their fundraising/formation and investment activities; and businesses in connection with their strategic acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, and securities offerings. He has considerable experience in the financing of development and growth stage companies in a variety of different industries, representing companies seeking traditional and non-traditional sources of financing. David also advises clients in connection with a wide range of commercial relationships and arrangements, including joint venture, distribution, licensing, partnership, and employment arrangements.

David joined Morrison Cohen in 1991, and later rejoined the Firm in 2001. He began his career at Clifford Chance (US), LLP, where he practiced until he joined Morrison Cohen for the first time. David rejoined Morrison Cohen in 2001, after having joined J. H. Whitney & Co., an investment manager of private equity, mezzanine debt, public stock hedge, and high yield bond and bank loan structured product funds. David was both a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer during his tenure at J.H. Whitney.

Professional Activities

Former Member and Officer, Board of Governors, Fenway Golf Club, Scarsdale, New York
Former Member, Board of Visitors, Northwestern University, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Former President, Board of Managers, Monarch Condominium Association, New York City, 1990-1994
Member, New York City Bar Association 



David is recognized as a leading practitioner for Corporate/M&A in New York by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business.