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Assistant Professor



David is the Chairperson of Central Michigan University's Entrepreneurship Department and is the Director of CMU's one-of-a-kind Master in Entrepreneurial Ventures (MEV) program.

David’s main research interest is the financing of entrepreneurial ventures. David has authored articles published (or forthcoming) in law journals like the Howard Law Journaland Indiana Law Journal Supplement.  David has also authored articles published (or forthcoming) in top-rated business law journals like the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and the N.Y.U. Journal of Law & Business.

In the classroom, David teaches undergraduate and masters level courses in law, entrepreneurship, and venture development. In addition to David's teaching duties, David takes an active role in CMU's New Venture Competition ("NVC"), helping to mentor student venture teams.

Prior to joining CMU, David was an attorney at Foster Swift Collins & Smith, P.C. in Lansing, Michigan, where he advised: (1) businesses of all sizes on mergers and acquisitions, and (2) start-up and emerging entities on the breadth of legal questions they face.  David is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the University of Michigan.

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., University of Michigan