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David F. Raynor

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Biography

David Raynor’s practice focuses on the general representation of businesses of varying sizes and diverse industries, with a concentration on corporate law, employee benefits and state taxation. David has extensive experience in the negotiation and consummation of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses ranging in value from $200 thousand to in excess of $100 million. He is a frequent lecturer on employee benefits law, particularly on the rules and regulations applicable to employee stock ownership plans.

David is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Biography

    David Raynor’s practice focuses on the general representation of businesses of varying sizes and diverse industries, with a concentration on corporate law, employee benefits and state taxation. David has extensive experience in the negotiation and consummation of acquisitions and dispositions of businesses ranging in value from $200 thousand to in excess of $100 million. He is a frequent lecturer on employee benefits law, particularly on the rules and regulations applicable to employee stock ownership plans.

    David is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • David’s civic involvement includes serving as a board of governors member for the Ohio State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section (1999-present); chairman of the Legislative Review Subcommittee; fellow of the Akron Bar Association Foundation (1991-present)
    • Member of the Akron Bar Association Foundation’s board of governors (1995-2001 and former treasurer from 1996-2001); member of the board of trustees (1988-1994) for the Akron Community Theater (n.k.a. the Akron Civic Theater); Leadership Akron’s Class XI, and The United Way of Summit County’s Allocation Panel in 1980.
    • David is also active with Old Trail School, serving as trustee emeritus (2001-present); on the board of trustees (1995-2001), treasurer (1996-1999), chairman of the Finance Committee (1996-1999), chairman of the Buildings and Grounds Committee (1999-2001); and member of the Old Trail School Foundation Board of Trustees (1996-1999).
    • David is a member of the Akron, Ohio State and American Bar Associations.
  • Articles & Presentations
    • David is a noted speaker, appearing on numerous occasions with the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio Legal Center Institute, the Ohio Employee Ownership Institute and Brouse McDowell’s Labor Committee Seminars.
  • Representative Engagements
    • Acquisition of the assets of a plastic compounding plant in Orange, Texas
    • Acquisition of an engineered plastics manufacturing business in Nashville, Tennessee
    • Separate line of business analysis and election for large multi-state holding company with over 20 retirement plans
    • Establishment of employee stock ownership plan for professional engineering firm
    • Representation of professional corporation in connection with contested audit of profit sharing plan
    • Recapitalization and sale of shares of a telecommunications products distributor to venture capital concerns
  • Distinctions
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Business & Commercial, and Securities — 2013
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey as listed in the Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships) — 2017-2018