David Kern - Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLC

David Kern

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 330-258-6489

  • Joined the Firm as an associate attorney in 1996. Mr. Kern was elected partner in 1999. He served as Co-Chair of the Business Practice Group from 2000 through 2006.
  • Mr. Kern has experience in the following areas:
    • Corporate mergers and acquisitions
    • Private equity and venture capital transactions
    • Corporate reorganizations
    • General corporate representation
    • Corporate fundraising through debt and equity instruments
    • Tax planning
    • Representing closely-held businesses, start-up technology companies and physician groups
    • Planning and reorganizing for-profit and not-for-profit entities
    • Consulting and designing, Employee Stock Ownership and deferred compensation plans
    • Sophisticated estate planning, and succession planning for individuals with particular expertise in closely-held businesses and their owners
    • Analyzing and implementing charitable planning to effectuate corporate dispositions
    • Designing family limited partnerships and limited liability companies

Tulane UniversityBS 1983The Ohio State UniversityBSBA 1990Capital University Law SchoolJ.D. 1990Georgetown University Law CenterLL.M 1992
Akron Council on World AffairsStewart's Caring PlaceHumane Society of Greater Akron FoundationAkron Tax and Estate Planning CouncilCity of Akron Holocaust Commemoration CommitteeLeadership OhioAmerican Bar AssociationOhio State Bar AssociationAkron Bar Association

Office Location

3800 Embassy Parkway, Suite 300
Akron, OH 44333
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Akron Metro Area2009 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Akron Metro Area
David Kern has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!David Kern has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates