David F. Birke

David F. Birke

Akerman LLP

Recognized since 2019

Miami, Florida

Practice Areas

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

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David Birke serves as co-chair of Akerman’s M&A and Private Equity Practice Group. David’s practice focuses on representing private equity funds, family offices and their portfolio companies in complex acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, restructurings, growth capital investments, and debt and equity financings. David’s wide ranging practice also encompasses representing other private and public companies with corporate governance, joint ventures, executive compensation, and general commercial matters. David brings a unique, pragmatic and solutions-oriented perspective to his client’s transactions; an approach shaped through numerous complex transactions coupled with his experience counseling clients as a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen.

Prior to joining Akerman, David was a member of the corporate group of an international law firm, where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, primarily for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. Before practicing law, David was a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen, where he advised clients in the healthcare, waste management, technologies, manufacturing, and hospitality industries.

  • Three Brickell City Centre, Suite 1100
    98 Southeast Seventh Street
    Miami, FL 33131
  • 201 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1800
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., graduated 2005

Akerman LLP
Miami, Florida

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Corporate Law


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