David Menard is a partner in the firm’s corporate law practice, where he represents both private and public companies. Mr. Menard practices in the areas of private equity, emerging companies and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and commercial agreements, trademarks, copyrights and securities law. In the private equity and venture capital area, Mr. Menard has represented both companies and investors in debt and equity offerings, and has provided both pre and post-investment general corporate law guidance to emerging growth companies in various industries, including high tech, software, bio-science, manufacturing, audio and video, retail, steel and solar energy. In addition to equity financings, Mr. Menard advises clients on a variety of business matters throughout their life cycle, including formation, supply and sales channel contracts (such as U.S. and foreign manufacturing, distribution and sales arrangements, software and technology licensing, trademarks and branding, and equity compensation arrangements).
Mr. Menard has represented clients in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions involving both local and international businesses with small, medium and large market caps. Mr. Menard regularly works with the firm’s Health Care practice on transactional matters, and has advised hospitals, physician practices and health care industry associations on a variety of business law matters. In the securities area, Mr. Menard advises both privately and publicly-held companies with respect to the issuance of securities, including initial and secondary public offerings and shelf registrations, periodic SEC reporting matters, stock exchange listing standards, and ongoing securities regulatory matters.
Mr. Menard is currently on the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Venture Group. Mr. Menard is Chair of Murtha Cullina’s Entrepreneur Initiative, an outreach program geared towards early stage companies to provide business law advice and establish strong counseling relationships with fee structures designed to meet the early challenges faced by such companies. In addition, Mr. Menard is Chair of Murtha Cullina’s Business Breakfast Series, where firm attorneys and invited co-speakers present and discuss with guests a legal or financial business topic of interest.
Mr. Menard regularly makes presentations on a variety of business law subjects. The following is a list of his more recent topics:
• Crowd Funding
• Brand Development and Protection
• Equity Compensation for Employees
• Preparing Your Company for Sale
• Generating Revenue through Licensing
• Debt Financing
• Equity Financing
• Distributor and Dealer Arrangements
• Introduction to Asset and Stock Purchase Transactions
• The Purchase Transaction Agreement
• Doing Business in the Cloud
• Executive Employment Agreements
• Joint Ventures
Mr. Menard has also been interviewed by the printed press for his knowledge in certain areas of corporate law.
While at George Washington University Law School, Mr. Menard was the Senior Managing Editor of the “Public Contract Law Journal”. In addition, Mr. Menard completed internships with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and Major Crimes sections.