Mr. Davis represents clients in matters relating to the
small business investment company program, domestic and international venture
capital, and private investment partnerships.
He has been actively involved in the private venture capital
industry for over twenty years, representing private equity funds and institutional
investors, in both domestic and offshore funds. In addition to his work
with private clients, Mr. Davis also acts as a consultant to government
agencies on matters related to the venture capital industry.
Earlier in his career, he worked as a consultant for the
U.S. Small Business Administration and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation
and was a Resident Counsel at The Ford Foundation.
Mr. Davis was a participant in the Federal Housing Finance
Board project on the new Federal Home Loan Bank authority to invest in SBICs.
He was also a participant in the Office of Advocacy project to develop model
investment documentation for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Mr. Davis has lectured extensively on the SBIC program,
venture capital investment, and many related subjects. In addition, he authored
or edited a variety of articles, including "Reference Materials
for the Small Business Investment Company Program".
Mr. Davis also wrote the content for www.sbicresources.com,
an Internet web site providing legal and regulatory resources for the small
business investment company industry.
J.D., Yale Law School, 1973
B.A., Yale University, cum laude, 1970
Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Memberships and Professional Activities
American Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, Associate Member
SBIC Reinvention Council of the U.S. Small Business Administration, 1995