David A. Stoops focuses his practice on corporate law, advising a broad range of businesses in various industries, from emerging growth technology companies to publically traded finance companies, in complex business transactions and general corporate compliance matters. David specializes in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, domestic and cross-border transactions, commercial contracts and other strategic transactions representing private equity funds, family offices and independent sponsors, in addition to private and public corporations.

David is a member of the Board of Directors of the GRYD Foundation, a nonprofit public-private partnership (PPP) with the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, and has spoken as a guest lecturer on the topic of corporate law at the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator. Prior to law school, David was a product manager in the correspondent lending division of a large international bank.

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  • Represented a global private equity firm with its various acquisitions, mergers, dispositions and carve-out transactions.
  • Advised a large US based family office in its various investor-side financing transactions and related fund formation matters.
  • Represented a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm in a variety of corporate finance transactions for its numerous portfolio companies.
  • Advised a top 10 Amazon e-commerce company in its strategic acquisition of an electronic accessories seller.
  • Represented a private, family-owned business in its acquisition of one of the largest meat and feed businesses in California.
  • Advised a publicly traded technology company in its private placement and related negotiations with respect to a cross-border joint venture and licensing contract.
  • Represented a provider of curated digital outdoor maps in its domestic and cross-border acquisitions of numerous competitors.
  • Served as regular corporate counsel to a startup retail company.
  • Advised various founders in the legal formation and structuring of their companies and the related drafting of their operating, commercial and equity incentive agreements.


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2007


  • California, 2016
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