David E. Corbitt

Partner

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David E. Corbitt

Partner

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Dave Corbitt is a Partner at Krieg DeVault LLP, serving as the Governmental Services Department Chair and a member of the firm's Business, Public Finance and Governmental Affairs Practice Groups. His practice is concentrated primarily in municipal finance, economic development, governmental affairs and the transactional areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate law and strategy. Furthermore, he has spent a significant amount of time assisting clients in respect of a variety of general corporate matters including, but not limited to, matters concerning corporate governance, choice of entity, dissolution, corporate finance, corporate control and operation with specific emphasis on the needs of privately and closely held businesses. Mr. Corbitt has also had primary responsibility as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, disclosure counsel and general counsel in respect of a variety of bond financing transactions; served as principal negotiator and representative in connection with economic development transactions and projects; negotiated, developed and prepared policies and procedures relating to tax increment financing and related funding and projects between municipal departments and private business; and provided guidance to clients with respect to laws, rules, regulations and regulatory matters relating to tax increment financing, new market tax credits, charter schools, governmental affairs and procurement, master and sub-franchise arrangements, public-private partnership, legislative action, banking, investment advisers and broker/dealers.

Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for the largest service provider to the Indianapolis International Airport in connection with the negotiation and documentation of the Management Agreement between the airport and service provider regarding the operation of the Central Energy Center, which facility is the airport heating and cooling utility; including the negotiation of a $30 Million credit facility
  • Negotiated and documented the purchase (through a $7.1 Million stock sale transaction) of a local telephone and broadband service provider
  • Serves as lead counsel to Indianapolis-Marion County Building Authority providing guidance in respect of matters relating to governmental regulations and operational contract issues, maintenance and management agreements, real estate, government finance, and procurement regulations
  • Served as counsel to an Indiana-based parent company in connection with the analysis, negotiation and documentation of the $21 Million acquisition of a chemical distribution company under the laws of the territory of Puerto Rico
  • Organized, managed and documented the formation of foreign distribution subsidiaries (or other business operations) within and under the laws of Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China
  • Represented angel investor in connection with an investment exceeding $3 Million in convertible securities of a start up company that provides access technologies to television and cable service providers

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana (J.D., cum laude, 1997)
    • Indiana Law Journal, Associate Member
  • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut (B.S., 1994)
    • Recipient of Scholar-Athlete Award for Academic Achievement

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana, 2001
  • Illinois, 1997

Board Membership

  • Capital Improvement Board of Managers of Marion County, Indiana, Vice President
  • Indiana Sports Corp., Board of Directors
  • John H. Boner Center, Board of Directors
  • Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center, Board of Directors
  • Maurer School of Law, BLSA Alumni Association, Advisory Board
  • Indianapolis Bar Association's Diversity Task Force (Former Member and Diversity Job Fair Subcommittee Founding Chairman)
  • Board of Education, Metropolitan School District of Pike Township, Indianapolis, IN (Former Member)

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association (Member)
  • Indiana State Bar Association (Member)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Forty Under 40 Award Recipient - Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2011

Seminars and Presentations

  • Business Acquisition Transactions (Moderator and Presenter)
  • Diversity Pipeline Presenter (Indianapolis Bar Association)
  • MBE/WBE and Buy Indiana (Economic Development Workshop)