David M. Jeffries

Outside Counsel

Dave is outside counsel and adviser to CBA. His firm, Fee & Jeffries PA, is a business law firm specializing in complex business litigation and commercial transactions.  Dave’s principal areas of practice include business transactions and corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and commercial agreements. In addition to assisting established businesses with day to day contractual relationships, Dave spends a significant amount of time helping entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate decisions related to launching a new business or product.

These decisions include the choice of a legal entity, the legal requirements related to raising capital, and the issues between the business owners which should be addressed in a shareholder agreement or operating agreement.

Prior to joining Fee & Jeffries in 2001, Dave was a shareholder in the Tampa law firm of Bush Ross, P.A., where he practiced in the transactional law department for over 12 years. Dave attended undergraduate school at Florida State University, where he graduated in 1985 with high honors and majors in both finance and multinational business. Dave then attended law school, also at Florida State University, where he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review. Dave graduated law school with high honors in 1988, and was elected to The Order of the Coif, a legal society whose members must, among other requirements, graduate in the top 10% of their class.

Dave holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest ranking available, and has been repeatedly named as one of Florida’s Legal Elite® by Florida Trend Magazine and Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay Magazine.

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