Howard J. Davis is the Chair of the Firm’s Business and Finance Department. He represents clients in a broad range of transactions and acts as outside general counsel to numerous middle market and start-up companies.
Howard has an extensive background in representing buyers/sellers, investors, and issuers in mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and strategic alliances; and corporate finance transactions. During his more than 35 years of experience, he has been involved in more than 400 such transactions ranging from small seed capital investments to billion dollar dispositions.
Howard also is a trusted advisor to numerous middle market companies across a broad range of industries in his capacity as outside general counsel. In addition to handling their transactional needs, Howard advises these clients in connection with business divorce, business organization, corporate governance, commercial contracts, executive compensation, legal strategy, and succession planning.
University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1980)
Princeton University (B.A. 1977)
Recognition & Accomplishments
Howard has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions in the area of Corporate Law. In addition, he has been named by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as one of Pennsylvania’s top attorneys in Mergers and Acquisitions for numerous years.
He is a past recipient of the “Young Leadership Award” from the Federation of Jewish Agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Howard was an associate in the Business Department of the Philadelphia office of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP.
Howard serves in the following roles in the community: