David C. Spialter

Of Counsel


Dave Spialter practices health care law and is involved in the firm's general corporate finance, securities and public finance practice. He is experienced in leveraged leasing, leveraged buyouts, cross-border financings, and interpretation of Ohio laws. David is also experienced in equipment financing (aircraft, rolling stock, and ocean-going vessels). He structures hospital and physician joint ventures and has served as lead attorney on diverse corporate restructurings and other sophisticated corporate transactions, including those involving the establishment of holding companies and the spin-off of subsidiaries.

In addition, he represents lessees, debt and equity participants, letter-of-credit banks and builders in leasing transactions and financial institutions, and borrowers in unsecured loan transactions and real estate financings, and serves as underwriters' counsel, bond counsel, company counsel and issuer's counsel in numerous public offerings involving both public and private securities.

Dave served as business counsel, a member of the executive staff, and chief of the opinions section of the office of the Attorney General of Ohio (Lee Fisher) from 1992-1993. While in this position he had primary responsibility for all bond and similar financing transactions in which the Attorney General was involved.

Professional & Community Activities
  • President, Congregation Agudas Achim, 2005-2006; Member, 2001-2002, 2004-2006; Member, Congregation Tifereth Israel, 1989-1990
  • President, Harvard Club of Central Ohio, 2001-2003; Member, 2001-2003
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Trustee, Ballet Met Columbus, 2000-2007
  • Adjunct Professor, Ohio Dominican University MBA LEAD Program, Business Ethics, 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, Capital University School of Law, Computer Law, 1984 - 1985
  • Proficient in Russian, French, Spanish, Hebrew and Serbo-Croatian
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2006–2018
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers (Health Care; Business/Corporate; Tax: Business), 2005–2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace Red Book of Bond Counsel
  • Listed, Columbus' Best Lawyers, Business First's "The Verdict"
  • Columbia University (J.D., 1977); Editor, Columbia Law Review, 1975 - 1977; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Recipient, Carter, Ledyard & Milburn Prize; Teaching Fellow, Civil Procedure and Trade Regulation; International Fellows Program; Tutored first-year students
  • Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 1974)
  • Attended Rutgers College, 1970-1971
  • University of Zagreb, 1973 summer program in Serbo-Croatian
  • Indiana University, 1972 summer Russian institute
  • Completed computer crime prosecution training program, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Department of the Treasury
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