David C. Spialter

Of Counsel

Biography

Dave Spialter is Of Counsel with Bricker & Eckler and a member of the Health Care group. He practices health care law, and is also 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. He 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
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Trustee, Ballet Met Columbus (2000 - 2007); Harvard Club of Central Ohio (2001-2005, President, 2001 - 2003); Congregation Agudas Achim (2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2006, President, 2005 - 2006); Congregation Tifereth Israel (1989 - 1990)
  • 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 and Columbus Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (health care law) 2006-2015; The Verdict (Columbus' Best Lawyers); Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011, 2013-2014
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace "Red Book" of Bond Counsel
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Law (1994 - 1995 edition)
Education
  • 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 of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center of the Department of the Treasury
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