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David E. Hodge

David E. Hodge

Of Counsel, Manufacturing Team Leader

T (864) 751-7681
F (864) 751-7801
Overview

David Hodge has assisted Firm clients in achieving their business goals for over 25 years. For many of his clients, David acts as their general counsel and trusted advisor. Much like an in-house attorney, he provides overall strategic legal advice and integrates the services of other Smith Moore Leatherwood professionals as well as non-legal advisors in the overall planning process.  In addition to providing general business advice to a variety of private corporations and limited liability companies, he has extensive experience in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the financial industry.

David has helped clients in a variety of business matters, including acquisitions, divestitures, contract review, restructurings and financings, together with real estate matters such as property acquisition, leasing and financing. These matters have ranged in size and complexity from the formation of single-member, single-purpose limited liability companies to multi-national, multi-currency financings in excess of $100 Million.

Achievements
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law (2013-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Community
  • United Way, Loaned Executive
  • Greenville Hospital System, Ambassador
  • Greenville County Public Schools, Mentor
  • Coaching Youth Soccer and Church Basketball
Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S., 1982
  • University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, M.B.A., 1987
Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
Affiliations
  • South Carolina Bar Association, Corporate, Banking and Securities Section
  • American Bar Association, Business Section
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