Managing Principal, David Asmus, brings more than 40 years of professional experience in business transactions counseling to his clients.
His experience includes advising buyers, sellers, equity investors, and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, capital raise efforts, succession planning and related transitional matters. He was a partner in a Chicago-based national law firm where he represented business ownership interests and local, regional, and national banks as well as commercial finance groups regarding a wide range of financial and transactional matters. Following retirement from his equity partnership position, he joined a Scottsdale, Arizona based M&A advisory firm where he continued to advise businesses on buy and sell side matters.
Over the course of his professional career he handled numerous complex M&A transactions as well as workout, restructuring, and reorganization matters for lenders and business interests.
Education: Asmus received his J.D. from St. Louis University and his B.A. from Saint Ambrose University in Iowa.
David is a member of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (“AMAA”), where he serves as Vice Chair of the AMAA National Advisory Council. He served as Chair of the Conference/Events Committee of AMAA and chaired the semi-annual national conferences in 2020 and 2021.
David is an adjunct lecturer on “Legal Aspects of M&A Transactions” at Pepperdine University in California and University of Tampa in Florida.
From 2016-2019, David served on the Saint Ambrose University Alumni Association Board of Directors. In 2020, he was invited to become a member of the President’s Advisory Council at Saint Ambrose where he continues to serve his alma mater.