David R. Mayer

EXECUTIVE vice president

Office: 402.933.9416


David Mayer is a founding member of Dvorak Law Group and serves as the firm’s Executive Vice President, chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. 

Dave serves as general counsel for his clients, managing their legal issues across all of the firm’s practice areas. He helps clients solve complex and challenging legal issues, working with other legal, accounting, insurance, business, and banking experts on a broad spectrum of corporate and business matters. In managing his clients’ relationships with the firm, Dave leverages more than 20 years of experience, counseling them in a broad range of business opportunities including, business entity formation and structuring, corporate governance, supply chain management, loan transactions, real estate matters, commercialization of intellectual property assets and the review, drafting and negotiation of all forms of business contracts.  

Dave works closely with transportation clients on various types of matters, including business development, business management, and strategic planning.  In addition, he has vast experience in the oversight of litigation counsel across the United States. 

Dave advises clients in responding to audits initiated by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and other governmental agencies in response to PPP loan forgiveness applications, and in handling disputes and appeals relating to loan forgiveness denials and partial denials made by the SBA. 

Dave is recognized worldwide for his mergers and acquisitions experience, he negotiates and implements transactions of varying structures and sizes on local, national, and international levels. In 2021, Dave was awarded the prestigious “Legal Advisor of the Year” award by The M&A Advisor.  

Outside of his legal practice, Dave strongly believes in philanthropy and community service, serving on multiple boards and advocating for causes he believes in. He serves as an international transition team member for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and participates in trade missions for the State of Nebraska. Dave is the firm’s representative with Legalink, an international legal network of over 70 independent business-oriented law firms, and is composed of 4,000 legal professionals.

Representative Experience

Strategic Transactions

  • Sale of a regional trucking company to an international public transportation company
  • Multiple acquisitions of oil and gas transportation companies by large national transportation company
  • Acquisition of a minority interest in an industry leading meat packing plant
  • Acquisition of multiple regional and local automotive dealerships
  • Multiple sales, acquisitions and restructurings of healthcare staffing companies, including minority interest acquisitions and debt restructuring transactions
  • Multiple acquisitions and sales of multiple durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supply companies
  • Multiple acquisitions of international distribution companies in Norway, Canada, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates
  • Multiple sale transactions involving national insurance companies to a large strategic acquirer
  • Sale of a medical technology company to a public dental products and equipment company
  • Multiple acquisitions and sales of national and regional fitness centers

Private Equity Transactions

  • Sale of a roofing company to a private equity firm in a transaction that valued the roofing company in excess of $120 million
  • Sale of an industry-leading roofing insurance company to private equity sponsor backed company
  • Sale of a majority interest in a consumer products company to a large private equity firm in a transaction that valued the consumer products company in excess of $400 million
  • Multiple bolt-on acquisitions of portfolio investments for a United Kingdom based private equity firm
  • Formation and securities matters for a private equity firm focused on the real estate and agricultural industry
  • Sale of medical clinical trial company to large UK private equity sponsor backed company
  • Sale of regional industrial contractor specializing in piping to large family office
  • Sale of construction company specializing in installation, fabrication and designs of doors, frames and related specialty products
  • Sale of a Colorado based transportation company that provides distribution services to the Rocky Mountain region  

ESOP Transactions

  • Sale of a New York based services company to an ESOP
  • Sale of a regional underground utilities and heavy highway construction company to an ESOP
  • Sale of a regional automotive repair services company to an ESOP
  • Sale of a regional residential and commercial construction company specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning services to an ESOP


  • Advises clients on antitrust concerns and prepared antitrust compliance program and related materials
  • Advises clients on compliance with state and federal franchise laws and state business opportunity laws
  • Drafts and negotiates contracts, including prime contracts, subcontracts, employment agreements, and other various business agreements for national and local construction clients  
  • Advises clients across multiple industries on compliance with state licensing laws and implemented programs for ongoing regulatory maintenance
  • Drafts materials and workmanship warranties for clients
  • Drafts and reviews various domestic and international sales representative, distributor, product development, manufacturer and supply agreements for clients
  • Negotiates various license and technology development agreements for clients
  • Advises clients regarding state and federal advertising and other laws with respect to advertising materials
  • Represents international clients in establishing U.S. headquarters and collaborating with immigration specialists to address immigration matters for such clients
  • Represented, as ordinary course counsel, a large group of media companies leading up to, through and out of a bankruptcy proceeding
  • Represented large multi-national manufacturer in drafting an updated form distributor agreement and related standardized form documents and policies and advised client regarding roll-out strategy related thereto

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

  • Business Ethics Alliance, Chair and Governing Board Member
  • Association of Corporate Growth, Board Member
  • Marian High School Board of Directors
  • Merrymakers, Board President
  • Midwest International Trade Association (MITA), Board Member
  • Nebraska Diplomats
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha Class 35
  • CHI Foundation, Board Member
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Awards & Recognition

  • TOYO Award Winner, 2013
  • The M&A Advisor “Legal Advisor of the Year,” 2021
  • The M&A Atlas Awards “Lawyer of the Year,” 2023


Practice Areas

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business and Corporate
  • Intellectual Property/Technology
  • Banking/Finance
  • Estate/Wealth Planning
  • Real Estate

Bar Admission

  • State of Nebraska


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
    • Creighton Law Review (1998-1999)
    • Moot Court Board (1999-2000)
    • Creighton Legal Writing Clinic, Staff Member
  • University of Northern Colorado, B.A., 1996

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