Dave brings more than 40 years of practical business and management experience to his law practice. His priority is to always first evaluate the context of a client’s needs to ensure the costs of a transaction or other representation do not exceed the value to the client; his focus is equally on “should we” as on “can we.”
Dave is a shareholder and member Neider & Boucher’s Board of Directors and leads the firm’s business law practice group. He has represented clients nationwide in the acquisition and sale of businesses in transactions up to $250 million, but equally enjoys working with smaller local businesses on their deals under $1 million. Dave serves as outside general counsel for several growing businesses. Prior to earning his law degree, Dave was a management and business development consultant in the banking industry and held both insurance and securities licenses. He owned and built several businesses including an electronics import/wholesale company and a boat dealership. He represents a wide-range of clients in complex business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and other business-related matters. Dave has an exceptional ability to reduce even the most complex matters to simple terms, making it easier for his clients to navigate difficult or stressful situations.
J.D. (cum laude), 2005, University of Wisconsin – Madison Law School
M.B.A., 1989, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
B.B.A., 1982, University of Wisconsin – Madison
United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Wisconsin State Bar Board of Governors – 2020
Wisconsin State Bar Audit Committee – 2017 to Present
Wisconsin State Bar Finance Committee – 2015 to 2017
Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellow
CLE Instructor, Wisconsin State Bar (Advanced Contract Drafting)
Speaker, Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (Hemp Law, Business Transactions)
Featured Seminar Speaker (Buying and Selling Small Businesses, Business Transactions)
Mendota Yacht Club (past Commodore)
Lake Monona Sailing Club
U.S. Sailing Association
University of Wisconsin Alumni Band
Dean Foundation (past member of Board of Directors)
Member of the ad hoc design committee for the renovation of the UW-Madison Memorial Union.
HONORSS & RECOGNITIONS
Wisconsin State Bar President’s Award (2017)
Citizen’s Recognition Award – Madison, Wisconsin Police Department (2012)
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Dave comes from an entrepreneurial family. His dad, Sam Gorwitz, invented the original Pooper Scooper. For fun, Dave plays the piano and trumpet in local jazz bands and continues to compete in local, national, and international sailing events. On Wisconsin!