Jeffrey M. Davis

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Jeff is partner and co-chair of Moses & Singer's Corporate/M&A practice and of the Hospitality practice.  He advises on a broad range of general corporate matters affecting middle market companies, such as marketing services, media, healthcare, consumer products, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. He is particularly focused the legal needs facing the advertising and public relations industries and the hotel and hospitality industries, identifying and solving potential risks unique to these businesses.

Jeff provides assistance in negotiating financing transactions such as equity, venture capital, and public and private debt.  He has substantial experience advising clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, employment and compensation arrangements, licensing agreements, and the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, divestitures, financings, and general corporate law. 

Jeff’s extensive experience representing advertising and public relations firms includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and general corporate law. 

For the hotel and hospitality industry, Jeff assists owners, developers and operators in the negotiation of management, technical services, and trademark licensing agreements.  He represents large hotel and leisure companies as well as private investors.

In the healthcare industry, Jeff had advised healthcare institutions, healthcare providers, and others providing services to the healthcare industry in a wide range of activities, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, investments, negotiation of contracts (including for the provision of publishing and media and marketing services) and other related matters.

Jeff is recognized as an AV Preeminent® lawyer and one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®.  He was selected as a finalist for the 2014 New York Smart ESQ Attorney of the Year Award sponsored by Smart CEO Magazine.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Representative Matters

  • Represented Republica, a leading independent multicultural agency in the U.S., as well as its principals, in connection with an investment by the Havas Group, a leading global communications agency.
  • Represented HZ, one of the largest independent, digitally driven, integrated creative agencies in the U.S., and HZ's principals, in their sales transaction with BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a subsidiary of WPP and a leading global communications agency.
  • Represented SCOUT, a full-service marketing communications firm focused on healthcare and consumer marketing, in their deal with The Stagwell Group.
  • Represented software solutions specialist Pierry, Inc., a US-based agency with specialization in optimizing campaigns in Salesforce Marketing Cloud, in their deal with WPP Group-owned subsidiary Wunderman.
  • Negotiated the sale of Zubi Advertising, a multicultural advertising agency, to GTB Agency, LLC, a subsidiary of WPP Group.
  • Negotiated the sale of substantially all of the assets of John St., a Canadian-based advertising agency to an international advertising and media agency
  • Handled the sale of substantially all of the assets of a North Carolina-based advertising and public relations agency to a major advertising consortium.
  • Represented 72andSunny LP, a Los Angeles-based advertising agency, in the sale of a majority interest in the business to MDC Partners.
  • Handled the sale of a substantial interest in the business of a Detroit-based advertising agency, to MDC Partners.
  • Advised on the sale of a majority interest in the business of a New York-based media buying company to MDC Partners.
  • Representation of a rubber and chemicals company in several acquisitions of complementary businesses throught the United States.
  • Private equity financing of a Tennessee-based durable medical equipment and infusion company.

Testimonials

Jeff has been amazing in getting this deal done. I will be singing his praise songs. What I really liked about Jeff's apporach is not what cannot be done, but if there is a challenge how it will be worked out.

Ashish Toshniwal
Y Media Labs

I’ve trusted Mr. Davis with one of the most important transactions of my career, the negotiation and sale of the company I built.  It is clear to me that Jeff did an outstanding job. 

I believe Jeff Davis is one of the best lawyers I’ve ever worked with for a variety of reasons including his ability to see not just the legal aspects of the transaction, but the business and emotional impact that goes along with it.

I met Jeff a short while before we entered negotiations to sell our company, TargetCast tcm, Inc.  He was recommended to me by my banking advisor.  Our long-term law firm was conflicted and could not handle our transaction so we needed to find an experienced lawyer who could help us maximize the value of our company.

Jeff took the project and acted as my lawyer, advisor, negotiator and partner all the way through.  His experience with transactions of my type allowed us to get to resolutions quickly and with confidence.  His knowledge and manner of operating eased our company’s executive committee as they prepared to relinquish control of the company they built.

Today, Jeff Davis continues his role as our legal counsel and our “life line” on all matters pertaining to our transaction. 

Steve Farella
Chairman
Media-Assembly

Capstrat's acquisition by Omnicom was a terrific accomplishment in a short period of time, when no doubt there were lots of competing interests. You and your associates were superb.

There was no doubt that your experience with the purchaser, the purchaser's law firm, as well as with the personality of David Wiener helped to move our deal along expeditiously. I know that you took personal care to make sure that the transaction was done properly. For that, I truly thank you.

We were well served by your diligence and dedication. If there is ever anything I can do to help you, I hope you won't hesitate to call on me.

Ken Eudy
Chief Executive Officer
Capstrat

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Biography

Jeff is partner and co-chair of Moses & Singer's Corporate/M&A practice and of the Hospitality practice.  He advises on a broad range of general corporate matters affecting middle market companies, such as marketing services, media, healthcare, consumer products, telecommunications, manufacturing, retail, and financial services. He is particularly focused the legal needs facing the advertising and public relations industries and the hotel and hospitality industries, identifying and solving potential risks unique to these businesses.

Jeff provides assistance in negotiating financing transactions such as equity, venture capital, and public and private debt.  He has substantial experience advising clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, employment and compensation arrangements, licensing agreements, and the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations, divestitures, financings, and general corporate law. 

Jeff’s extensive experience representing advertising and public relations firms includes mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and general corporate law. 

For the hotel and hospitality industry, Jeff assists owners, developers and operators in the negotiation of management, technical services, and trademark licensing agreements.  He represents large hotel and leisure companies as well as private investors.

In the healthcare industry, Jeff had advised healthcare institutions, healthcare providers, and others providing services to the healthcare industry in a wide range of activities, including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, investments, negotiation of contracts (including for the provision of publishing and media and marketing services) and other related matters.

Jeff is recognized as an AV Preeminent® lawyer and one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®.  He was selected as a finalist for the 2014 New York Smart ESQ Attorney of the Year Award sponsored by Smart CEO Magazine.

Professional Affiliations
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
Education
  • Tulane University Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • Columbia University (M.I.A.)
  • Columbia University (B.A.)
Bar/Court Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Texas
Representative Matters
  • Represented Republica, a leading independent multicultural agency in the U.S., as well as its principals, in connection with an investment by the Havas Group, a leading global communications agency.
  • Represented HZ, one of the largest independent, digitally driven, integrated creative agencies in the U.S., and HZ's principals, in their sales transaction with BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a subsidiary of WPP and a leading global communications agency.
  • Represented SCOUT, a full-service marketing communications firm focused on healthcare and consumer marketing, in their deal with The Stagwell Group.
  • Represented software solutions specialist Pierry, Inc., a US-based agency with specialization in optimizing campaigns in Salesforce Marketing Cloud, in their deal with WPP Group-owned subsidiary Wunderman.
  • Negotiated the sale of Zubi Advertising, a multicultural advertising agency, to GTB Agency, LLC, a subsidiary of WPP Group.
  • Negotiated the sale of substantially all of the assets of John St., a Canadian-based advertising agency to an international advertising and media agency
  • Handled the sale of substantially all of the assets of a North Carolina-based advertising and public relations agency to a major advertising consortium.
  • Represented 72andSunny LP, a Los Angeles-based advertising agency, in the sale of a majority interest in the business to MDC Partners.
  • Handled the sale of a substantial interest in the business of a Detroit-based advertising agency, to MDC Partners.
  • Advised on the sale of a majority interest in the business of a New York-based media buying company to MDC Partners.
  • Representation of a rubber and chemicals company in several acquisitions of complementary businesses throught the United States.
  • Private equity financing of a Tennessee-based durable medical equipment and infusion company.
Testimonials

Jeff has been amazing in getting this deal done. I will be singing his praise songs. What I really liked about Jeff's apporach is not what cannot be done, but if there is a challenge how it will be worked out.

Ashish Toshniwal
Y Media Labs

I’ve trusted Mr. Davis with one of the most important transactions of my career, the negotiation and sale of the company I built.  It is clear to me that Jeff did an outstanding job. 

I believe Jeff Davis is one of the best lawyers I’ve ever worked with for a variety of reasons including his ability to see not just the legal aspects of the transaction, but the business and emotional impact that goes along with it.

I met Jeff a short while before we entered negotiations to sell our company, TargetCast tcm, Inc.  He was recommended to me by my banking advisor.  Our long-term law firm was conflicted and could not handle our transaction so we needed to find an experienced lawyer who could help us maximize the value of our company.

Jeff took the project and acted as my lawyer, advisor, negotiator and partner all the way through.  His experience with transactions of my type allowed us to get to resolutions quickly and with confidence.  His knowledge and manner of operating eased our company’s executive committee as they prepared to relinquish control of the company they built.

Today, Jeff Davis continues his role as our legal counsel and our “life line” on all matters pertaining to our transaction. 

Steve Farella
Chairman
Media-Assembly

Capstrat's acquisition by Omnicom was a terrific accomplishment in a short period of time, when no doubt there were lots of competing interests. You and your associates were superb.

There was no doubt that your experience with the purchaser, the purchaser's law firm, as well as with the personality of David Wiener helped to move our deal along expeditiously. I know that you took personal care to make sure that the transaction was done properly. For that, I truly thank you.

We were well served by your diligence and dedication. If there is ever anything I can do to help you, I hope you won't hesitate to call on me.

Ken Eudy
Chief Executive Officer
Capstrat

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.