David A. Grieme, Attorney

Legal Practice Areas:

Real Estate Transactions
Corporate Formation and Governance
Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Transactions and Secured Finance
International Business Transactions
Business Litigation

Overview

David has been practicing real estate and transactional law for thirty years.  He has a breadth of experience in asset-based finance, real-estate, contracts and business transactions.  His background comes from both large corporate law firm experience as well as in-house general counsel experience for mid-sized and larger companies and company groups.  He has documenting a wide variety of commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, and construction transactions.  His litigation experience includes guiding a successful federal lawsuit against nutritional supplement manufacturer on contract, right of publicity and Lanham Act claims, which resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict.

David’s emphasis, however, is on careful drafting and transaction structuring to avoid disputes, and on helping clients reach mutually beneficial settlements when disputes arise.

Education

University of Munich Law School, Munich, Germany
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar
1982 – 1983

Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina.  J.D.,
Juris Doctor
1980 – Dec. 1983 (Including DAAD Scholarship studies abroad)

Knox College
BS, Economics and Political Science
1978 – 1980
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, B.A., Cum Laude, 1980
Double Major:  Economics and Political Science

University of Missouri
Major:  Liberal Arts
1977 – 1978

Work History

Principal
David A. Grieme, PLLC,  , (April 2012 – May 2014)

General Counsel     
Nancy Blue 2U Family Ltd. Ptn., (Apr. 2012 – Apr. 2013)

Partner
Ryan Rapp & Underwood, (September 2009 – April 2012)

General Counsel     
Namwest, LLC, In-House Counsel (November 2005 – July 2009)

Senior Attorney
Hymson & Goldstein, (March 2005 – November 2005).

Senior Attorney, Head of Business Transactions Dept.
The Eagleburger Law Group, (May 2002 – March 2005).

General Counsel     
JPL International Trade & Development, LLC, and affiliated ventures,
Phoenix, Arizona (1999 – April 2002)

Of Counsel      
Streich Lang, Phoenix, Arizona (Dec. 1994 – 1999)
Corporate Lending and Real Estate Groups

[Hiatus from July 1992 to December 1994 during sabbatical for graduate studies]

Senior Attorney
Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, St. Louis, Missouri (1989 – July 1992)

Attorney
Bryan Cave, St. Louis, Missouri, London, England and Washington, D.C. (1984-1989)

Honors & Awards

Cum Laude
Knox College
May 1980

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholar
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Bonn, Germany
For the 1982 – 1983 academic year

Bar Memberships

Arizona Bar
1994 – Present

Missouri Bar
1984 – 1988

Washington, D.C. Bar
1987 – 1989

Language Skills

Proficient in German reading, writing and speaking skills.

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