David Strong (Dave) is co-chair of the Federal Tax Practice Group and the Tax Department at Morrison & Foerster. Dave is also the managing partner of the firm’s Denver office and he works closely with transaction teams across the firm, including teams located in Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington D.C.
Dave’s nationally-recognized areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, restructurings, distressed situations, and initial public offerings and other types of capital markets transactions. Throughout his career, Dave has worked on transactions across a broad range of industries, including consumer, health care, manufacturing and industrial services, media and entertainment, mining and natural resources, real estate, technology, and internet and telecommunications.
Dave is the past chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and a frequent speaker on corporate and other tax matters at local, regional, and national seminars and continuing legal education programs. Dave is also an adjunct professor and member of the faculty at The University of Denver Law School (Graduate Tax Program), where he teaches a class on corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, recapitalizations, and restructurings.
Dave received his J.D. from Stanford Law School and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Prior to moving to Denver, Dave worked for several years as both a transactional tax attorney and as an investment banker in New York City.