David Gitlin


Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
101 West Elm Street
Suite 400
Conshohocken, PA 19428

Tel: 610.629.6917

Email: dgitlin@rccblaw.com
Web: www.rccblaw.com

David Gitlin is a Partner at RCCB’s Corporate & Business and International Groups, with more than thirty-eight years of law firm experience.  He is a former Chair of the Corporate Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Emerging Growth Practice Group at major U.S. and international law firms.

David has represented clients in close to 300 M&A transactions in 18 countries, including many exits.  He has vast experience counseling foreign companies doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business overseas.  David also has handled many dozens of angel and venture financings, and has significant experience selecting and working with investment bankers.

David has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading M&A lawyer in Pennsylvania for the past 12 years, has also been ranked as a top venture capital attorney, and has been recognized as one of Philadelphia’s leading start-up attorneys.

David is a frequent speaker on the M&A process, venture capital term sheets, negotiating techniques, and bridging cultural gaps in cross-border transactions.

  • LLM, with honors, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981 (Gowen Award Recipient)
  • LLB, Tel Aviv Law School, 1979
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Israel
We counsel our clients in all areas of business and corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital financings, commercial transactions, debt financings and credit facilities, fund formation and alternative investments, restructurings and workouts, recapitalizations, technology contracting and licensing, securities transactions and securities law compliance, and general business structuring and corporate counseling.

Our business clients consist of start-up, emerging and established privately held and publicly-traded companies, private equity and venture capital firms, individual investors and family offices, entrepreneurs and company executives, commercial and institutional lenders, and investment advisers. We provide sound practical counsel for every life stage for our clients’ business ventures.

Our clients span a wide range of industries, including software and IT solutions, internet, social media, life sciences, including biotechnology, healthcare services and medical devices, energy, technology, transportation and logistics, digital printing and labeling, consumer and retail, telecommunications, investment management and financial services, real estate investment and development, and advertising and media.

At RCCB, we understand business from the inside out. Our Corporate & Business Group attorneys have also served as general counsels and in other roles for businesses, have worked at large firms and small, and, in founding RCCB, are entrepreneurs ourselves.

“We have been in the trenches ourselves, helping businesses start, run, and grow, and we believe that gives us added insight into the needs of our clients, helping us offer sophisticated advice that is practical, efficient, and effective,” said John Royer, RCCB Managing Partner.

We view business in a personal way, from personal experience. We look forward to assisting you with creative practical solutions that fit your goals-and those of your organization.

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC is a 40 lawyer, full service firm with offices in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

RCCB’s lawyers bring a wealth of prior experience to matters, ranging from large multi-national and regional law firm roles, to practicing in smaller entrepreneurial firms, to leadership positions, both legal and non-legal, within companies and clients. RCCB provides clients sophisticated, high quality strategic advice and legal counseling in a client-friendly and collaborative environment.

RCCB practices include corporate and transactional law, real estate, commercial litigation, IP licensing and litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, tax, trusts and estates, alternative energy and employment, ERISA, and employee benefits law.

Many RCCB lawyers have significant experience with cross-border transactions.


“David Gitlin regularly acts in cross-border M&A as part of his broad corporate practice. Sources hold him in high regard, labeling him a “strong lawyer” in the market.”
Chambers & Partners