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David G. Thunhorst

Partner, Executive Committee Member
T:404.420.4615
F:404.230.0975
dthunhorst@rh-law.com
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Assistant

Alma Wood
Direct 404.954.7547
awood@rh-law.com

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Member, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Order of the Coif, 1990
  • B.A., Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987

Judicial Clerkships

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1990
  • Georgia, 1996

Languages

Overview

David Thunhorst is a partner in Rogers & Hardin’s corporate group and advises companies and their boards of directors on mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and transactional matters, and corporate law.

David is recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading lawyer in Georgia in the Corporate/M&A specialties. He regularly advises companies in a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate financing and capital raising matters. In his representations of boards of directors and special committees, David counsels on matters relating to corporate governance issues, executive compensation, change of control transactions, proxy contests and crisis management. He also advises and counsels boards of directors as they evaluate and implement strategic alternatives.

Prior to joining Rogers & Hardin, David practiced with a prominent Delaware law firm.

Representative Experience

  • Represented the Board of Directors of a public real estate investment trust (REIT) in its evaluation of strategic alternatives and its strategic merger with another public REIT
  • Represented the Special Committee of a NASDAQ-listed company in connection with its sale of the company in a transaction valued at over $875 million
  • Represented the Board of Directors of a REIT in its evaluation of strategic alternatives and its public offering and listing on the NYSE
  • Represented a natural gas company on its acquisition of assets from a public utility
  • Represented the Independent Directors of a public REIT in connection with the acquisition of its external management companies
  • Represented a NYSE-listed company in connection with its acquisition of a division of another company in a transaction valued at over $500 million
  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed company in connection with a highly contested proxy contest for the election of directors
  • Represented numerous clients in the acquisition and sale of automobile dealerships throughout the United States
  • Represented a financially troubled shipping company in connection with the sale of its assets and settlement with its creditors
  • Represented a real estate developer in connection with the restructuring and work out of a series of financially troubled real estate development investments

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Corporate Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, Securities Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as a Leading Lawyer - Corporate/M&A
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® as a leading Corporate lawyer in Georgia