David B. Guenther is a partner at Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick, P.C. in Ann Arbor. Prof. Guenther's practice focuses primarily on U.S. and international transactions, financing, corporate governance, and succession planning for privately held companies. He is experienced in public and private company mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital, angel and impact investing, and other transactions for established, emerging, and startup business clients and nonprofits.
Prof. Guenther graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, in 1999 and from Kenyon College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in 1984. He received a master's degree in Germanic languages and literature from Duke University in 1997. He also studied classical philology at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany, from 1995 to 1996. Following law school, he was an associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York (1999 to 2001) and Frankfurt, Germany (2001 to 2004).
Prof. Guenther served as an intern in the legal department of the former German Federal Securities Supervisory Office, now part of the Germany Ministry of Finance, in Frankfurt during fall semester 1998. He also taught English at a rural secondary school in Kenya, East Africa, from 1986 to 1987.
Prof. Guenther is the current chair of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a member of the board of directors of Dixboro Village Green, Inc. and Michigan Nonprofit Housing Corporation and chair of the Superior Township Planning Commission. He is a member of the Michigan and New York State bars.