David M. Jeffries

David M. Jeffries


Business & Corporate Law

Securities Law



Mergers & Acquisitions



Florida State University

B.A. in Finance and

Multinational Business, with honors


Florida State University

School of Law, J.D. 1988, with high honors

Order of the Coif

Dave Jeffries’ principal areas of practice include business transactions and corporate law, with an emphasis on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial agreements, such as manufacturing and distribution agreements. In addition to assisting established businesses with their day to day contractual relationships, Dave spends a significant amount of time helping entrepreneurs and small businesses navigate decisions related to launching a new business or product. These decisions include the choice of a legal entity, the legal requirements related to raising capital, and the issues between the business owners which should be addressed in a shareholder agreement, operating agreement or partnership agreement.

Prior to joining Fee & Jeffries in 2001, Dave was a shareholder in the Tampa law firm of Bush Ross, P.A., where he practiced in the transactional law department for over 12 years. Dave attended undergraduate school at Florida State University, where he graduated in 1985 with high honors and majors in both finance and multinational business. Dave then attended law school, also at Florida State University, where he was a member of the Florida State University Law Review. Dave graduated law school with high honors in 1988, and was elected to The Order of the Coif, a legal society whose

members must, among other requirements, graduate in the top 10%

of their class.

Dave holds

an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, representing the highest ranking available, and has been repeatedly named as one of Florida’s Legal Elite® by Florida Trend Magazine. Dave’s current legal affiliations include the Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Dave has been active in a variety of community and civic activities in Tampa, including the Roosevelt Elementary Dad’s Club, Christ the King Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa, Inc. Dave is currently on the Board of Directors of Nicaraguan Christian Relief Ministries, an organization which provides educational opportunities, clothing, and household goods to the poor in Nicaragua.