David M. Otto has extensive experience in corporate law and finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, public and private securities offerings and private financings. His strengths include originating business, identifying, structuring and closing transactions, developing financial and operational analysis and providing strategic vision and project leadership. And he has made significant accomplishments in corporate finance and joint ventures, securities offerings and compliance, locating and negotiating financing for companies at various stages of development and creating and executing strategic plans for entrepreneurs, founders and start-up and emerging growth companies in various industries.
In June of 2011, Mr. Otto co-founded, and is the sole Managing Partner at, Martin Davis, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington. Martin Davis, PLLC serves privately-held and publicly traded technology-based start-up, emerging growth and middle-market companies with a focus on securities, corporate formation and governance, corporate finance, business recapitalization and restructuring and transactional matters. Prior to his work at Martin Davis, PLLC, Mr. Otto was the President and founder of the Otto Law Group, PLLC.
Representative transactions completed by Mr. Otto include an initial public offering for a digital technology company, acquisition and financing of an education services and products public company, private financing for the expansion of a window coverings manufacturer and “reverse” mergers and financings for companies in the medical and pharmaceutical products, alternative energy, environmental products and services, security technology, alternative power and gas production, internet domain and network construction and plastics recycling industries. Mr. Otto also handles ’34 Act compliance work for several technology and service businesses, share exchanges and filings for publicly held companies, renders opinions regarding various financings and acquisitions and advises businesses on entity governance and fiduciary standards, commercial contracts, executive employment agreements and intellectual property transfers.
In October 2008, Mr. Otto formed Otto Capital, LLC. Otto Capital identifies and secures private equity, venture capital and debt financing for startup and emerging growth companies.
Mr. Otto’s work with Otto Capital centers on the development and completion of business plans, financial projections, corporate and capital structure and early stage investments. Additionally, Otto Capital, in evaluating and undertaking prospective opportunities, applies a proprietary framework for analyzing the principal elements of, and better ensuring the likelihood of success with respect to, a particular business. This framework, created by Mr. Otto, is known as the Business Assessment Matrix and is used as an analytical and transactional device in connection with the design and establishment of a business plan, capital structure, operational team and financing.
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