At Jaffe Counsel, David Jaffe puts his decades of legal and business experience to work for the firm’s clients:

  • Advising general counsels on the restructuring of in-house legal departments
  • Assisting the expansion of large, public companies into Europe
  • Advising small, private companies on international expansion into Europe, South America and Asia

  • Forming start-up companies with a complex governance structures
  • Advising co-owner relationships during the sale of businesses
  • Advising general counsels on strategic plans
  • Advising entrepreneurs on estate planning issues

Prior to founding Jaffe Counsel, David worked on a variety of projects, including:

  • Joint venture formation and exits in the U.S. and 10 countries in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and the Middle East
  • Acquisitions and dispositions in the U.S. and 13 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, including friendly and hostile acquisitions of public companies
  • Greenfield projects in the U.S. and 12 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America
  • Serving as general counsel of a publicly traded affiliate of Guardian
  • Financing transactions in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and North and South America
  • Drafting and implementing executive compensation plans
  • Recapitalizations, restructurings and reorganizations
  • Responding to government investigations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East, on a variety of subjects
  • Major disputes, including international arbitration, antitrust class actions, patent and trade secret cases, and commercial disputes
  • Leading internal investigations on a number of compliance and other topics
  • Leading communications during an environmental remediation project
  • Adding audits for training and culture to innovative environmental audit programs


David’s legal and business experience has spanned the globe, and he has worked on projects in the countries highlighted below.