David Urso

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

$ $$$

New York 10036 NY US

David D’Urso acts as outside general counsel to several private equity funds, advising the funds and their portfolio companies with respect to their M&A and other transactional activities.

He regularly advises on:

  • Leveraged acquisitions
  • Follow-on acquisitions and rollups
  • Growth equity investments
  • Debt financings.

His clients rely upon him to bring commercial pragmatism and a strong understanding of their business goals to every matter.

David has handled matters across a range of industries, including:

  • Aviation
  • Food and beverage
  • Financial services
  • Construction
  • Media
  • Insurance
  • Health and wellness.


  • Advises specialty lenders on financings and other debt investments.
  • Represents private equity funds, family offices and their portfolio companies in complex merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and financings.
  • Leads a wide variety of public and private transactions.

Representative Work:

  • Advised in the recapitalization of a national fitness operating company through the purchase of all of the portfolio company’s outstanding lien indebtedness.
  • Advised in the acquisition and related financing of a national newspaper publisher.
  • Advised on a “back door” initial public offering (IPO) of a regional homebuilder, as well as in related financing.
  • Negotiated on behalf of a client in the acquisition and related financing of a merchant funding lender.
  • Counseled in the sale of a regional specialty grocer and gourmet food market.
  • Advised in the acquisition and related financing of the entire sale-leaseback portfolio from a commercial lender.
  • Represented a client in the acquisition and related financing of a fractional ownership aviation business.
  • Assisted in warehouse financing for, and equity investment in, a commercial mortgage lender.
  • Assisted with the sale of a re-insurance company to a strategic buyer.
  • Provided counsel in the sale of a “for profit” education provider.


  • Member, New York Bar Association.


  • J.D., Case Western University School of Law, 1996
  • B.A., Binghamton University, State University of New York, 1992
  • M.A., St. John’s University, 1995

Bar Admissions:

  • New York



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