David M. Martin
David handles strategic commercial real estate finance, acquisition and disposition transactions, corporate and banking acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial lending, and real estate restructuring matters.
Through his experiences as both outside counsel and general counsel for a major commercial finance company and a development-stage telecommunications company, David has developed an informed perspective on supporting and achieving a client’s goals and objectives. His time as a general counsel gives him a novel understanding of the issues and challenges faced by in-house attorneys, including those conducting business internationally. With more than 30 years of experience representing companies in numerous industries, David is well-positioned to provide clients with comprehensive legal advice to help them efficiently achieve and maximize their business objectives.
David is a member of Arent Fox’s Executive Committee.
David represents commercial banks, lenders, institutional investors, and other owners, developers, and managers of real estate and real estate-related investments. In addition, David represents investors, asset managers, banks, and private funds in a broad range of commercial finance and related transactions, including senior secured debt transactions, mezzanine finance transactions, and preferred equity and debt transactions.
A former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Commercial Lending for CapitalSource, David worked closely with the publicly-traded company’s structured finance, health care, and corporate finance business units.
Before joining CapitalSource, David served as President and General Counsel of New World Network, an international telecommunications company that developed and operated a submarine fiber optic cable system interconnecting the United States and 16 Latin American countries. David advised and managed the company on business, strategic, and legal issues during its formation, capitalization, financing, development, transition into an operating company, financial restructuring, and ultimate sale.
Life Beyond the Law
David is a board member of the CapitalSource Charitable Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Connelly School of the Holy Child, and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Maryland Carey School of Law. He also provides pro bono services for the DC Schools Fund.