Lawyer Image

David F. Waterman

Partner
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Direct419.321.1212
Fax419.241.6894
dwaterman@slk-law.com

Assistant

Sherry Okorowski
Direct419.321.1273
sokorowski@slk-law.com

David F. Waterman has extensive experience in representing closely held business enterprises, serving in a general counsel capacity and advising both the business and its owners in connection with tax and general corporate matters.  Dave is most active representing parties in the start-up, acquisition, disposition and financing of business interests, and the implementation of growth strategies through joint ventures, venture capital financings and private placement funding.

 David is the former Chairman of the firm's Management Committee. 

Honors

  • Touchstone "Lifetime Achiever Award," 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - 2018
  • Best Lawyers, "Toledo Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • Best Lawyers, "Toledo Corporate Lawyer of the Year," 2009
  • Toledo Business Journal, "Who's Who in Toledo Area Law"
  • AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo, Trustee
  • Lourdes University, Trustee
  • Rotary Club of Toledo
  • Alumni Schools Committee of Northwest Ohio, Princeton University, Chairman
  • CoreNetwork Angel Investor Group, Advisory Board
  • Imagination Station, Toledo, Trustee and Chairman
  • Northwest Ohio Regional Growth Partnership, Trustee and past Chairman
  • ProMedica Innovations Board, Advisor; Member, ProMedica Finance Committee
  • Rocket Ventures, Board of Directors
  • The University of Toledo Center for Family Business, Advisory Committee
  • The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Advisory Board
  • Toledo Community Foundation, Board Chair
  • United Way of Greater Toledo, 2015 Campaign Chair
  • Inverness Club, past President
  • St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Foundation, past Chairman
  • State of Ohio Third Frontier Commission, former Trustee
  • The Toledo Rotary Foundation, past Chairman

News Releases

08.17.2017Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
08.16.2016Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2017
10.23.2015David Waterman Honored with Touchstone Lifetime Achiever Award
08.19.2015Shumaker Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America® 2016
02.09.2015Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Announces Leadership Transition
09.05.2014Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
08.21.201483 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015
08.15.201383 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
09.12.2012Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
08.28.201281 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Lawyers Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
10.21.2011Best Lawyers' 2012 Lawyers of the Year
09.15.2011Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Toledo Area Law” Recognition
09.07.201170 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America® 2012
08.12.201070 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011
07.29.2010Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Selected for Toledo Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Area Law” Recognition

Alternate biographies

Industries


Assistant


Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan, 1975
  • B.S.E., summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1971

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 1979
  • Illinois, 1975

Languages


Advisors


DFW MH 2016

Waterman_Best_Lawyers

Waterman_Lawyer_Of_The_Year_2012