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David F. Waterman

1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Sherry Okorowski

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. 


  • Touchstone "Lifetime Achiever Award," 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 - 2017
  • 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

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Alternate biographies




  • 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



DFW MH 2016