David Scileppi is a shareholder who leads Gunster’s Securities & Corporate Governance practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and general corporate law.

David focuses his practice on securities law. In furtherance of his focus on securities, David created and serves as editor of the widely read securities blog, www.thesecuritiesedge.com. David has extensive experience in securities matters, including advising clients with regard to their private and public offerings of securities (including initial public offerings) and their ongoing disclosure obligations.

He has taken companies public as an attorney and, while an auditor with KPMG LLP, as an accountant. David serves on the Securities Law Committee of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals. He speaks regularly at conferences and is frequently quoted in the press on securities law issues.

David’s clients include both publicly traded and private companies. He works closely with executive officers and boards of Directors during critical phases of a company’s life cycle, such as capital raises and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2009-15
  • Florida Trend, “Legal Elite,” 2007-12, 2014-15
  • Florida Trend, “Up & Comer,” 2007-12
  • Achieved highest score on the Florida Bar examination, 3rd DCA, February 2003
  • “Internal Sources of and Limits on Governance Authority,” Essentials 2015, The Society of Corporate Secretaries, January 2015
  • “Private Companies: Governance and Compliance – Part 1,” Essentials 2015, The Society of Corporate Secretaries, Orlando, FL, January 2015
  • “Best Practices for Responding to SEC Comment Letters,” Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2014
  • “Fundamentals of Corporate Governance,” Essentials 2015, The Society of Corporate Secretaries, Orlando, FL, January 2014
  • “Governance Implications of Dodd-Frank and PCAOB Rulings,” Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Tampa, FL, October 2013
  • “Changes to Private Offerings Under Rule 506,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, Boca Raton, FL, September 2013
  • “Conversation with the Board of Directors,” Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Atlanta, GA, September 2013
  • “Securities Law Update,” Florida Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 2013 “7th
  • Annual Bank Director Workshop, ” National Association of Corporate Directors and the American Association of Bank Directors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2013
  • “Securities and Corporate Governance Law 2012 Update,” Gunster Client Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2012
  • “Cyber Crowdfunding,” Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami, FL, December 2012
  • “JOBS Act Changes to the Securities Laws,” National Business Institute, November 2012
  • “Managing Regulations and Disclosures: 2012 Changes in Securities and Corporate Governance Law,” 17th Annual Client Conference presented by Bridgeway, Orlando, FL, October 2012
  • “What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About the JOBS Act When Developing Their Business Plan,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association Annual Business Plan 101 Panel, Boca Raton, FL, October 2012
  • “Hot Topics for Smaller Company Legal Departments,” TheCorporateCounsel.net Podcast Audio Programs, September 2012
  •  “Deregistration Under The Jobs Act,” TheCorporateCounsel.net, Podcast Audio Program, May 2012
  • “6th Annual Bank Director Workshop,” National Association of Corporate Directors and the American Association of Bank Directors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2012
  • “Essentials Seminar,” Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Orlando, FL, February 2012
  • David is an editor and regular contributor to The Securities Edge, the securities and corporate governance blog focused on securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market business. He is also a regular contributor to the Gunster blog and Boardroom Brief.com.
  • “Changes to How Companies Raise Capital are Significant,” Daily Business Review, October 2, 2013
  • Quoted in “Rules Lag for Small Stocks Offering Law,” Daily Business Review, April 10, 2013
  • Quoted in “Is the JOBS Act a Bust?,” Compliance Week, March 5, 2013
  • Quoted in “NYSE and Nasdaq Propose Compensation Committee Independence Standards,” Inside Counsel, December 2012
  • Quoted in “Reactions Mixed on SEC Proposal on Marketing of Private Placements,” Compliance Week, September 5, 2012
  • Co-author, “The JOBS Act – Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. A ‘Potential Game Changer,’” special Gunster summary white paper, April 2012
  • “Healthy Bank Mergers Unlikely to Drive Industry Consolidation,” Daily Business Review, April 18, 2012
  • “New Law Lets Small Businesses Use Crowdfunding,” Associated Press, April 11, 2012
  • Quoted in “JOBS Act to Bring Hedge Funds Into Advertising World,” Law 360, March 29, 2012
  • “Dodd-Frank Still Affects Proxy Season Heading into 2013,” Daily Business Review, January 25, 2012
  • Quoted in “2012 Will Be Another Busy Year in Regulation and Compliance,” Compliance Week, January 3, 2012
  • Quoted in “Not a Beautiful Friendship: Perfecting the Chair-CEO Balance,” Agenda Weekly, November 21, 2011
  • Quoted in “Dodd-Frank Facing Legal Challenges,” Insurance News, October 28, 2011
  • Quoted in “SEC Faces More Scrutiny After Court Spiked Rule,” Compliance Week, August 23, 2011
  • Quoted in “More Legal Challenges to Dodd-Frank Could Be in the Works,” Compliance Week, August 30, 2011
  • “Anonymous Corporate Defamation Plaintiffs: Trampling the First Amendment or Protecting the Rights of Litigants?” 54 Fla. L. Rev. 333 (2002)
  • Unpublished master’s thesis: “The Fifth Amendment: A Journalist’s New Best Friend?”
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Leadership Broward Class XXVII
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Securities Law Committee

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