Amal U. Dave
Amal advises companies and investors on strategic transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financing transactions, across a variety of industries, including restaurants and hospitality, alcoholic beverages, airport concessions, and banking and financial services. Additionally, he advises public and private companies on commercial agreements and corporate governance matters.
Amal has a passion for early stage companies and their investors as well as companies in the food and beverage industry. Accordingly, he co-leads the Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Business industry group and is a member of the Firm’s Beverage and Food industry group.
As a result of his consistent dedication to his clients’ commercial objectives, he was named a national leader in the field of mergers and acquisitions in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Legal 500 US.
Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Amal was a business analyst in Capital One’s Marketing and Analysis division. He emphasized on commercial objectives as the driver of legal decisions and identifies practical solutions to complex transactional problems.
Life Beyond the Law
Amal enjoys spending his free time exploring Washington, DC with his wife Shital, and playing baseball, softball and the tabla, which are classical Indian drums. Amal speaks Gujarati fluently.
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia Bar
- New York Bar
University of Virginia School of Law, JD, 2009University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, BS, 2003