David I. Albin

David I. Albin

David I. Albin

T: (203) 325-5031 - F: (203) 325-5001

David Albin is a partner of Finn Dixon & Herling representing clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities law and general representation.

Mr. Albin has significant experience representing private equity and venture capital groups, as well as public and private companies, in their acquisition, disposition, investment, formation and other activities. Clients for whom Mr. Albin has recently provided merger transactional advice include Capital Partners, Warwick Group and Return Path, Inc. Recent representative transactions would include the purchase of special purchase manufacturers for a private equity fund, the purchase of automobile parts suppliers for a private equity fund, the disposition of a family-owned oil industry supply company with substantial Persian Gulf operations to a private equity backed competitor, the disposition of several locations for a private equity backed medical services company and the purchase of various e-business entities for a venture capital backed client.

Mr. Albin has also provided a number of public companies with advice regarding their securities law matters and both public and private companies with advice and counsel on a wide range of corporate governance, contract and other matters. Clients for whom Mr. Albin has served in the role of outside general counsel are engaged in a wide range of activities and industries including medical devices, health care services, e-commerce, government procurement, and food and beverages.

Mr. Albin is a leader in state and federal bar activities. He has served as Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee for which he is currently serving as Chairman of the Private Equity Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee and has also served, among other tasks, as Reporter of the Model Asset Purchase Agreement with Commentary, as a panelist for the National Institute’s annual Mergers and Acquisitions Seminar and Chair of the Programs Committee.

Named "Band 1" for Corporate/M&A in the state of Connecticut by Chambers USA (2011-2019)

Named the "Best Lawyers' 2016 Stamford Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2014 (view the selection criteria)

Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009-2018 (view the selection criteria)

Leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, Securities, Securities Regulation, 2006-2018 (view the selection criteria)

Reporter, "The Model Asset Purchase Agreement with Commentary" published by American Bar Association, 2001

The Importance of Absolute Clarity in Drafting the Indemnification Provisions of Purchase Agreements, Deal Points – The Newsletter of the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, Vol. II Issue I, 1997

Recent Cases on Registration Rights Provisions, Deal Points – The Newsletter of the Negotiation Acquisitions Committee, Volume III, Issue 3, 1998

What Makes Private Equity Deals Different? -- Business Law Section of the ABA, 2017

What is Market in Public M&A -- Lessons Learned From the ABA's Mergers and Acquisitions Committee's Recent Deal Points Survey, Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, 2011

Panel discussion with Michael Brown, Senior Manager of Corporate Development, Facebook, Yale Entrepreneurial Society, 2011

Negotiating Business Acquisitions, ABA National Institute, 2000 - 2009, 2018

Ethical Issues in M&A Transactions, American Bar Association, 2005

Everything You Say Can and May be Used Against You: Tips for Sharing Privileged and Competitively Sensitive Information During the Due Diligence Process, ABA

Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions, 2003

Asset Acquisitions, American Bar Association, 2001

Buying and Selling a Company, The Seminar Group, 2001

Venture Capital Transactions, The Seminar Group, 2000

Selling the Troubled Company, Association for Corporate Growth, 1998

Securities Laws & Initial Public Offerings, Connecticut Association of Certified Public Accountants, 1992-1994


  • Yale Law School, L.L.B., 1984
  • Trinity College, B.A., 1981, Phi Beta Kappa, with honors

Bar Admission

  • Connecticut, 1984

Court Admission

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

  • Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, 1984 - Present
  • Chair of Private Equity Subcommittee, 2015 - Present
  • Chair, Programs Committee, 2009 - 2015 
  • Task Force on Model Asset Purchase Agreement 
  • Task Force on Revised Model Stock Purchase Agreement 
  • Task Force on Manual on Acquisition Practice and Procedure

Connecticut Bar Association
Section of Business Law

  • Chairman, 2006 - 2008
  • Vice President - Programs, 2002-2006