- University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1976, cum laude
- Dartmouth College, A.B., 1970, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Mr. Davis is a retired partner in the Vorys Columbus office and was a member of the commercial and real estate group. Mr. Davis had a broad real estate practice, representing developers and property owners in a wide range of activities, including acquisitions, leasing, construction contracting, and financing transactions. Mr. Davis also oversaw the operation of the Vorys wholly owned title insurance agency for more than 30 years.
Career highlights include:
- Representing a large commercial development on a $405 million securitized financing transaction, and on all major construction contracts
- Representing a small college on multiple acquisitions in connection with campus expansion projects
- Representing a large insurance company in connection with its recent headquarters expansion, including negotiating the design and construction management agreements
- Representing a national restaurant chain in connection with its recent headquarters relocation, including negotiating the land acquisition and design-build agreements
Mr. Davis is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association.
Mr. Davis received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School and received his A.B. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, Columbus Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, 2013
- Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2010-2012
- The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 1993-2013
- Ohio Super Lawyers, Real Estate, 2004-2014
- Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation since 1996
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
- 12/4/2013Eighty-one attorneys from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP have been named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. 57 Vorys attorneys were named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer and 24 Vorys attorneys were named 2014 Ohio Rising Stars.
- 12/17/2012Seventy-Seven attorneys from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease have been named 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 9/12/2012Six Vorys partners have been named 2013 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers. Each year, only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the Lawyer of the Year.
- 8/23/2012One hundred and twenty-six lawyers from Vorys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013.