David R. Ludwig

Shareholder, Business Group Chair

Seasoned Business Transaction Attorney

Dave has more than 35 years of experience handling complicated business and financial matters. He represents small- and mid-sized companies and financial institutions in business transactions, corporate finance, commercial lending, and real estate matters. Dave focuses on the forest and keeps transactions moving forward so they close in a timely and efficient manner.   
He likes his practice mix because every business and every transaction is different, so he is constantly gaining insights for future matters.  Dave especially enjoys working on mergers and acquisitions. He has represented both sides so can recognize fundamental terms and clauses that should be included or omitted when documenting these transactions. While the closing process is intense, he finds this work interesting and rewarding.

Little Known Facts:  Past President of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony  | In a surprise write-in campaign he was elected to the Eugene soil and water commission but did not accept because was in law school  | Desires to be a political aide in retirement  |  Daughter is currently in law school


Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated

Selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America® 2019-2022 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list 2020-2021 for Business-Corporate law See more News See more Articles Print Bio

Representative Matters

Corporate and Corporate Finance - Mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities laws matters, and general transaction matters such as forming entities, structuring, negotiating, and drafting all types of agreements (purchase and sale, licensing, shareholder, employment, limited liability, and other commercial agreements) and providing corporate governance and general business advice and counsel
Representation of one of the sellers in a $27,000,000 sale of an onion processing business
Representation of a major alarm company in a $25,000,000 alarm account acquisition from a Texas based alarm company
Representation of the buyers in a $14,000,000 acquisition of a division of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
Representation of the purchaser in a $7,000,000 acquisition of a music distribution business
Representation of the seller in a $3,100,000 sale of a leasehold interest in an aircraft manufacturing plant
Representation of the seller in a $7,250,000 sale of a hotel and restaurant
Real Estate - Acquisitions, leasing, and real estate financing

Representation of the buyer in a $3,300,000 acquisition of commercial property located in Portland, Oregon
Representation of the seller in a $27,000,000 sale of a condominium complex in Bellevue, Washington

Commercial Lending - Drafting and negotiating loan and lease documents

Representation of the lender in a $40,000,000 revolving credit facility for an optical instruments manufacturer
Representation of the lender in a $4,575,000 construction financing for veterinary hospital and clinic


University of Oregon School of Law (J.D. 1978)
University of Oregon (B.A. Economics, 1975)


Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar


Oregon State Bar
     Business Law Section
     Securities Regulations Section 

News & Events



We are proud to announce that ten of our attorneys have been named as Best Lawyers® 2021 in eleven practice areas. READ MORE



We are pleased to announce five of our attorneys have been recognized as 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. READ MORE

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