Dave Sorin is the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice and managing partner of McCarter’s East Brunswick office.
His practice focuses primarily on privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises… as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them.
Named one of New Jersey’s Best Lawyers by New Jersey Monthly Magazine, 2012-2015
Inducted into the New Jersey Technology Council Hall of Fame, 2011;
Named to the Legal Elite, 2012-2015;
Named Best Attorney for Growing Businesses by New York Enterprise Report, 2011;
Named a Super Lawyer in both Metro NY and NJ in Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions in 2012-2016;
A national leader in the representation of issuers in Initial Public Offerings, rated #1 in New Jersey from 1993-2006;
Nationally-ranked practice for the representation of “Hot Growth” America (#2 in 2000);
Recipient of the NJTC John H. Martinson Technology Supporter Award
Dave has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized by well-known periodicals for a unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment. He also brings to bear his broad range of knowledge and experience in counseling enterprises and investors in diverse emerging growth markets, technology industries (including software, information technology, e-commerce, cybersecurity and communications), and life sciences. Many of the companies he represents are well-known names throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
One industry-leading publication has recognized Dave as one of New Jersey’s top 100 business people, categorizing him within an “elite group” of executives who “are the voices of their industries.” He was later identified by another industry publication as one of the region’s “top deal makers.” Chambers USA, an international guide to lawyers and law firms, called Dave the State’s top corporate lawyer. Most recently, SmartCEO Magazine named McCarter the large law firm of the year in the tech and tech-enabled industry sector and named Dave the leading lawyer in the industry.
Dave co-founded the law firm of SorinRand in 2009, was Managing Partner of the New Jersey and New York law offices of Buchanan Ingersoll Professional Corporation and of the Princeton office of Hale & Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale LLP), as well as a corporate practice area Vice-Chair. In addition, he served as a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University, teaching Entrepreneurial Law, Legal Issues for Start-Ups, Venture Capital and Corporate Governance. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law, teaching Accounting for Lawyers and Mergers & Acquisitions. He began his legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Dave, who is a frequent speaker, panelist, and author on issues of interest to the emerging growth and middle market sectors, also is a Certified Public Accountant.