David E. Gardels


Husch Blackwell LLP
13330 California Street
Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68154

Tel: 402.964.5027

Email: david.gardels@huschblackwell.com
Web: https://www.huschblackwell.com/

An accomplished transactional lawyer, David is a trusted advisor as companies pursue growth, acquisitions, mergers or dispositions. His emphasis is renewable energy, especially ethanol, biodiesel and wind.

David represents investment bankers, developers and owners of renewable energy projects, providing specific counsel that meshes with their business direction. David’s noteworthy industry accomplishments include:

  • Advising Texas-based Benefuel in a joint venture for development of refineries that operate with Benefuel’s patented technology for generating high yields of biodiesel from low-cost feedstocks.
  • Counseling public and private ethanol companies with all aspects of finance and operations, including strategic partnerships, senior secured debt facilities and public and private debt and equity.
  • Representing advanced biofuels companies in the development stage with matters that included debt and equity financing, procurement of technology licenses and technology scale-up.

In securities and corporate governance, David has broad experience with a variety of private and public debt and equity securities, including initial public offerings and convertible debt structures for public and private companies. He assists clients in all aspects of corporate governance, including board and committee operations, for public and private companies. Additionally, David represents early-stage and growth-stage technology companies with full life-cycle support and capital formation.

In investment management, David has represented advisors and public and private companies, both open and closed-end funds, in all aspects of investment and compliance, including structuring of fund complexes, exemptive orders, company registration, business development company (BDC) elections, ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, SEC examinations, Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) applications and administration, portfolio investments, corporate governance and fund mergers.

“David Gardels is widely recognized as one of Nebraska’s leading corporate lawyers, impressing observers with his handling of M&A, securities offerings and corporate governance matters. Clients describe Gardels as “an excellent commercial attorney” and “a concise communicator who is very knowledgeable and has broad experience with joint venture agreements and partnerships.”
Chambers & Partners