David G. Marks

David Marks has earned a reputation for closing deals by aligning economic interests on both sides of the transaction. David’s practice focuses on buy-side and sell-side private equity M&A, and he has extensive experience in healthcare, consumer products, and other industries. Over the past three years, David has played a key role in dozens of middle-market transactions of healthcare practices involving ophthalmology/optometry, dental practices, physical therapy, women’s health, gastroenterology and other specialties.

Private equity clients and investors value his counsel in recapitalizations, add-on acquisitions and roll-ups. Additionally, David represents private equity firms, investors and privately held companies in sales of portfolio companies and investments involving PE acquirers. Clients benefit from David’s ability to bring deals to successful conclusions despite the challenges often posed by the complex financing structures of private equity transactions.

Prior to joining Waller, David gained valuable experience as an associate in New York where he advised private equity firms, distressed businesses and major financial institutions in the design and implementation of sweeping operational and financial restructurings and the acquisition and sale of business segments and assets in some of the largest chapter 11 cases in recent history.



  • Member, Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations

Prior Affiliations

  • Associate, Jones Day, New York, N.Y., 2009-2014
  • Director of Policy Debate, Bronx High School of Science, 2006-2010


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2009
    • Columbia Journal of East European Law; staff editor, 2007-2008; submissions editor, 2008-2009
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Honors Moot Court
  • B.A., cum laude, Dartmouth College, Government & International Relations, Geography, 2006
    • Edson Memorial Prize for Excellence, Government Department
    • Champion or top-8 finish at numerous debate tournaments, including the National Invitational Debates at U.C. Berkeley (First Place, twice) and the Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship (Third Place)
    • Sigurd S. Larmon Debate Scholarship and Brooks Cup for Excellence in Forensics
    • Gerald Tracy Piano Competition (Second Place)

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • New York

Up Close

By his own admission, David has served as the commissioner of “too many” fantasy football leagues. He has recently started playing the piano again after being away from the keyboard for several years.