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David C. Scileppi

David C. Scileppi
Primary Office
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1400
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
P: (954) 713-6433
F: (954) 523-1722
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Super Lawyers Florida
Practice Leader, Securities & Corporate Governance, Shareholder

David Scileppi is a shareholder who joined the firm in 2003.

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Practice Areas[ - ]
  • Securities offerings
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Accounting malpractice
  • Banking
Education[ - ]
  • University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 2002
    Florida Law Review, member
  • University of Florida, M.A., Mass Communication, with distinction, 2002
  • Hofstra University, B.B.A., Accounting, 1996
    The Chronicle, Editor
Honors[ - ]
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-14
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2014
  • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, Up and Comer, 2007-12
  • Achieved highest score on The Florida Bar examination, 3rd DCA, February 2003
Professional Designations[ - ]
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York, 1999 (inactive)
Seminars & Presentations[ - ]
  • “Private Companies: Governance and Compliance – Part 1,” Essentials 2015, The Society of Corporate Secretaries, January 2015
  • “Governance Implications of Dodd-Frank and PCAOB Rulings,” Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Tampa, FL, October 2013
  • “Changes to Private Offerings Under Rule 506,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, Boca Raton, FL, September 2013
  • “Conversation with the Board of Directors,” Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Atlanta, GA, September 2013
  • “Securities Law Update,” Florida Chapter of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Fort Lauderdale, FL, June 2013
  • “7th Annual Bank Director Workshop,” National Association of Corporate Directors and the American Association of Bank Directors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2013
  • “Securities and Corporate Governance Law 2012 Update,” Gunster Client Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2012
  • “Cyber Crowdfunding,” Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami, FL, December 2012
  • “JOBS Act Changes to the Securities Laws,” National Business Institute, November 2012
  • “Managing Regulations and Disclosures: 2012 Changes in Securities and Corporate Governance Law,” 17th Annual Client Conference presented by Bridgeway, Orlando, FL, October 2012
  • “What entrepreneurs need to know about the JOBS Act when developing their business plan,” Gold Coast Venture Capital Association Annual Business Plan 101 Panel, Boca Raton, FL, October 2012
  • “Hot topics for smaller company legal departments” Podcast Audio Program, September 2012
  • “Deregistration Under The JOBS Act,”, Podcast Audio Program, May 2012
  • “6th Annual Bank Director Workshop,” National Association of Corporate Directors and the American Association of Bank Directors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, April 2012
  • “Essentials Seminar,” Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, Orlando, FL, February 2012
Publications[ - ]
  •  Mr. Scileppi is an editor and regular contributor to The Securities Edge, the securities and corporate governance blog focused on securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market business.
  • He is also a regular contributor to Gunster Blog and Boardroom
  • “Changes to How Companies Raise Capital are Significant,” Daily Business Review, October 2, 2013
  • Quoted in “Rules Lag for Small Stocks Offering Law,” Daily Business Review, April 10, 2013
  • Quoted in  “Is the JOBS Act a Bust?,” Compliance Week, March 5, 2013
  • Quoted in “NYSE and Nasdaq Propose Compensation Committee Independence Standards,” Inside Counsel, December 2012
  • Quoted in “Reactions Mixed on SEC Proposal on Marketing of Private Placements” Compliance Week, September 5, 2012
    Co-Author, “The JOBS Act – Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. A ‘Potential Game Changer,’” A special Gunster summary white paper, April 2012
  • “Healthy bank mergers unlikely to drive industry consolidation,” Daily Business Review, April 18, 2012
  • “New law lets small businesses use crowdfunding,” Associated Press, April 11, 2012
  • Quoted in “JOBS Act to Bring Hedge Funds Into Advertising World,” Law 360, March 29, 2012
  • “Dodd-Frank Still Affects Proxy Season Heading into 2013,” Daily Business Review, January 25, 2012
  • Quoted in “2012 Will Be Another Busy Year in Regulation and Compliance,” Compliance Week, January 3, 2012
  • Quoted in “Not a Beautiful Friendship: Perfecting the Chair-CEO Balance,” Agenda Weekly, November 21, 2011
  • Quoted in “Dodd-Frank Facing Legal Challenges,” Insurance News, October 28, 2011
  • Quoted in  “SEC Faces More Scrutiny After Court Spiked Rule,” Compliance Week, August 23, 2011
  • Quoted in “More Legal Challenges to Dodd-Frank Could Be in the Works” Compliance Week, August 30, 2011
  • ‘“Anonymous Corporate Defamation Plaintiffs: Trampling the First Amendment or Protecting the Rights of Litigants?” 54 Fla. L. Rev. 333 (2002)
  • Unpublished master’s thesis: “The Fifth Amendment: A Journalist’s New Best Friend?”
Professional Associations & Memberships[ - ]
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Leadership Broward Class XXVII
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals (Member of Securities Law Committee)
Bar Admissions[ - ]

The Florida Bar, 2003

Prior Professional Experience[ - ]

Before practicing law, David, a certified public accountant, worked as an auditor for KPMG LLP.