W. David Arnold


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About David

During his law practice of more than 40 years, David has developed extensive experience in business and commercial law. He serves as counsel to large, mid-size, and small corporations and limited liability companies advising managers and owners on the complexities of organizational and transactional issues.

David is a valued resource for established clients, and new clients, who rely upon his business acumen and sound judgment. His expertise includes Article 2 (sales contracts) and Article 9 (secured transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code, along with small business formation, insolvency, and creditors’ rights.

David is respected by his peers and colleagues who acknowledge his commitment to excellence and his knowledge of business and corporate law matters. Active in the community and generous with his time, David has written and lectured on legal writing; business ethics; board recruitment, role clarity, and legal obligations; and commercial and business law issues.

Relevant Experience

Commercial Law

  • David works closely with clients in negotiating all types of business arrangements, including supply and distribution arrangements, manufacturing agreements, and many other types of commercial transactions. He also represents clients in commercial and business litigation.

Corporate Law

  • David advises shareholders, directors, partners, and owners on the organizational and transactional issues confronting small, medium-sized, and multinational corporations, partnerships, limited liability entities, and other business entities.


University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1974

University of Michigan, B.A., with Distinction, 1970

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1987

Michigan, 2012

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference)

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Courts: N.D. Ohio, W. D. Michigan, E.D. Michigan, E.D. Texas, S.D. Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts: N.D. Ohio, S.D. Ohio, E.D. Michigan

Professional Associations

Toledo Bar Association; Federal Court Committee, Past Chair

State Bar of Michigan

Ohio State Bar Association; Banking, Commercial Law, and Bankruptcy Committee

Community Involvement

Board of Education, Ottawa Hills Local Schools

Neighborhood Properties, Inc., Board, Past President

Toledo Bar Association Grievance Commitee, Past Chair

CASA Volunteer/Guardian ad Litem

Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board


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