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  • David Broderick is described by a fellow practitioner as “a very distinguished gentleman with a very practical approach.” - Chambers USA


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1983
  • B.A., Rutgers University, summa cum laude, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

Center for Hospice Care, 1993 to 1997, Trustee

First Occupational Center of New Jersey, Chair

Public Interest Law Center of New Jersey, Trustee

Exit Planning Institute New York City Chapter, Board member

David F. Broderick

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  • T: 973.639.2031
    F: 973.297.3815
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102
Mr. Broderick practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and strategic investments, public and private securities offerings and joint ventures. He is particularly skilled in venture capital and private equity investment transactions.

Mr. Broderick is the head of the firm's Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) practice. His involvement with the SBIC program dates back to 1993 when he successfully represented a client in obtaining one of the first participating securities licenses issued by the Small Business Administration. As a result of that experience, he has since represented numerous SBIC licensees in connection with their fund formation, SBIC licensing, fund raising, regulatory compliance and investment transactions.

Mr. Broderick regularly represents the firm's SBIC and other venture capital clients in investment transactions ranging from simple minority venture capital investments to representing the lead investor in leveraged management buyouts or follow on investments made in connection with the acquisition of other companies or divisions, including the disposition of investments.

Mr. Broderick currently serves as the Chairman of the First Occupational Center of New Jersey, an organization providing training and education for the disabled, and as a director of the New Jersey Appleseed Public Interest Law Center.  He is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School, teaching Business Planning, has lectured widely on venture capital and related topics and has served as a judge at the New Jersey Venture Fair.

Mr. Broderick has been recognized as a Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field" lawyer for 2007-2019, a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2006 and is also listed in the 2007-2020 issues of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Broderick is highlighted in Chambers USA as a seasoned attorney with particular insight into managing international work. Clients recognize his business acumen, noting he knows “when to push hard and when not to.” He is also praised as one of “the best venture capital lawyers” in New Jersey. Chambers is published by Chambers and Partners. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Multinational Manufacturing Business
Mr. Broderick acted as lead counsel in the acquisition of a $100 million multinational manufacturing business with operations in eight countries spread out over four continents.