Ronn S. Davids

Ronn Davids

Ronn Davids has a national corporate and transactional practice focused on representing middle-market and emerging growth companies in distressed and non-distressed situations, with a special emphasis on counseling private equity funds and their portfolio companies and family offices in acquisitions, dispositions, and financings.

In addition, Ronn has extensive experience representing clients in the media and entertainment industries, including digital media and branded merchandise businesses, industry executives, entrepreneurs, and investors, and, as a co-chair of Venable's Cannabis Law Group, assisting clients with the challenges of transacting, raising capital, investing, and operating in the cannabis industry in accordance with applicable state law. 

Ronn frequently represents clients in matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt financings, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings and bankruptcies (including the purchase and sale of core assets, negotiations with creditors, and advising officers and directors of distressed companies), venture capital investments, joint ventures, executive compensation, and other general corporate matters.




  • J.D. Columbia University School of Law 1995
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Certificate in International and Foreign Law
    • Administrative editor, Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems
  • M.A. and Rabbinic Ordination Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion 1990
  • B.A. magna cum laude Tufts University 1987

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Founding member, Restructuring and Insolvency Professionals of Southern California
  • Former co-chairman, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, Technology Industry Task Force


  • Legal 500, M&A/Corporate and Commercial – M&A: Middle-Market (sub-$500m), 2020 - 2021
  • Variety, Dealmakers Impact Report, 2022



  • Member, Board of Trustees, Wilshire Boulevard Temple
  • Former member, Board of Overseers, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles

Personal Activities

  • Ordained rabbi
  • Avid scuba diver, with experience diving throughout the world