Jeffrey M. Davis

Jeffrey M. Davis

"The client is our number one priority. Because of our size and diversity, every client – regardless of his or her particular legal situation – receives the best possible counsel."

Jeff Davis is a shareholder in Meyer Capel’s real estate, business and transactional practice groups. A practicing attorney since 1996, he has spent his entire legal career at Meyer Capel, becoming a shareholder of the firm in 2001.


Mr. Davis’ experience ranges from helping clients with all issues surrounding their start-up venture to assisting clients with the purchase or sale of multi-million dollar businesses.

Mr. Davis concentrates his legal practice in the following areas:

  • representing corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in connection with the legal matters these entities may face, including initial incorporation/organization, corporate governance issues, drafting and review of contracts and leases, licensing issues, securities issuances and debt financing transactions
  • representing clients with the sale or purchase of a business, including due diligence matters and the negotiation and documentation of the transaction
  • representing clients, both lenders and borrowers, in debt financing transactions, including large syndicated loans
  • representing clients in connection with the sale, purchase or lease of real estate
  • representing clients in estate planning matters and business succession planning


The following is a list of some transactions in which Mr. Davis has been involved:

  • represented the purchasers in the acquisition of over 80 fast food restaurants in two separate acquisitions and the subsequent development of over 20 additional restaurants
  • represented the purchasers in connection with a $12,500,000 acquisition of casual sit-down restaurants and the subsequent development of additional restaurants
  • represented an institutional investor in the acquisition of over $50,000,000 of farmland in Illinois
  • represented sellers in connection with the sale of a manufacturing company of grain grading equipment for the agricultural industry
  • represented sellers in connection with the sale of a software development company to a Fortune 500 company
  • represented a video game developer with the sale of the company to a buyer listed on the NASDAQ
  • represented numerous buyers and sellers in business transactions ranging from $100,000 to $20,000,000
  • represented numerous companies and investors in venture capital transactions


Adjunct Professor in College of Business at the University of Illinois (2007 - 2021) teaching Introduction to Real Estate.



1996, J.D. - University of Illinois College of Law
1993, B.S – Finance, University of Illinois, with Honors

Community and Civic Engagement

Jeff served in the Illinois National Guard (1990 - 1996).

Community Foundation of East Central Illinois, former Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees

Former Champaign County YMCA Board Member and President

Personal Interests

Mr. Davis is a lifelong resident of Illinois and has lived in Champaign-Urbana since attending the University of Illinois in 1989. He and his wife, Jodi, also a University of Illinois graduate, have three children, Ellie, Matt and Joe.

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