David Renas


In addition to being an accomplished lawyer, Dave Renas is an experienced executive with a successful track record of managing strategy, risk and cost in a dynamic growth-oriented environment. He focuses his practice at Adkins Black on general business and corporate matters, with an emphasis in the fields of biotechnology, life science and healthcare.

For 12 years before joining Adkins Black, Dave was CFO and General Counsel at Sangart, Inc., where he helped guide the company through a series of corporate challenges and successes, including 11 clinical trials conducted across 20 countries. Consequently, he has a deep appreciation for the enthusiasm and stresses experienced in similarly expanding businesses.

Prior to joining Sangart, Dave spent more than a decade as an attorney in private practice counseling life science and technology clients at Gary Cary Ware & Freidenrich, and healthcare providers at Foley & Lardner. Before entering the legal world, Dave was a CPA at Deloitte.

After graduating from Stanford with a BA in Economics, David earned his J.D. in 1991 from King Hall School of Law at UC Davis.

Born and raised in San Diego, Dave continues to live there with his wife and two daughters. When he’s not working, he enjoys exploring new hiking trails with his dogs or researching the family’s next travels. They have traveled numerous times through the US, Canada, Europe, Japan and most recently, Central America, where they spent a memorable vacation living in an open-air hut in the Panamanian jungle. Having survived that, they’re now considering Africa for their next adventure.


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