Starcher P.A., Douglas E.

Douglas E. Starcher is Co-Chairperson of the Firm’s Corporate and Finance Practice Group and serves as a member of the Management Committee.

Starcher has extensive experience in successfully managing mergers and acquisitions and was recognized by M&A Advisors in New York as the Seller’s Attorney on the 2015 Technology Deal of the Year over $250,000,000.

He regularly counsels clients as a trusted advisor with regard to daily legal needs, especially in the areas of organizational structuring, contracts, technology licensing and business strategy.

He represents the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority as Finance Counsel and assists with airline rate negotiation, infrastructure finance and many other matters.

He has represented borrowers, including private Christian schools, issuers and underwriters tax exempt bond financing transactions. He is listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace, a Red Book Directory.

He also has worked for numerous clients raising money in private placement financing and institutional financing.

As part of his corporate practice, Starcher represents numerous not-for-profit and ministry organizations.

Starcher is an AV Preeminent®-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, achieving the rating agency’s highest marks for both competency and ethics.

He has been recognized for his legal experience in Securities Law by Woodward and White’s top legal guide “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2010 – 2017, and was also named to Orlando Magazine’s “Orlando’s Best Lawyers” in 2010 – 2016. He has been recognized multiple times as “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine.

Starcher is listed in Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2010 – 2017. Clients say he is “known to be a ‘strategy expert who is always two moves ahead in every meeting.'” They also describe him as “very knowledgeable, accessible, responsive, creative and thoughtful.”

Starcher serves on the board and the executive committee of Grace Medical Home, Inc., a privately funded primary care facility for the working uninsured in Orange County. Starcher also serves on the board of Orlando, Inc. and the Community Advisory Board of IBERIABANK.

Bar Membership



Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, Florida, 1989
J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude

Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, 1986
B.S.B.A., Bachelor of Science, Business Administration


Grace Medical Home, Inc.
Board and Executive Committee Member

Advisory Board Member

Orlando, Inc.
Board Member

Technology Deal of the Year over $250,000,000 by  M&A Advisors, 2015

“The Best Lawyers in America®” for Public Finance Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2010 – 2017

“Best Lawyers” by Orlando Magazine, 2010 – 2016

Chambers USA: A Guide to America’s Leading Business Lawyers – Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2010 – 2017

“Florida Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Listed in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace, a Red Book Directory

“Best of Bar” by the Orlando Business Journal  

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell