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David leads the firm's real estate and construction practice. He represents Fortune 500 corporations, universities and developers throughout the country in the negotiation of complex design, construction and development agreements.

David is nationally known for creative and skillful structuring of construction and development projects. He has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of AIA-based contract documents, LEED® certified and green building agreements, energy performance contracts, design-build and other hybrid agreements. David also represents clients in all types of construction disputes, including claims for delays, acceleration, inefficiencies and default terminations. He is a founding and current co-chair of the New York State Bar Association Construction Law Committee and regularly lectures on construction-related topics.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Construction; Real Estate Law, 2018-2023
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2019-2022
  • American Bar Association, Construction Industry Forum and Real Property Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Construction Law Committee; Real Property Section
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Property Law Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
  • Commonwealth Scholar

 

  • Representation of an international agribusiness in the design and construction of a $200 million process and distribution facility.
  • Representation of a process manufacturer in the design and construction of a $100 million process and distribution facility.
  • Representation of a regional transit authority in the design and construction of a new $70 million regional transportation center.
  • Representation of a New York university in the design and construction of a state-of-the-art sports complex and arena.  
  • Representation of a California university in the design and construction of a new medical school.  
  • Representation of a real estate developer in the redevelopment of New Orleans’ historic South Market District including design and construction contracts for hotel, arts, office, mixed-use, condominium and affordable housing projects.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in the redevelopment of a downtown Salt Lake City district including design and construction contracts for hotel, office, mixed-use and affordable housing projects.
  • Representation of a real estate developer in the design and construction of numerous multimillion dollar mixed-use and affordable housing projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 company in multibillion dollar asset purchase transaction involving properties located throughout the United States.
     

  • Board of Directors, Compeer Rochester, Inc. 
  • Board of Directors, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Governance Committee, Young Women's College Prep Charter School of Rochester
  • Member, Leadership Rochester's Class of 2012
  • Member, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys
  • Founding Co-Chair, New York State Bar Association Construction Law Committee