David has had the privilege of acting as real estate counsel for closely held businesses, public companies, governmental entities, and educational and religious institutions that serve the real estate, logistics, automotive, insurance, hotel, charitable and military components marketplaces.
The foundation of David’s practice involves real estate transactions from the owner’s and lender’s perspective, as well as corporate real estate and general corporate counseling for real estate entrepreneurs, investors, lenders and developers. David was previously licensed as a certified public accountant and practiced accountancy at a Big 5 accounting firm in New York City.
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David has been named one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers from 2008-2016 as well as an “Ohio Rising Star” by Law and Politics Magazine from 2005-2007. He is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and an advisory board member of First American Title Insurance Company. David is a former member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers. He is also co-author of “At Risk Landlords: How To Protect Your New Lease,” and “A Practical Guide to Sale/Leaseback Transactions,” for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal. David presented on the topic of tenant due diligence at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Law Symposium, Winter Conference, 2016.
Prior to joining Calfee, David practiced law at McDonald Hopkins LLC where he was a partner in the firm’s corporate and business department. He joined Calfee as a partner in 2007.