Biography

David served as Managing Partner of the firm for more than 14 years. He practices in the general corporate and transactional areas, serving as general counsel to numerous Maine corporations including large institutional clients as well as smaller, closely held Maine businesses.

David also has considerable direct experience in business, having served for approximately eight years as president of Tranzon, LLC, a nationwide franchise of real estate auction companies that ranks as one of the largest and most successful real estate auction companies in the country.

David was inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Alton Cianchette Business Hall of Fame Award from the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 2005. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© as one of Maine's leading attorneys in the field of corporate law and has been selected by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" for the state of Maine on five separate occasions in areas relevant to his practice.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Bowdoin College  (A.B., summa cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Public Service

Current Activities:

  • Member, Council of Advisors, ITN America (Independent Transportation Network of America)
  • Corporator, Gorham Savings Bank
  • Director, National Auctioneers Association
  • Corporator, Hospice of Southern Maine
  • Member, Steering Committee, Maine Medical Center "Next 150" Capital Campaign
  • Member, Steering Committee, Campaign for Justice
  • Board of Managers, AMH Health, LLC
  • Board of Directors, Miss Di's Closet, Inc.

Selected Past Activities:

  • Trustee, Maine Medical Center (Board Chair, 2009-2011)
  • Trustee, MaineHealth
  • Chair, Campaign for Justice (2005)
  • Campaign Chair, United Way of Greater Portland (2000)
  • Director (Chair, 2002-2004), Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine (2008-2017)
  • Director, Portland Community Chamber
  • Director (Chair, 1999-2000), Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Trustee (Vice Chair, 1996-1999), Bowdoin College
  • Director (Chair, 1986-1987), Bowdoin College Alumni Fund
  • Director (Chair, 1998-1999), ITN Portland (Independent Transportation Network of Portland)
  • Director, Maine State Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Maine & Company
  • Director, New England Legal Foundation
  • Director, Maine State Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Trustee, North Yarmouth Academy
  • Member, Corporate Advisory Council, USM School of Business
  • Member, Diocesan Finance Council, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland
  • Trustee, Maine Historical Society
  • Director and Secretary, Cumberland Club
  • Member, Corporate Advisory Board, Children's Leadership Council
  • Member, Corporate Advisory Board, Children's Museum of Maine
  • Director, Massachusetts Prison Art Project, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Maine

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Fellow, Maine Justice Foundation

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2019 Portland, Maine, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2015, 2018, 2021 Portland, Maine, Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships) Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Portland, Maine, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Portland, Maine, Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Education Law
  • 2004 Laureate, Maine Business Hall of Fame
  • 2005 Recipient, Alton Cianchette Business Hall of Fame Award presented by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce
  • Honorary Co-chair, Hospice of Southern Maine Capital Campaign (2019)

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