David is a Partner and a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Department. David represents institutional and non-institutional lenders, REITS, real estate funds, borrowers and investors in all areas of real estate, including: forming and representing limited liability companies and other joint ventures; mortgage, mezzanine and preferred equity financing; repurchase and other leverage facilities; and acquisitions and dispositions of hotel, office, industrial, multi-family, winery, and vineyard properties (including both direct and entity level transfers).
As part of his wine and vineyard practice, David counsels clients on both real estate-related matters and general business issues. He advises on the acquisition, disposition, and operation of wine companies, wineries, and premium vineyard properties, and related real estate issues, as well as winery and vineyard leases, vineyard management agreements, and grape purchase agreements.
David also has significant experience representing lenders and other secured creditors in acquiring and restructuring distressed debt, loan workouts, loan enforcement, real property foreclosures, deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure and dispositions of mezzanine loan and other personal property collateral under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Prior to joining the Firm, David practiced real estate law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and served as a paramedic in the San Francisco Fire Department.
David lives in San Francisco with his wife, three children and a pair of mischievous dogs.