Dave has a diverse corporate practice, counseling privately held and publicly owned companies in the transportation, manufacturing, funeral services, medical, retail, sports, media, and technology industries. He handles a variety of matters on behalf of clients, including acquisitions, dispositions and mergers, joint ventures and strategic alliances, distribution agreements, outsourcing arrangements, internal reorganizations, employment issues, and complex commercial contracts.
Dave also practices in the sports and entertainment fields and has been actively involved in the development and structuring of cutting edge marketing and advertising relationships, licensing and sponsorship agreements, celebrity endorsement contracts, and stadium and arena naming rights projects. He represents professional sports franchises and their sponsors and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association. Dave has handled several high-profile transactions in the sports and entertainment fields, including the drafting and negotiation of the multi-year naming rights and sponsorship agreement for the NFL stadium in Pittsburgh and the NHL arenas in Buffalo, N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; and Pittsburgh, as well as a sponsorship agreement between the PGA Tour and one of their largest sponsors.
Dave’s broad practice also involves the representation of a number of owners and contractors in the negotiation and drafting of design and construction projects. He has handled many important projects for the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, including the negotiation and drafting of the professional design and construction agreements for the $35 million Dinosaurs in Their Time project and the renovation of the Scaife Galleries. Dave also assisted the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with the design and construction agreements for the renovation of five branches in the City of Pittsburgh, including the main branch in Oakland.
Dave earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Richmond and his law degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Law.