Dave is a founding partner of Davis Bucco. With more than 30 years of experience in construction and labor law, Dave represents a wide range of clients, including general contractors and construction managers, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and heavy highway contractors, and all specialty trades. Dave represents his clients in litigation; alternative dispute resolution; contract negotiation, review and preparation; and before state and federal administrative and regulatory agencies. He provides counseling and gives advice on all aspects of his clients’ businesses, with the exception of tax matters.
Dave is an adjunct professor at Drexel University teaching contracts and specifications. In addition to his work at Drexel, he has taught construction law at Penn State University and construction contracts at Montgomery County Community College. Dave frequently conducts seminars and programs for trade associations on an extensive list of topics. In particular, he has developed programs that cover change order management; understanding contract documents and AIA contract documents; legal relationships between contractors and suppliers; insurance law for contractors; public contract law in Pennsylvania; differing site conditions, delay claims and claims management; document management; labor and material payment bonds; mechanic’s liens; OSHA citation procedures; and alternative dispute resolution.
Dave is a certified arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and has participated as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous disputes between construction parties. He currently holds the positions of general counsel for the Associated Builders and Contractors Eastern PA Chapter and solicitor for the Firemen’s Union & Relief Association of Norristown. In addition, Dave is an active participating member of the American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter and the Associated Builders and Contractors New Jersey Chapter. Dave is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Montgomery Bar Association.
Dave attended Rutgers University and New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. He devotes time in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of the MARC Foundation. He is former Chairman of the Board of the Pathway School in Jeffersonville, PA, and currently serves on the Advisory Board to Montgomery County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).