Paul Bucco

Managing Partner

Paul is a founding partner of Davis Bucco. With more than 30 years of experience as a civil lawyer, Paul has focused his expertise on construction, labor law and general commercial litigation. He has represented all construction industry participants, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, architects, engineers and sureties. Paul has substantial experience in the construction and commercial arbitration process as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator. During his 30 years of practice, Paul has extensive labor relations experience representing management in both non-union and union workplace environments. He has been a Master in the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County for municipal construction industry matters.

Paul has served as a solicitor to the Associated Builders and Contractors, Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association, Office of Housing and Community Development Delaware County (commercial and residential divisions), Resilient Flooring Association and Concrete Cutting Association.

Paul is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Association, Delaware County Bar Association Eastern PA Chapter and the Montgomery County Bar Association.

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David Makara


Dave is a partner of Davis Bucco Makara & Dorsey, having joined the firm in 2006. Dave has practiced in Pennsylvania since 1996, primarily representing clients in business litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Dave worked with a general practice firm in Luzerne County, PA where, in addition to handling commercial litigation matters, he represented parties in civil litigation. Dave thereafter worked with a Philadelphia defense firm, where he practiced in the Architects, Engineers and Contractors Liability Department.

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John Dorsey


John is a partner of Davis Bucco Makara & Dorsey, with nearly twenty years of litigation and transactional experience in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Massachusetts. His practice focuses on construction, real estate and commercial matters. John comes to Davis Bucco after previously serving as in-house counsel at the Keating Building Company and the Tutor Perini Corporation where he managed over $1 billion in subcontractor procurement as well as owner-contractor agreement negotiations, public procurement, litigation and corporate

John, in addition to construction litigation and transactional experience, has a background in zoning and land use as both a former public official and attorney.  He has also represented clients on corporate formation and operation matters, including entities providing medical and other professional services. Additionally, John has extensive labor relations experience in negotiating project labor agreements, litigating ERISA/fringe benefit audit disputes, Unfair Trade Practices and other labor issues.

John is a member of the Adjunct Faculty for Drexel University’s Construction Management Program.

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