Attorneys

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.

Email me: paulbucco@davisbucco.com

David Makara

Partner

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.

Email me: dave.makara@davisbucco.com

John Dorsey

Partner

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
matters.

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.

Email me: jdorsey@davisbucco.com

PAUL FANELLI

Associate

Paul practices in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial real estate, construction law, debt collection, labor law and many others.  Paul has an extensive background in complex litigation and real estate matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Prior to joining the firm, Paul focused his practice on representing lenders and financial institutions in loan default actions, loan restructuring and workouts, residential and commercial foreclosure actions, and defending consumer claims brought under RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, Consumer Fraud Statutes, and other federal and state consumer protection statutes.  Paul also represented the rights of financial institutions in bankruptcy cases filed under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 and in adversary proceedings.

Admitted to practice in: Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; New Jersey; and the U.S. District Court for District of New Jersey.

Email me: paul.fanelli@davisbucco.com

BRIAN JEFFERS

Associate

Brian M. Jeffers, is a trial attorney who counsels and represents owners, general contractors, construction mangers, and subcontractors in all aspects of construction law, and has further experience in complex commercial litigation, involving corporate disputes, contracts, and other
commercial matters. Brian has tried cases to verdict before both juries and judges, as well as conducting numerous hearings in alternative dispute resolution forums. Having litigated numerous cases from the initial evaluation to final resolution, Brian recognizes the importance of
providing an all-inclusive and practical strategy for each case.
Brian is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. He is also active in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County Bar Associations.
Brian is originally from Montgomery County, and graduated from Lasalle High School. Brian obtained his J.D. from Widener University Delaware Law School and his B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University. While in law school Brian was a judicial extern for the Honorable Christopher S. Sontchi in the United States Bankruptcy Court (D. Delaware), as well as a law clerk at two Philadelphia litigation firms.

Email me: Brian.Jeffers@davisbucco.com

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