Paul is a founding partner of Davis Bucco and Makara. With more than 35 years of experience as a civil lawyer, Paul has focused his work on construction, labor law, zoning 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 also represented real estate developers and builders in complicated zoning matters and has substantial experience in the construction and commercial arbitration process as an attorney, arbitrator and mediator. During his 35 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. Paul currently serves on the board of 3 inner city charter schools: Young Scholars Charter School, LaSalle Academy, and Saint Peter Claver School.
Dave is a partner of Davis Bucco & Makara, having joined the firm in 2006. Dave has practiced in Pennsylvania since 1996, primarily representing clients in business litigation.
Dave has litigated and arbitrated hundreds of cases to verdict in Pennsylvania and has argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania supreme court. Specifically, Dave argued two cases before the Supreme Court, involving interpretation of the Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law.
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 all types of civil litigation. Dave thereafter worked with a large Philadelphia defense firm, where he practiced in the Architects, Engineers and Contractors Liability Department.
Patrick graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He served as a Staff Editor of the Temple Journal of Science, Technology, and Environmental Law. He received Temple’s First-Year Scholar Award and worked as a mentor for incoming law students through Temple’s Academic Core Enrichment Program
After graduating from Temple, Patrick was hired by the National Park Service, where he advised on issues related to the development and construction of buildings and infrastructure within the national parks. Following NPS, Patrick became a civil trial attorney, representing clients in a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, immigration, trust and estates, products liability, and workers compensation. Patrick currently focuses his practice on commercial litigation, commercial real estate, and construction law.
Patrick grew up in the Philadelphia area and currently lives in Delaware County with his wife and two children.
Nicole Nigrelli concentrates her practice in bankruptcy and bankruptcy litigation. Nicole has a diverse client base and has represented clients in the real estate, healthcare, manufacturing, service and retail industries. Nicole has experience representing debtors, litigants, creditors’ committees, equity committees, lenders, bondholders, secured and unsecured creditors, plan administrators, and other interested entities in various bankruptcy reorganization, litigation and liquidation proceedings. Nicole also serves as a Subchapter V Chapter 11 trustee for the District of New Jersey.
Some of Nicole’s notable representations include the following: lead counsel to the Heritage entities, diversified real estate holding companies with over $100,000,000 of debt and thirteen (13) separate bankruptcy proceedings brought in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, eleven (11) of which were successfully reorganized through the chapter 11 proceedings; lead counsel for Stratford Nursing and Convalescent Center, a 300-plus bed continuing care facility in New Jersey with over $23,000,000 in debt, wherein the sale of the business was successfully negotiated through the chapter 11 case; co-counsel for William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital, Inc., a New Jersey acute care hospital with over $30,000,000.00 in debt which was reorganized in the chapter 11 proceeding; and co-counsel to chapter 7 trustee in WL Homes, LLC et al., requiring the negotiation and sale of a $50,000,000 real estate portfolio, resolving substantial litigation and dissolution of dozens of joint ventures.
Nicole graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1999. While in law school, Nicole clerked for the Office of the United States Attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts. She also served as the Production Editor of the Moot Court Honor Board. Prior to law school, Nicole graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Villanova University.
With over 24 years of experience in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, Christopher is known as a fierce advocate, top-notched communicator and attorney you want at your side. Christopher has developed a unique and multi-layered background gaining perspective from the bench and defense side of litigation and negotiation which has created an attorney exceptionally suited to your needs.
Christopher’s commitment to delivering results, his in-depth understanding of the law, and his dedication to his clients have earned him a reputation as a trusted and versatile attorney in the legal community. He continues to provide exceptional legal services across a diverse range of practice areas including corporate, business, construction and real estate law.