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

Mark Bonavitacola

Associate

Mark represents clients in a broad variety of legal matters with a focus on commercial litigation, construction contract and delay damage claims, construction and design defects, professional malpractice claims, construction site injuries, debt collection and lien enforcement, litigation arising from labor disputes with organized labor and many other areas. Mark also provides non-litigation assistance in contract negotiations, risk management and loss prevention consultation, land use and real estate development matters and construction site contamination. Mark is admitted in PA, NJ and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Email me: markb@davisbucco.com

Peter Maganas

Associate

Pete focuses on complex litigation matters including construction law and corporate shareholder disputes. He also has extensive experience in high-value commercial real estate transactions, litigation arising from labor disputes with organized labor and development. Before joining the team, Pete was a member of a general litigation firm serving Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties. He also served as Associate General Counsel for a major commercial real estate firm located in Delaware County.

Admitted to practice in: Pennsylvania; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Email me: peter.maganas@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





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