David’s practice focuses on complex corporate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and significant investments. David also regularly advises clients in connection with commercial arrangements, including supply agreements, distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, license agreements, private label manufacturing agreements and joint venture agreements, both domestically and internationally. One of David’s specialties is representing Canadian and other foreign companies in expanding and operating their businesses in the United States, by way of acquisition, joint venture or existing business expansion. David represents businesses in a variety of industries, including insurance, oil and gas, biotechnology, real estate development and private equity.

David exclusively practices U.S. law, is a Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant, in Ontario, Canada, and is admitted to practice in New York.


University at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.


  • New York
  • Licensed Foreign Legal Consultant, Ontario, Canada

Representative Work

David has represented Lawley Insurance, an independent insurance firm listed in the top 100 largest insurance brokers in the U.S., over many years expand its business by way of numerous acquisitions and investments, including most recently, through its acquisition of the Shoff Darby Insurance Agency, one of the largest independent insurance agencies in Connecticut, and a significant investment made in Lawley by Pritzker Private Capital, a leader in family direct investing.

David has represented over many years a Canadian public company, which is a global provider of asset and fund intelligence for commercial real estate, and a U.S manufacturer that globally manufactures and supplies unique portable pneumatic abrasive power tools, in acquiring numerous businesses to materially expanding their U.S businesses. 

David has represented a U.S. company in its digital cinema technology business joint venture with companies from Singapore and India, a Dutch public company in its sale of 200 convenience stores in the United States and also its U.S supermarket chain, a Swiss public company in its acquisition of a U.S. manufacturer of specialty conveyors, a U.S. company in its sale of its heavy crane and rigging business to a U.S. competitor, a U.S. electric utility and telecommunication services company in its acquisition of six separate competing companies, and a Hong Kong company in its sale of its private label drapery hardware business to a U.S. competitor.

David was on a team of Hodgson Russ attorneys that represented long-time client, Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE:ITGR), in a $1.7 billion acquisition of Lake Region Medical, a privately held portfolio company of KKR. The purchase price consisted of cash (including assumed debt) and unregistered shares of common stock. Financing was through a bank/bond package, consisting of a $1.6 billion credit facility (TLA/TLB/ revolver) and $360 million of senior notes offered under Rule 144A. Hodgson Russ counseled on every aspect of the transaction, performing U.S. and supervising international due diligence; negotiating the merger agreement and related acquisition documentation; advising on U.S. competition law matters, including preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino and related foreign filings; negotiating the bank credit facility and leading the high-yield note offering; and advising on executive compensation and employment law aspects of the transaction.


  • Former publications editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Henry W. Box Scholarship, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Jacob D. Hyman Scholarship, University at Buffalo School of Law
  • UB Law Scholarship, University at Buffalo School of Law

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