David de Barros is a part of the firm’s Real Estate practice group, representing and counseling clients in all aspects of complex and large scale real estate transactions, including advising on purchases and sales of properties, long-term leases, joint venture agreements, and construction, design, and other development-related agreements. David regularly works with religious and not-for-profit corporations on real estate matters, including assisting clients in evaluating the suitability of development projects, and structuring transactions and project teams in order to ascertain that they best protect the clients’ present and future interests, and in the case of religious corporations, ascertaining that the development is aligned with the client’s mission.
David, while at his prior firm, represented and counseled owners, developers, investors, not-for-profit organizations, and educational institutions in preparing, reviewing and negotiating sophisticated commercial agreements in connection with major construction and development projects, totaling in excess of $250,000,000. As a compliment to his transactional practice, David has also assisted clients in addressing risk management issues, mitigating claims and resolving complex commercial real estate and construction disputes in federal and state courts and before various alternative dispute resolution tribunals.
While earning his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, David served as a judicial intern in the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division – First Department; a law clerk for the United States Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations; and a Janet D. Steiger Fellow with the Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Frauds & Protection.
David received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in political science with minor concentrations in history and international studies.
David is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).
- November 8th, 2018: “Interchurch Center Conference”, Mr. de Barros presented on the “Construction Oversight & Accountability” panel.
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