David has served as the firm’s managing partner since 2011 and leads the firm’s business and insurance regulatory law departments.  His practice is focused on general business law, corporate mergers and acquisitions and insurance regulatory law.

David represents businesses of all sizes providing practical day-to-day counsel.  He handles nearly all matters that arise in the corporate context including entity formation, contract drafting, corporate governance, business succession planning and mergers and acquisitions.

For over twenty-five years, David has advised insurers, insurance agencies and agents and other regulated entities across the country on a variety of issues.  He has represented insurers and other regulated entities in mergers and acquisitions, holding company transactions, form filings, insurance company formation and licensing and contract drafting and negotiations.  He routinely represents regulated entities and individuals before the North Carolina Department of Insurance in connection with a wide range of compliance issues.  David is the only lawyer in North Carolina who is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC), an organization of lawyers dedicated to excellence in the practice of insurance regulatory law.  He has served as general counsel to the North Carolina Surplus Lines Association since 2004.

      • Business and corporate law
      • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Contracts
      • Business entity selection and formation
      • Privately held and family-owned business representation
      • Corporate governance
      • Insurance regulatory law
      • Insurance company formation, licensing and redomestication
      • Regulatory compliance audits, investigations and enforcement actions
      • Insurance holding company transactions
      • Form filings
      • Representation of insurance agencies and agents

“David has represented my company for over 15 years, keeping us on solid ground while solving problems along the way. He is respectful, highly skilled and trusted to make recommendations for our benefit. David is forward thinking, so he has not only protected our business, he has played a big part in our success.”

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Education & Admissions

UNC at Chapel Hill School of Law – JD 1995
UNC at Chapel Hill – BS 1988
Virginia Episcopal School – 1983

North Carolina 1995

US District Courts for Eastern, Middle and Western Districts Courts of North Carolina
Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Affiliations

Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC)

  • Vice President, Nominating Committee,
  • Previous Chairman

North Carolina Bar Association

Business Law Section member

Wake County Bar Association

Speaking & Publications

David is a frequent contributor of insurance law topics and regulations published by the Federation of Regulatory Counsel.

Honors & Awards

AV ® Preeminent Peer Rated

Super Lawyers
NC list in Corporate Law 2014-present

“Movers & Shakers” Award 2008
Business Leader magzine

Best Lawyers in America®
Listed in Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Reinsurance Law since 2013

Legal Elite 
Business North Carolina magazine – Business Law since 2013

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