Dave is a Principal of the firm and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. For more than 15 years, Dave has specialized in complex civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. Dave’s practice is focused on real estate, condominium/community association, construction, and land use matters. Dave’s clients include condominium associations, homeowners associations, cooperative boards, real estate developers, property managers, and individuals.

Prior to joining and becoming a Principal of Mirrione, Shaughnessy & Uitti, LLC, Dave was an equity partner in the litigation department of a Massachusetts law firm that specialized in condominium/community association law. Before moving to Massachusetts, Dave was a litigation attorney with Dechert, LLP, one of the top 50 nationally-ranked law firms by the American Lawyer, in his hometown of Princeton, NJ.

Dave lives in Duxbury, MA with his family, where he serves as an elected member of Duxbury’s Town Planning Board.

Education

  • B.A., Hamilton College, 1998
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2001

Professional Affiliations

  • New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute
    • Program & Event Committee, 2016-Present
    • Attorney’s Committee, 2011-Present
  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2015-2016
    • Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2014-2016
    • Co-Chair, New Lawyers Committee, 2013-2014

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York

Notable

  • In 2014, Dave was named by Cape Cod & Plymouth Business magazine as one of the top 40 business professionals under 40 years old. The award is given to honor “the region’s top young business leaders who excel in their industry and show dynamic leadership.”

Representative Matters Include

  • Served as co-lead counsel representing a condominium association in Winthrop, MA in a condominium construction defect litigation that resulted in a settlement for the client of over $3,000,000, one of the largest such settlements in Massachusetts.
  • Served as lead counsel representing a condominium association in Wakefield, MA in a condominium construction defect litigation that resulted in a seven-figure settlement for client following mediation.
  • Served as lead counsel representing a condominium association in Brookline, MA in a condominium construction defect litigation that resulted in a seven-figure settlement for client following mediation.
  • Following a 7-day jury trial in Superior Court, obtained a verdict for over $700,000 for a condominium association in Easton, MA against a contractor concerning a negligently installed wastewater treatment facility.
  • Following an 11-day arbitration, obtained a judgment for a client – including $102,000 in attorney’s fees – against developer/general contractor for costs to correct construction defects in client’s home on Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Following a 3-day trial in the Land Court, obtained a verdict for a client requiring the defendant to specifically perform on a contract concerning the conveyance of an interest in a waterfront home on the South Shore.
  • Obtained a significant six-figure settlement for a condominium association from developer-appointed former trustee following the second day of jury trial in Superior Court.
  • Obtained s favorable resolution of a multi-million dollar construction defect action on behalf of clients who developed the condominium.

Publications and Speaking

  • Presentation: “Condominium Law Update and Primer 2018,” MCLE, June 26, 2018
  • Presentation: “Construction Contracts: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You,” CAI-New
    England Webinar, November 8, 2017
  • Presentation: “Associations and the Law,” CAI-New England Annual Condominium
    Conference and Expo,” October 21, 2017
  • Publication: “Communication: The Great Saver of Time and Money,” Condo Media, January 2017
  • Publication: “Avoid Band-Aid Repairs,” Condo Media, May 2016
  • Publication: “Contact a Lawyer When Common Area Defects are Suspected”, Condo Media, January 2016
  • Publication: “Keeping Up With Disaster Prevention”, Condo Media, May 2015
  • Presentation: REBA’s 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference on topic of “How to Successfully Appear Before a Town Board”
  • Presentation: REBA’s 2014 Spring Conference on topic of “Overview of Land Court Practice and Procedure”
  • Publication: “Appurtenant easements: Has substance caught up with form?”, REBANews, Vol. 9, No. 3 (May 2012)