David is a commercial property solicitor with a reputation for giving clear advice and cutting through legal jargon to deliver a first-rate service to his clients.

David’s main focus is on property finance (acting for lenders and borrowers), as well as development and investment work.

He advises on purchases and sales of both individual properties and sizeable portfolios. He has experience of dealing with all types of properties, including mixed-use developments, hotels, restaurants, office buildings and industrial estates.

David is known for his can-do, practical approach. He does not get bogged down in unnecessary minutiae, instead focusing on those matters that are important to his clients. Having established a successful law firm during the height of the 2010 credit crunch, David understands the business needs of his clients and works tirelessly to help them achieve them.

  • Property developers
  • Primary, secondary and mezzanine lenders
  • Private offices
  • Property investment companies
  • Acting on the acquisition, planning, development and forward sale of a mix-used development with a GDV of £14.5m
  • Acting for the lender on a multi-site, cross-collateralised development with a loan in excess of £4m
  • Acting for the lender on an £8m loan to an owner-occupier of an educational facility for two educational sites in London
  • Acting on the site assembly and subsequent sale of a £25m site in central London

Previous law firms

  • JD Law/Joelson (established JD Law in 2010 and merged with Joelson in 2016)
  • Brecher Solicitors
  • Clegg Manuel (now part of Druces LLP)
  • SJ Berwin LLP
  • Memery Crystal LLP
  • Rogers & Schelesinger, P.C. (New York)


Other Qualifications

  • Admitted to Practice in New York



  • Albany Law School of Union University (New York)
  • The George Washington University (Washington)

Recent awards