As co-chair of Buchanan’s Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration section, David is recognized across the country for his labor and employee benefits experience, especially in the coal industry. Based, in part, on his familiarity with that industry, he has the uncommon capacity to handle equally well both labor relations and ERISA issues.
With an emphasis in the coal industry, David focuses his practice on ERISA matters that involve multiemployer trust funds, including withdrawal liability, delinquent contribution and controlled group/alter ego claims. He also has extensive experience with traditional labor law. By dovetailing his ERISA practice with traditional labor law, David is able to provide unique insight on benefits and single and joint employer issues during collective bargaining negotiations.
In his transactional practice, David helps clients structure acquisitions and divestitures, address WARN Act issues, negotiate labor agreements as a condition to a closing, conduct due diligence, and prepare complicated employment agreements and separation agreements for executive-level employees.
Before Buchanan, David handled a wide range of labor, employment and employee benefits laws issues for many years with another law firm.
David has a distinctive ability to take an unwieldy and complicated legal issue and present it as a more easily understood business concept. By acting as legal translator, he clarifies problems and makes it easier for clients to assess options and make decisions.
David is a reliable and responsive team player who helps clients stay focused on practical outcomes and, whenever possible, a win-win solution that satisfies everyone.
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