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David represents and counsels clients in a range of complex transactional real estate matters including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, leasing, development projects, and joint ventures.

Pro bono, David has handled cases for Philadelphia VIP clients, untangling titles to family homes where fee owners die and resident family members fail to probate the fee owner’s estate.



  • Represented a publicly traded REIT in numerous acquisition and disposition transactions throughout the tri-state area, including the negotiation of a portfolio transaction and the sale of the headquarters of a multinational pharmaceutical company in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.°
  • Represented a private real estate fund in a drop and swap acquisition of three condominium units owned by New Jersey urban renewal entities.°
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition and financing of an office building subject to a condominium regime.°
  • Represented a life insurance company in the joint-venture acquisition of a multifamily project located in the Philadelphia Main Line.°
  • Represented a private real estate fund in the acquisition of multifamily housing projects and the financing and refinancing of the same through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.°
  • Represented the largest privately held snack food company in the United States in connection with its acquisition of a publicly traded competitor’s real estate portfolio.°
  • Represented a real estate developer in the recapitalization of a Philadelphia landmark through the admission of a new equity partner.°
  • Represented a closely held retail business in the sale of their historically designated headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Lipner prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Program, Hon. Juan R. Sánchez, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015-2016
  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Anne E. Lazarus, Superior Court of Pennsylvania, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2019-2022
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Regional Associate Board Member, Anti-Defamation League, 2018-Present


  • J.D., cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2016
    • Staff Editor, Temple Law Review
  • B.A., International Politics, Pennsylvania State University, 2013
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey