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David C. Jensen

David Jensen, an attorney with more than 20 years of experience, focuses his practice on construction contract negotiation and drafting and has represented numerous owner and developer entities in virtually every facet of construction. He has counseled owners and developers in construction projects including project delivery, risk allocation, bid preparation and project administration. David’s representations include a diverse project base, including commercial, mixed-use and residential developments, public and public private partnership infrastructure projects, industrial and other specialized projects.

Concentrations

  • Construction contracting
  • New Jersey Redevelopment Act
  • Bankruptcy
  • Workouts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Financial services

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Kirlin Design Build LLC, one of the country’s leading engineering and construction companies, focused on large, complex federal and private sector projects. 
  • Acted as construction counsel to Georgia Department of Transportation for design-build-finance procurement for Northwest Corridor Project, a 30-mile reversible managed lane highway project. 
  • Acted as construction counsel to Fortune 100 company in connection with numerous capital improvement and expansion projects throughout the United States, including a new $250 million national headquarters in New York. 
  • Acted as construction counsel to international conglomerate in connection with construction of a $2 billion entertainment and retail complex, water park and amusement park and other expansion projects.
  • Acted as construction counsel for New York developer for multiple new construction projects including  (a) a $70 million, 15-story, 240,000 sq. ft., mixed use project with approximately 213 residential apartment units in Brooklyn, NY, and (b) a $60 million, 15-story, 265,000 sq. ft. mixed use project with approximately 205 residential units and 166 space indoor parking garage in Brooklyn, NY, both presently under construction.
  • Acted as construction counsel to the developer of a 13-story, high-end residential apartment building in the landmarked Upper East Side district in Manhattan. 
  • Representation of a liberal arts college in drafting construction contracts for numerous capital improvements and new construction projects.
  • Representation of a major New York private university in drafting and negotiating a project labor agreement and community benefits agreement to govern a long term university expansion project extending over 17 acres.
  • Acted as construction counsel to a not-for-profit corporation in for the construction of a downtown youth center constructed with public and private financing. The representation included negotiation and closing of Community Capital Assistance Program Grant issued through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, as well as funding through New York City Economic
  • Development Corporation and other New York City capital fund appropriations.
  • Representation of owner/developer in design and professional consulting contracts (drafting and negotiation) for demolition and development of 260 guest room luxury hotel in midtown Manhattan.
  • Representation of an owner/developer in drafting design and construction contracts relating to restoration and renovation of 326 guestroom premium hotel, including a night club, restaurant, lounge, lobby and other property amenities (179,000 square feet).
  • Representation of an owner/developer in drafting and negotiating design and construction agreements for structural renovations to a parking garage and condominium conversion of an existing hotel in Syracuse.
  • Representation of New York based cooperative market in negotiations and drafting of contracts for multiple design build/performance based improvement projects.
  • Representations of numerous retailers, restaurants and other service industry clients in drafting design and construction contracts for new construction, renovation and expansion projects.
  • Representation of several national franchisors to develop uniform design and construction agreements and programs.
  • Representation of major NJ developer in multiple municipal turn-key, design-build projects utilizing New Jersey Redevelopment laws.
  • Representation of major hotel and resort developers with respect to preconstruction, design, and construction of domestic and international projects.
  • Representation of nationwide wireless communications company in pre-negotiated financial restructuring and recapitalization and numerous mergers & acquisitions consolidating the industry. 
  • Representation of publicly held media distribution and production company in sale of assets and financial restructuring.
  • Representation of specialty metals manufacturer in Chapter 11 reorganization.
  • Representation of investor group in acquisition of worldwide manufacturer and marketer of decorative surfacing materials.
  • Vice President, Capital Recovery Department, PNC Bank, N.A., 1989 - 2000

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recommended, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate - Construction (Including Construction Litigation), 2017-2019
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal’s "General Litigation Department of the Year" award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law - Newark, 1999
  • B.A., Economics, Rutgers College - New Brunswick, 1989
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey