Practicing primarily in the areas of governmental relations, public finance and construction and real estate law, David provides guidance in acquisition, condemnation and land-use issues. His core counseling encompasses levee and flood control matters, with representation of public entities in the planning, financing and construction of public infrastructure and flood-control systems. David uniquely understands the legal and legislative issues surrounding levee and drainage facilities and the entities that build and manage them.
He has represented clients before numerous federal, state and local agencies and before public bodies, including:
For approximately 12 years, David served as the executive director for the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee District, a federal flood-control project established in 1947 that protects 4,240 acres of commercial and retail development in St. Louis County. David continues his dedication to flood protection in the region as legal counsel for the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee District, as well as for more than 30 other flood protection projects throughout the Midwest. He handles a wide variety of governmental relations, construction, public finance and real estate matters for these clients, including land acquisition and condemnation.
In acknowledgment of his deep understanding of levee and flood control issues, David has spoken at gatherings for a number of prestigious groups, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers, Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association (MUFCA), the Upper Mississippi, Illinois & Missouri Rivers Association (UMIMRA) and the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association (MLDDA).