July 23, 2021
“We are excited to have David join the firm. His knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to our team, his joining allows us to expand the full range of services with the personal level of care that our clients have come to know and appreciate,” said Dean M. Roberts, Chair of the New York Real Estate & Finance Practice Group.
Shepherd commented, “In addition to the firm’s collegial environment, I am most excited about joining the firm because of the partners, associates, and support staff’s commitment to providing the highest quality of service to clients. I look forward to being able to learn from the partners and associate’s extensive experience and being able to apply that knowledge to better assist our clients.”
Shepherd focuses his practice primarily on commercial real estate and finance transactions. He has counseled developers, for-profit, and not-for-profit corporations in the acquisition and disposition of various classes of commercial real estate, as well as financing transactions.
Additionally, Shepherd is experienced in drafting and negotiating office and retail leases on behalf of both owners and tenants; as well as license agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, the formation of corporate documents, and other real estate transaction-related documents.
As a young real estate attorney, Shepherd recognizes the importance of both being involved in the local legal community and connecting with young leaders in the New York real estate industry. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and New York County Lawyers Association. Moreover, Shepherd was a Spring 2019 graduate of the New York City class of Project REAP; through which, he has been able to experience personal growth by participating in educational and mentorship opportunities offered through the International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP, and Urban Land Institute.
Shepherd received his J.D. in 2016 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was an E. Nathaniel Gates Scholarship recipient, Staff Editor of the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender, and President of the Real Estate Law Association. He received his B.A. in 2011 from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.