David B. Smith


Practice Areas

Debt Counseling and Bankruptcy
Commercial Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Transactions

dsmith@skhlaw.com | Tel: 610.407.7217 | Fax: 610.407.7218

David Smith is a founding partner of Smith Kane Holman.

Before starting his own practice in 1997, David was associated with the large international law firm of Duane Morris & Heckscher in Philadelphia as a member of the firm’s nationally recognized Reorganization and Finance Department.

His practice is a diverse mix of commercial transactions and commercial litigation with a focus in the area of bankruptcy from both the debtor and creditor sides.

David is uniquely qualified to assist businesses and their owners facing difficult situations. David’s extensive experience in representing both debtors and creditors allows him to view every bankruptcy and workout situation from the perspective of each side of the situation. In addition, David has a large commercial litigation practice, based in a number of state county and federal courts. Finally, David has extensive experience in facilitating, negotiating, and documenting corporate and commercial transactions, including the sales or acquisitions of businesses and real estate. David also represents landlords and tenants in commercial real estate transactions and litigation.

David has been chosen as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” every year from 2004 (its inception year) through 2018 – a distinction that includes 5% of the lawyers within the state. He’s been recognized in Suburban Life magazine’s List of Awesome Attorneys and was been named “Top Lawyer” by Main Line Magazine in the field of Bankruptcy Law.

Education
J.D., 1990 Villanova University School of Law (Editor of Villanova Law Review 1988-1990, Award for Outstanding Achievement 1989-1990)
B.A., 1987 Pre-Law (Minor in Business Law) Pennsylvania State University

Bar Memberships
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, US District Court for the District of NJ

Professional Activities
David has authored and lectured on basic and advanced bankruptcy topics, real estate workouts, mortgage foreclosures, and other topics related to commercial transactions and commercial litigation.