David is the founding member of Right Size Law PLLC. By opening his own practice at Right Size Law PLLC, David delivers the high quality lawyering and expertise expected of a big firm to individuals and their businesses. “Individuals and small businesses deserve high quality legal services as well.” David’s practice involves educating individuals on life and estate planning matters and then assisting them to implement strategies appropriate to their life circumstances and goals.
David’s own experience motivates him to assist his clients. “My mother left us without any planning of her own assets and debts, which were tied to her life partner and the business they ran together. They both expected him to die first so the planning that was done was premised on her taking care of her planning at his death. A complicated and protracted probate proceeding eventually ended with a result that my mother would never have wanted. This included my brothers and me inheriting a second home special to them and his children inheriting an IRA that she built.”
“Had they gone to a better lawyer, the second home could have been paid off and made available to her life partner while he lived. The IRA proceeds also could have been paid to her trust and made available to him if he needed the money. But ultimately her children would have inherited any left over money.”
David’s practice extends to advising and assisting clients with business transactions such as drafting partnership agreements, negotiating leases and buying and selling retail business in the District of Columbia. “The business law is complimentary to my estate practice. As more of us are working for ourselves – assisting clients with their work lives – allows me to stay better connected to my clients and more readily fine tune their life planning to changes in their work and personal lives.”
Having previously associated for seven years with the New York-based law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, David balanced the billable work of corporate clients with a commitment to pro bono service. By advising clients on the effects of legislative and regulatory proposals had on their businesses,David gained a great deal of experience in federal code and regulations which permeate trust and estate law. “It was very rewarding to help individuals fleeing from terrible conditions in their native countries to secure asylum in the United States.” These experiences shaped his desire to provide true counsel.