David Valicenti is known as a top litigator in the local courts. It’s not just about David’s technical skill from 20 years of trying cases – it’s about creativity and imagination. He has figured out how to focus on the critical parts of each case and develop the right strategy. David’s main areas are business, employment, construction, securities and real estate litigation. Based on his extensive work in the trial courts, the Judges in the Berkshire Superior Court have repeatedly appointed him to serve as an arbitrator, receiver and trustee for complex cases.
David moved to the Berkshires from New York and remains active in regional matters, including obtaining various favorable decisions in the New York federal courts and two wins in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in recent years.
As a counselor, David truly enjoys the process of guiding individuals and business clients through the process of assessing options, tactical planning and clear decision-making. The results are successful settlements and court victories, sensible recommendations in tumultuous times and the building of long-standing relationships.
David is dedicated to the prosperity of the Berkshires community. He serves as counsel and Secretary to the Berkshire Innovation Center, an exciting new non-profit venture designed to accelerate innovation and growth of companies in the Berkshire region. David is also a Board member of Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, a non-profit that invests in local and regional food businesses.
- University of Massachusetts, B.A.
- Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Areas of Practice
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- State of New York
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit