PERFECTING HIS CRAFT
David graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He then practiced as a real estate transactional attorney for 20 years, serving as partner-in-charge of the real estate departments in the Los Angles offices of two national law firms. In 1990, he co-founded the boutique, Los Angeles-based real estate law firm Case, Knowlson, Mobley, Burnett & Luber. The firm quickly gained renown for providing exceptional but reasonably priced legal service. A January 24, 1995 article in the Los Angeles Times profiled CBMB&L as an example of why America’s biggest corporations often prefer highly-regarded boutique law offices rather than large legal firms. Working with national and international clients, David’s legal experience enabled him to hone skills critical to the work of a developer, including a thorough understanding of the approval process, how to establish a rapport with city officials, and how to avoid legal pitfalls through the entire development, and most importantly development, operational, financial and sale processes. Leaving practice in 1995, David leveraged these skills and his knowledge of upscale real estate projects, to become a natural point person for envisioning new developments and shepherding them step-by-step to completion. He completed his transformation into the private real estate development and investment business by founding LCC Properties Group, developing iconic projects for some twenty two years.