David Canfield


Mr. Canfield practices in the area of construction and commercial litigation matters and represents clients in New York State and United States Federal Courts, and in all arbitration and mediation venues. He is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations.

He joined the firm in 1991, after serving as a mechanical engineer and project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, for six years. As a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps, Mr. Canfield coordinated designs of large-scale building construction projects for military installations, serving as the liaison between Army and Air Force users and project designers, from project programming through the successful award of the projects. Mr. Canfield was also extensively involved in negotiation of design contracts and change orders, and in the resolution of construction disputes, particularly those concerning design deficiency or omissions.

Mr. Canfield's firsthand understanding of the professional issues that accompany bringing large-scale construction projects to completion is of great value to clients in large public, commercial and residential litigation. His experience has been of great benefit in representation of developers, contractors, fabricators and suppliers, based primarily in New York but also from such far-flung locales as Quebec, Florida and Japan.

Mr. Canfield is a graduate of Bucknell University, where he received a B.S. in mechanical engineering (1985), received his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law (1992), and studied international law at Cambridge University (1990). He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1993, United States Southern District Bar in 1994, United States Eastern District in 1995 and United States Northern District in 2004.

Credibility Through Representation

We represent owners, developers, sureties, general contractors, subcontractors, fabricators, suppliers, and design professionals in support of public and private construction. With time, the practice has expanded to like representation in other industries such as soft drink companies, restaurants, and retailers.

Time Is Important

We pride ourselves on taking the time to listen and understand what is most important to each and every person who seeks our advice. We discuss and explore the realistic possibilities for the outcome of the client's matter, whether it is a dispute that requires litigation or one that might be resolved in a non-adversarial process.