OVERVIEW

David Raves is a Partner with Maiello Brungo & Maiello, LLP, practicing primarily in the areas of construction, suretyship and zoning.

Mr. Raves is also a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In nearly a decade of active architectural practice with firms in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, he developed extensive first-hand knowledge of the construction process, including site acquisition, design, construction administration and forensic analysis of construction deficiencies and claims.

Mr. Raves integrates his architectural experience with his legal practice, allowing him to quickly analyze and distill the complexities of construction into clear, concise and understandable issues for quick and cost-effective resolution. Although quick resolution has always been his primary goal, Mr. Raves does have extensive experience in claims resolution through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation in both state and federal forums. Mr. Raves has been recognized by his peers as a Super Lawyer for 2010 through 2014. Only five percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania are named Super Lawyers.

Mr. Raves has dealt extensively with suretyship issues involving payment bond, performance bond and maintenance bond claims. Additionally, he has been involved in surety takeovers, workouts, surety-assisted completions, and indemnity claims.

In addition, Mr. Raves has lectured at numerous professional seminars, authored various construction-related articles and is formerly an adjunct professor at the Duquesne University School of Law, teaching Construction Law.

Practice Areas

Construction Law

CONSTRUCTION LAW

MBM’s Construction Law Team crafts the solutions you need for timely and effective resolution. And with our preventive law philosophy, we strive to help our clients prevent disputes before they even begin.

Corporate Law

Corporate Law

The experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Maiello Brungo & Maiello work diligently to handle your corporate law matters so that you can focus on building, operating, and managing your business.

Education Law

Education Law

Our School Law Team attorneys stay on top of the leading developments in school law and are aware of both the day-to-day and long-term challenges our school district clients and other educational institutions face.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning

Our attorneys work hand-in-hand with clients to devise & implement comprehensive estate plans that are tailored to meet each client’s objectives. We develop strategies aimed at preserving & transferring your wealth while alleviating tax burdens.

Employment Law

Employment Law

Our Labor & Employment Law Team advises clients in negotiating employment contracts or collectively bargained agreements, directing management on proper procedures for investigating claims of discrimination, and addressing wage & benefits issues.

Litigation

Litigation

Our trial lawyers understand broad business implications and can draw on the firm’s multidisciplinary teams in industries such as financial services, insurance, real estate, & governmental entities to devise creative, efficient, & successful strategies.

Municipal Law

Municipal Law

MBM’s Municipal Law team has over one hundred years of combined experience representing municipalities, municipal authorities, and municipal boards & commissions throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law

Our real estate attorneys have represented buyers and sellers through all aspects of the acquisition, development, construction, financing, environmental consideration, zoning, taxation, and insuring of real estate.

Tax Assessment

Tax Assessment

MBM’s real estate tax assessment attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge & broad-based experience in all aspects of the appeals process & in all property types enabling them to best serve the interest of their clients.

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