David R. DratchOf Counsel | Real EstateA former in-house counsel to a Pennsylvania developer, David brings practical experience to help clients navigate real estate transactions.

David R. Dratch

David focuses his practice on real estate transactional work, zoning and land use law in Pennsylvania and beyond. 

With more than 12 years of experience as in-house counsel to a diversified Pennsylvania real estate developer and as a small business owner, David brings significant practical knowledge to his work with clients.

His real estate transactional experience includes managing numerous residential, commercial and industrial land development projects.  His work has included drafting and negotiating approval documentation, purchase and sale agreements, construction agreements and financing arrangements. He has experience with a variety of leasing transactions for retail, industrial and office space.

David understands the zoning and land development process well and has successfully navigated a range of zoning board hearings. 

He also has considerable experience handling real estate tax appeals.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Musician and hockey player

Selected Representative Matters

Negotiated more than 75 leases across over four million total square feet of industrial, retail and office centers in the greater Philadelphia region

Successfully appealed real estate tax assessments more than 35 Philadelphia-area properties

Counseled, negotiated and closed on the sale of over 450 single and multi-family lots in Pennsylvania to a national home builder

As part of 1031 exchange, negotiated and closed on $13 million sale of 11,000 square foot retail center

For a 100k+ square foot shopping center and office complex, successfully negotiated zoning ordinance to amend permitted signage and obtained conditional use approval to install comprehensive multi-format sign package 

Service Areas

Affiliations + Recognitions



  • Suffolk University Law School

    Juris Doctor

  • Skidmore College

    Bachelor of Arts, cum laude

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • Massachusetts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey