David LeborOf Counsel | Real EstateA 35-year veteran of sophisticated real estate deals, David works with clients to negotiate and close mission-critical commercial and residential property transactions.

David Lebor

David has played a major role in key real estate transactions in the region for more than three decades, both as general counsel to a major developer and as longtime partner at a large Philadelphia law firm. He works with McCausland Keen + Buckman clients to negotiate, facilitate and close significant transactions.

Over the course of his career, David has handled hundreds of commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate transactions, ranging in value from $5 million to $200 million. This includes extensive experience with acquisitions, dispositions, property management, and lease agreements, as well as development, financing, partnership and joint venture formation, and construction.

In addition, David is a trusted resource in navigating specific and complex aspects of transactions, including community development, LEED compliance, government funding, adaptive re-use of historic buildings, and structuring tax-efficient transactions. David has significant experience teaching and speaking to professional associations and at universities, including the Real Estate Institute at Temple University.

Beyond McCAUSLAND Keen + Buckman

  • Favorite pastime: grandchildren
  • Also enjoys travel, classical music and reading

Service Areas

Affiliations + Recognitions

  • Martindale Hubbel

    “Preeminent” AV Rated; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • Lower Merion Synagogue

    President (1990-1992; 1998-2002)

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Board Member

  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute

    CLE instructor (1998-2002)

  • Real Estate Institute at Temple University

    Course instructor (2006-2010)



  • Georgetown University Law Center

    Juris Doctor

  • University of Pennsylvania

    Master’s Degree

  • University of Pittsburgh

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Pennsylvania

  • New Jersey

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