David Glod, a shareholder at the firm, handles both litigation and business transactional matters.
His civil litigation practice primarily includes contract and employment disputes, securities matters, and complex land title claims. David has won jury trials in the state and federal courts, and has also prevailed in proceedings before FINRA, the SEC, and other regulatory bodies. He is also successful in helping clients resolve disputes short of trial, through informal negotiation, mediation or other forms of dispute resolution.
David’s business practice focuses on entrepreneurship, startups, and small to mid-sized businesses, which he assists with matters including business organization and finance, employment issues and contracts. He is actively involved in counseling entrepreneurs and startups throughout the Boston innovation community. He is particularly interested in the legal implications of cryptocurrencies, including the intersection of cryptocurrency with existing securities regulations.
David was born in Poland and speaks fluent Polish.
Awards & Honors
- Selected as one of 40 “Boston Rising Stars” in 2015 by the National Law Journal and Connecticut Law Tribune.
- Named a “New England Super Lawyer Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters, 2011-2021
- Named a “Top Lawyer” by Boston Magazine, 2021
- Obtained $1.2 million jury verdict in favor of minority owner of closely-held family business, on breach of fiduciary duty and contract claims.
- Obtained $500,000 award in real estate partition matter and contract dispute between co-owners of shopping plaza. Also successfully defended an appeal of the award.
- Prevailed on behalf of local real estate developer in suit to recover deposit paid on a $2.6 million purchase transaction.
- Prevailed on behalf of homeowner in suit to prevent neighbor from expanding and paving an access easement.
- Represented private utility company in class action brought by consumers for alleged improper response to emergency.
- Appeared before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez, 460 Mass. 762 (2011), representing a homeowner with a title defect arising from the landmark ruling in U.S. Bank v. Ibanez (2011). David continues to represent homeowners and lenders whose titles are jeopardized in the aftermath of Ibanez and its progeny.
- Regularly advises startups and small businesses in matters including entity formation, structuring, governance and financing.
- Regularly counsels investment advisers and broker-dealers in registration and compliance matters, including enforcement proceedings. The firm’s adviser clients collectively manage over $5.5 billion in assets on a discretionary basis.
Articles & Talks
- End of the Night podcast, “Your Questions Answered: Disclosing Vaccination Status, Workplace Discrimination, HIPAA and More.”
- Radio Entrepreneurs, “Evictions During COVID-19 & How Litigation Is Being Handled.”
- Jeffrey B. Loeb and David Glod, “The Aftermath of Ibanez and Bevilacqua: Potential Remedies for Property Owners,” REBAnews, January 2012.
- Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
- New York University, B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 2006
- U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (1st Circuit)
- U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Outside the Office
- When not in the courtroom, David is most at home in the jungles of Malaysia, the coastal waters of Belize, the bazaars of Morocco or anywhere he hasn’t been yet.
- His hobbies including scuba diving, boxing and rock climbing.