David is a senior managing associate in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group. He focuses his practice on assisting public and private companies of all sizes with the design, implementation and maintenance of tax-qualified pension, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans, change in control plans and agreements, equity compensation arrangements, and health and welfare benefit plans.

David’s experience includes advising clients on tax issues from both general compliance and transactional perspectives. He has assisted audit teams as a tax specialist and performed operational compliance reviews of qualified retirement plans and health and welfare plans, and has assessed and advised on clients’ compliance with the Affordable Care Act, specifically with regard to issues involving worker classification, threshold offer of coverage requirements, and quality of health coverage. David has also assisted clients with numerous transactions from HR and tax compliance perspectives, as well as with the implementation of short- and long-term incentive programs.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, David worked in the People Advisory Services group of Ernst & Young’s Cleveland office, assisting clients with tax-related employee benefits matters, executive compensation, and HR transactional issues.

  • Received a 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; included in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • WEB (Worldwide Employee Benefits) Network
  • American Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland