David L. Coombs



David Coombs is a business and securities law counselor and transactional attorney who focuses his broad corporate practice in the commercial real estate and investment management industries. He also advises sponsors and investors in the formation of private investment funds. Dave co-leads the firm’s Corporate Real Estate practice and is former Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate group.


Dave brings an unconventional background to his practice. He started in the software industry while pursuing mathematics and computer science at MIT, and continued for several years as a software designer and project manager. Dave has found that his training in creative problem-solving and strategic thinking applies broadly across industry lines. Clients also appreciate his familiarity with “real world” issues facing managers and decision-makers and the need for practical solutions.


  • General Counsel and Board of Directors, MIT Enterprise Forum, 2004-2011


  • Massachusetts


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (S.B., 1991)
  • Harvard Law School  (J.D., 1998)