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David  W. Brown



David Brown is a real estate lawyer who focuses his practice on acquisitions, dispositions, recapitalizations and mortgage financings. He also has experience counseling clients in tax credit financing transactions. David represents commercial investors, developers, lenders, and property owners in a broad range of complex real estate matters across the United States.

Clients also turn to David for his practical analysis of legislative and regulatory activities in the real estate industry, with a particular emphasis on the District of Columbia. Moreover, as a member of the firm’s College Sports Law Practice, he has used his legislative interest to remain apprised of the constantly evolving intellectual property law landscape in the college sports arena, concentrating on name, image and likeness issues, in order to advise universities on compliance matters.

Prior to pursuing his legal career, David was a teacher and an award-winning broadcast journalist in Jamaica. He also worked in a senior communications and advisory capacity at the then Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. As a law student at The George Washington University Law School, David interned at the DC Rental Housing Commission and received White House recognition for his pro bono work. While there, he also served as a Dean’s Writing Fellow and as Executive Managing Editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.

Before joining Goulston & Storrs, David worked as a real estate associate in the District of Columbia office of an Am Law 100 firm.


  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch (2021-2024): Real Estate
  • Press Association of Jamaica’s Young Journalist of the Year, 2012
  • White House Gold Honors Award for Pro Bono Work, 2017


Member, DC Bar Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section

Member, DC Bar Community Affairs Section

Member, DC Building Industry Association Young Leaders Committee


  • District of Columbia


  • Vanderbilt University  (Ed.D., summa cum laude, 2023)
  • The George Washington University Law School  (J.D., 2017)
  • St. Thomas University, FL  (B.A., summa cum laude, 2011)