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David M. Hunter

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David's legal career represents a dynamic private practice that spans over 40 years.  He is currently the longest-tenured partner at Brouse McDowell and one of the longest-serving attorneys in the history of the firm. He is recognized for his expertise in general business law and commercial law. In particular, David advises clients in the area of corporate business planning, and represents parties in reorganization and insolvency proceedings under federal bankruptcy law. He has orchestrated many successful commercial and residential real estate development projects, including the development and sale of over 600 residential condominiums. For nearly a quarter of a century, David served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Valley Savings Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank with assets in excess of $130 million. He was instrumental in negotiating and structuring the definitive merger agreement by and between Valley Savings Bank and Westfield Bank resulting in a combined financial institution with total assets approaching $1 billion.

David is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Biography

    David's legal career represents a dynamic private practice that spans over 40 years.  He is currently the longest-tenured partner at Brouse McDowell and one of the longest-serving attorneys in the history of the firm. He is recognized for his expertise in general business law and commercial law. In particular, David advises clients in the area of corporate business planning, and represents parties in reorganization and insolvency proceedings under federal bankruptcy law. He has orchestrated many successful commercial and residential real estate development projects, including the development and sale of over 600 residential condominiums. For nearly a quarter of a century, David served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Valley Savings Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank with assets in excess of $130 million. He was instrumental in negotiating and structuring the definitive merger agreement by and between Valley Savings Bank and Westfield Bank resulting in a combined financial institution with total assets approaching $1 billion.

    David is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.


  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, Trustee & Co-Announcer
    • Akron Roundtable, Board of Trustees, Past President
    • Western Reserve Academy, Board of Trustees, Trustee Emeritus
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Articles & Presentations
    • Preserving Your Partnership, Smart Business (September 2012)
    • “Ohio Usury Laws and Their Effect Upon the Home Mortgage Market: Economic and Constitutional Inequities,” 8 Akron Law Review 125 (1974) and Casenote 7 Akron Law Review 331 (1974)
  • Representative Engagements
    • David has been involved in the planning, financing and development of several major residential real estate communities including Brook Point Village; Brook Point Village II; East Bath Woods; Prescott Village I; Prescott Village II; Prescott Village III; Prescott Commons; The Reserve at East Bath; and North Point at Hunters Crossing
    • David has represented parties in interest in reorganization and insolvency proceedings including, most recently, in Re: Nexpak Corporation, in Re: Harvard Industries, et al; in Re: Schwartz Homes, Inc
  • Distinctions
    • Cleveland’s Legal Leaders™ – Top Rated Lawyer in Bankruptcy, and General Practice — 2013-2015
    • Ohio Super Lawyer through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2004-2006, 2008-2010, 2013-2015
    • The Best Lawyers in America© through a peer-review survey and is recognized for his expertise in the Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law and Financial Services Regulation Law sections. — 1989-2018