David Pierson is probably the only construction lawyer in Maine to have spent the first fifteen years of his career owning and running a successful construction business. His experience was gained in building projects like the Thomas Moser Cabinet Makers factory in Auburn and other commercial and industrial projects, as well as overseeing the construction of the Good Shepherd Foodbank’s 52,000 s.f. Auburn warehouse facility as head of its building committee. David has represented owners, architects, and builders in all aspects of construction from design to project completion, and when necessary, dispute resolution. All of this adds to his unique knowledge and insight on construction, contracting, general business and economic development that few can match.
A practicing attorney since 1993, Pierson has been named among the Best Lawyers in Maine by his peers in the area of construction law since 2007. He serves as corporate counsel to the Maine Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Maine.
In addition to his work on construction matters, David has worked extensively with municipalities, non-profit development corporations and commercial developers on commercial and industrial economic development projects. David mediates construction and commercial disputes and has served as a mediator or as an arbitrator in numerous construction disputes. He also represents clients in land use matters, the prosecution and defense of land use enforcement actions and appeals of planning board and zoning board decisions to the Superior Court and Maine Supreme Judicial Court.