David Richards - Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

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David Richards

Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A.

60 South Park Place

Painesville, OH 44077

(440) 352-3391

Practice Areas
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Prop
  • Real Estate-Business
  • Construction Law
  • Franchise Law
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David Richards www.dworkenlaw.com/attorneys/partners/david-richards/ earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Accounting with high honors from Miami University in Ohio. He was awarded his law degree cum laude from the Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Mr. Richards is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and the Lake County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Ohio courts since 1971. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, since 1972; the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit in 1974; and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1975.

Mr. Richards has been employed by the firm since 1969 and has been a principal of the firm since 1975. His practice emphasizes real estate law, including all aspects of commercial, industrial, and residential real estate development, financing, and leasing; commercial; general business; corporate; banking; construction law; commercial litigation; general business; corporate banking; construction law; and mergers and acquisitions.

Dworken & Bernstein www.dworkenlaw.com offers a full range of legal services for businesses, individuals, and families in litigation and transactions with offices in Painesville and downtown Cleveland. Dworken & Bernstein is the largest law firm in the Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula County area.

Ohio Lawyers Give Back www.ohiolawyersgiveback.org was founded by Dworken & Bernstein Co., L.P.A. to promote the use of cy pres in class action settlements. When a class action is settled, plaintiff and defendant agree to a fund amount to pay all class members. Since many class members have moved, passed-away, or can't be found, millions of settlement dollars go unclaimed. That settlement money is intended to benefit the class—rather than revert to the wrongdoing defendant—so the ancient doctrine is now being used to distribute the unclaimed money to charities and non profits.

Over $22 million dollars has already been distributed, just by the sponsors, a single law firm. If cy pres were used more broadly, hundreds of millions of dollars each year would be available to help charities, non-profits, and the communities where we live. This website is dedicated to advancing the use of cy pres in all class action settlements where a large pool of unclaimed settlement funds is expected.

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Practice Areas: Business > Commercial Litigation
Business > Mergers & Acquisitions
Business > Intellectual Prop
Business > Real Estate-Business
Business > Construction Law
Business > Franchise Law
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