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David A. Libardoni

Associate / Boston


David A. Libardoni is an associate in Nutter’s Real Estate Department and a member of the firm’s Development, Land Use and Permitting practice group. A diverse range of clients rely on David for advising on complex commercial acquisitions, dispositions, joint venture, leasing, and financing matters as well as development and permitting expertise, in particular with negotiating conveyance, financing, and leasing documents, performing zoning, title, and survey due diligence, representation at public hearings and obtaining zoning relief, and managing the closings for a variety of transactions.

Notable Experience and Client Impact

Transactional Matters

  • Representation of prominent mixed-use developer in connection with joint venture and $140 million construction loan for an approximately 275,000 square foot Class A laboratory building in Somerville, MA.
  • Representation of industrial real estate investor and operator in its acquisition, financing, and leasing of industrial assets in Massachusetts and Mid-Atlantic region with an aggregate value of over $200 million.
  • Representation of nonprofit healthcare provider in connection with the development and financing of a 102-unit residential development with a preference for affordable veterans’ housing located in Brighton, MA.
  • Representation of a life insurance company in connection with a $112 million loan and $175 million refinancing to a joint venture and pension fund secured by a Class A office and research laboratory building in the Longwood Medical Area.
  • Representation of an oil and gas company on the sale and disposition of over 110 fuel service stations located throughout the Northeast.
  • Representation of joint venture developer in connection with construction and mezzanine financing for a transit-oriented residential development in Plymouth, MA.
  • Representation of lender in connection with $27.5 million loan to nationally recognized developer for acquisition of retail shopping center located in Summerville, SC.

Development and Permitting Matters

  • Representation of nonprofit senior lifecare provider in connection with the development and permitting of 254-unit continuing care retirement community located in Londonderry, NH.
  • Representation of national grocery store chain in connection with all permitting and licensing matters in Massachusetts.
  • Representation of national fast casual restaurant in connection with permitting and zoning relief for downtown Boston location.
  • Representation of developer in connection with permitting and zoning relief necessary for the acquisition and redevelopment of historic religious structure into residential condominium in downtown Boston.

David is committed to the firm’s pro bono efforts. He has worked with Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston and the Volunteer Lawyers Project to represent pro bono clients in landlord-tenant disputes as well as other nonprofit organizations seeking real estate advice and expertise.

During law school, David served as editor in chief of the Boston College Law Review and received the Cornelius J. Moynihan Award for Outstanding Editorial Work in Publications.

His other legal experience includes a judicial internship for the Honorable Mary M. Lisi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

After graduating from Tufts University, David received a Fulbright Grant from the U.S. Department of State and served as an English teaching assistant and cultural ambassador in South Korea.



  • DTM Packaging and Custom Automation

    Nutter served as legal advisor to DTM Packaging and Custom Automation, a leader in machinery manufacturing and re-manufacturing, in its acquisition by The Massman Companies, a Minnesota-based team of machinery and technology companies.

  • The Gove Company, Inc.

    Nutter represented The Gove Company, Inc. in its sale of a parking lot on Newbury Street in Boston to L3 Capital, a Chicago-based investment firm. The total value of the transaction was $40 million.

  • Represented shorefront owners in litigation concerning easement rights on Cape Cod

    Nutter defended several shorefront owners in litigation concerning access to the waters of Cape Cod Bay. The courts ruled that the original developers did not reserve beach rights for the inland owners and further confirmed that the shorefront owners owned their land out to the mean low water line.

  • PeoplesBancorp, MHC

    Nutter represented PeoplesBancorp, MHC, a Massachusetts mutual holding company, and the bank holding company of PeoplesBank, a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank, both of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in connection with its acquisition of First Suffield Financial, Inc., a Connecticut corporation and the bank holding company of The First National Bank of Suffield, a national bank, both of Suffield, Connecticut. The total value of the transaction was approximately $60 million.

  • Brighton Marine

    Nutter advised Brighton Marine on all aspects of the development of The Residences at Brighton Marine, a $46 million project that created 102 units of affordable housing in Boston with a preference for veterans. Nutter provided counsel on all aspects of the project, including the original strategic planning, the permitting, the formation of the joint venture with WinnCompanies, the ground lease to the joint venture, and the financing.

  • Phoenix Property Company/Lincoln Property Company

    Nutter represents a joint venture between Phoenix Property Company / Lincoln Property Company and an institutional investor in the permitting and transactional aspects of a large, complex, multi-party residential/hotel/retail mixed-use project with underground garage to be constructed on land known as Parcel K in Boston’s Seaport District.

Case Studies

News & Insights



  • The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch”, 2021 

Education & Admissions


Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
Tufts University, B.A.


  • Massachusetts


Notable Experience

David performed title, survey, and zoning review for a client’s $64 million joint venture acquisition of a portfolio of office and warehouse properties in Massachusetts and Connecticut and on-going financing and disposition of portfolio assets.


The Best Lawyers in America “Ones to Watch”, 2021 

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