David H. Montgomery


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 1998

B.A., Miami University, 1994

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 1998

United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 1998

Awards & Recognitions

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star 2004, 2005; 2011-2012

Dayton Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Winner 2004

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review BV Rating


David joined the firm in 2000, and is a shareholder and chair of the firm’s Real Estate and Business Department. He represents a broad client base of public and private sector entities including regional and national businesses and Fortune 500 companies.  He has extensive experience working with townships, municipalities and other governmental agencies throughout southwest Ohio, as well as developers, architects, civil engineers, and other professionals associated with land development/redevelopment and real estate related matters.
In the area of real estate development, David is typically involved in all facets of a project, from initial zoning review, contract preparation, financing, etc., through final governmental approvals for rezoning, site plan, variances, subdivision and permitting. Additionally he assists with drafting declarations, covenants, easements; creating homeowner and condominium associations; and handling construction related issues.  David also works with Buyers, Sellers, Landlords and Tenants on transactional and leasing matters.
In other real estate and non real estate matters, David handles document drafting and review, contract drafting and negotiations, assists with due diligence, sets up appropriate business entities, public and private financing,  advises on lien rights and resolution of lien disputes, and other legal matters that may arise. He also provides a full range of additional services for business owners, including business formation, business transactions, business succession, and estate planning. David is a frequent speaker at seminars about business, land use, zoning, and municipal law.

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    David Montgomery received America’s Most Honored Lawyers Award for 2021 from The American Register

    David Montgomery received America’s Most Honored Lawyers Award for 2021 from The American Register. All qualifying public recognitions of excellence are certified by The American Registry and include significant mentions in the press, honors by recognized trade groups, and acclaimed recognitions by peers or clients. Click here to...

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    Business Contract Language in the World of COVID-19

    Written by: David Montgomery Updated: 3/19/2020 With the continuing spread of Covid-19 and the ever-shifting efforts to contain its spread by Local, State and Federal Government, many of our clients have contacted the firm in relation to contract performance and maintaining their obligations thereunder.  Without...

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    Who’s Who in Real Estate?

    Congratulations to both David Montgomery & Alan Schaeffer for being listed as the Dayton Business Journals (DBJ) Who’s Who in Real Estate once again. This recognition is compiled by the DBJ editorial board and includes honorees from seven industries that play a role in the...

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Community Activities

American Bar Association

Dayton Bar Association

Ohio State Bar Association:  Real Property Section Council, member

Leadership Dayton, Class of 2007

Dayton Art Institute Associate Board, Past President

Miami Valley School, Alumni Council,  President (2006-2009; 2011 – 2013), Vice President (2009 – 2010; 2013- present), Board of Trustees member

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Dayton Chapter Board Member (2007 – 2011)

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAOIP) Dayton Chapter, Board Member (2012 – present)

Dayton Homebuilders Association

Former, adjunct professor at Fortis College, paralegal program

American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter, member

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