David Singer graduated from Rutgers College with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1975, and earned his Juris Doctorate from Western New England Law School in 1978.David was a founding partner in the law firm of Esser, Singer, Eisenberg & Wainstein, in Greenfield and in Orange, Massachusetts, where he remained until 2000, when he opened a solo law and mediation practice in Greenfield. David specializes in real estate law, both residential and commercial.He has vast experience in land trust, conservation and ground lease transactions, and has represented multiple clients in closing extensive tax credit projects.
David was trained as a mediator in 1995 at the Mediation Training at Harvard law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, in 1997 at the Franklin Mediation and Training Collaborative and in 2013 at the MCLE Mediation Training in Boston.David has extensive experience mediating and arbitrating real estate matters.He also utilizes his mediation skills in facilitating and mediating cases involving estate and zoning issues and in cases involving interpersonal conflicts.
David’s mediation expertise has been utilized in his law practice and in his many civic activities. One example of a successful mediation by David involved his facilitating a public, emotional apology from Greenfield Community College to the family of a 12-year-old boy who was severely and permanently injured during a college sponsored activity.After 10 years of battling in a greatly publicized law suit, the public apology and acknowledgment of responsibility was mediated by David, ending in a mutually satisfactory resolution for the family, the college and the community.
David is an active member of his community, where his mediation skills have been publicly recognized.David’s mediation skills have been effective in settling school contracts; creating a new charter, changing Greenfield’s governance from a Board of Selectmen to a mayoral form of government; zoning changes; and ongoing issues involving city government.David served on the Franklin County Mental Health Board for four years, two as President; Greenfield School Committee in Greenfield for six years, two as Chair; the Zoning Board of Appeals in Greenfield for three years; the Charter Commission for one year; the Executive Committee of the Franklin County Bar Association, two years as President; and the Greenfield City Council for six years, two as President.