David A. Ebby



David Ebby represents lenders in all facets of construction and permanent lending, including leasehold financing and large multistate portfolio loans. He represents some of the country’s largest insurance companies and regularly closes commercial mortgage loan transactions exceeding $100 million. He also regularly represents office and retail landlords and several Fortune 500 companies in connection with their U.S. real estate needs. He is deputy chair of the firm’s real estate group.

Construction and Permanent Financing

David’s national mortgage lending practice has earned him the trust and confidence of various lenders, including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Jackson National Life Insurance Company/PPM America, State Farm Life Insurance Company, Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, WSFS Bank and Santander Bank. Clients value his legal advice and negotiation skills and the depth and variety of his transactional experience over his 30-year career. He has closed deals in nearly every state in every asset class, including industrial, office, retail, hospitality and multifamily.


David also has years of experience in representing landlords and tenants in office and retail leasing. Corporate real estate clients, including Cigna, Unisys and Virtusa, rely on David to execute their office leasing needs across the country. He is a tough and savvy lease negotiator, bringing swift closure to every deal.

Real Estate

Disputes David also represents clients in real estate litigation, including workouts, foreclosures, landlord/tenant matters, and disputes involving brokerage commissions, partnerships and agreements of sale.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

New Jersey


Villanova University School of Law
J.D. cum laude (1989)

Amherst College
B.A. cum laude (1985)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Civic Activities

  • President, Board of Directors, Lower Merion School District, 2009-11
  • Coach, Lower Merion Soccer Club

Firm Leadership

  • Deputy Chair, Real Estate Practice Group


  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds, Real Estate, 2022-23
  • Chambers USA — Pennsylvania, Real Estate, 2004-21; Pennsylvania, Real Estate: Finance, 2021-23
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers — 2005-23
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers — Fellow
  • Best Lawyers®— Real Estate Law, 2007-24
  • Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate, 2023
  • International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers, 2008-19
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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