Zachary Davis

Zachary Davis

Zachary Davis is an experienced construction and design attorney who advises clients in a broad spectrum of legal matters, with specific emphasis on resolving complex commercial disputes. Zachary employs a proactive approach in assisting clients in developing pre-litigation and litigation avoidance strategies. He has advocated on behalf of clients before a variety of adversarial tribunals including federal and state courts, arbitration panels and administrative bodies. Zachary’s clients have included corporations, business owners and entrepreneurs in the construction, real estate, technology, hospitality, telecommunications, financial services and insurance industries.

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Important Lessons from Record-Setting Settlement in Building Collapse Case

Having lived in Philadelphia in 2013 when the four-story “Hoagie City” building collapsed during demolition and toppled the neighboring Salvation Army thrift store, killing seven people and injuring 12 others, I closely followed the recent civil trial that resulted in a $227 million settlement of the plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death claims—a reported record … Continue Reading

Buyer Beware: Oregon Courts Will Enforce Anti-Assignment Provisions in Insurance Policies

An anti-assignment provision in an insurance policy may prohibit the insured from assigning its rights under the policy. In my latest DJC article, I discuss a recent decision by the Oregon Court of Appeals, in which a claimant learned the hard way that Oregon courts will not hesitate to enforce an anti-assignment provision in an … Continue Reading

On Guard: A Look at Subcontractor Default Insurance

Whether you call it SDI or SubGuard, subcontractor default insurance is yet another consideration for public and private project owners as they look at protection from subcontractor default.  But what exactly is this relatively new option and when is it most appropriate?  In my recent article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, I discuss SDI, … Continue Reading
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