David L. Black

David L. Black
Exton, PA
Phone: (610) 458-4400Fax: (610) 458-4441
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David L. Black

David L. Black is a shareholder in the Exton office of Riley Riper Hollin & Colagreco. David’s practice involves the representation of clients in commercial litigation. David also routinely counsels clients on general business matters to minimize the risks associated with litigation and works closely with those clients to achieve practical business solutions to complex legal issues.

David has represented clients in both state and federal courts, as well as before governmental agencies and in alternative dispute resolution forums. He has experience in all aspects of litigation and has both prosecuted and defended claims from inception through trial. David also handles post-judgment execution proceedings to convert courtroom success into economic recovery for his clients.

For labor and employment clients, he has enforced restrictive covenants, defended against discrimination claims and provided representation for claims brought under the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

David also represents both residential and commercial landlords in all matters relating to asset management, including tenant disputes and evictions.  As part of his landlord and tenant practice, David has extensive experience in counseling clients in all aspects of the management, operation, and closure of manufactured home communities.  David also counsels clients on the requirements of Pennsylvania’s Manufactured Home Community Rights Act and routinely handles litigation brought under that Act.

Throughout his career, David has regularly handled high profile cases which generate media attention.  A few of David’s significant results for clients include obtaining judgment on the pleadings in favor of a client in a $20 million condominium sale brought under the Uniform Condominium Act, obtaining the dismissal of due process claims brought against a local animal rights non-profit, and defeating attempts to remove Trustees and leadership from a private educational institution.

David received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Villanova University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction in economics, from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of clients in real estate disputes including claims brought pursuant to Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
  • Representation of commercial mortgagor in multi-million dollar mortgage foreclosure action
  • Representation of national and local developers in litigation against municipal authorities before both federal and state courts
  • Representation of business entities in the enforcement of restrictive covenants against national and international companies
  • Representation of national real estate company in closure of manufactured home community
  • Representation of regional real estate company in management and operation of several manufactured home communities

Practice Areas

Admitted To Practice

  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2005


  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2004)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (B.A. in Economics, with distinction, 2001)