David L. Moore


Cleveland: 216.685.4735


David provides counsel to emerging businesses, privately-held corporations, and non-profit organizations on transactional, operational, and compliance matters. His experience includes commercial and project financing, real estate transactions, venture capital, tax planning, corporate governance, and banking regulation. He has worked extensively with banks and financial institutions, private foundations, charities, and information-technology and energy companies.

David has presented on securitization, corporate structures, acquisition strategies, and land-use matters, and has authored works on consumer lending, micro-finance, community development financial institutions, overdraft services, and the Community Reinvestment Act. 

publications + presentations

  • Rehabilitation Lending Activity in Cleveland: Alternative Policy Response to the Foreclosure Crisis (2012)
  • Crowdfunding Not Yet the Answer to Startup Cash Woes (2011)
  • Can Public Nuisance Law Protect Your Neighborhood from Big Banks? (Contributing Author, 44 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 89 (2011))
  • Electronic Fund Transfers Act: Requirements for Overdraft Services (Contributing Author, Consumer Credit: Law, Transactions and Forms § 1164.03[4], Matthew Bender & Co., 2010)
  • Community Reinvestment Act: Purpose of the Act (Contributing Author, Consumer Credit: Law, Transactions & Forms § 158.02, Matthew Bender & Co., 2010)
  • Risk Confinement: Analyzing the FDIC's Cross-Guarantee Authority and The Federal Reserve Board's Source-of-Strength Doctrine (2010)
  • Expanding Financial Access Using Nontraditional Credit Products: Small Dollar Loans, Peer-to-Peer Lending and Stored-Value Cards (2010)

civic organizations

  • Cleveland Community Development Corporation

professional affiliations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association - 3Rs Committee


Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, JD cum laude

Kent State University, BBA magna cum laude



Supreme Court of Ohio

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio