David H Roberts

David H. Roberts

David H. Roberts
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David Roberts is a partner in the firm's Business Law department, where he is a member of the Real Estate Industry group and the REITs and Capital Markets practices. He joined Goodwin in 2007.


David's experience in corporate finance includes representing public and private companies, including publicly traded REITs, non-publicly traded REITs and underwriters in transactions such as IPOs, follow-on and shelf offerings and 144A offerings of equity and debt securities. He has been involved in raising over $12 billion in public and private equity and debt capital for the firm's clients. He also has experience in representing public companies in connection with merger and acquisition transactions.

David has served as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for public companies, primarily focusing on REITs. He has counseled these clients in all aspects of corporate governance and securities law compliance and a wide variety of general corporate and securities matters.

Professional Activities

David is the editor of the REITs Practice Area on The Corporate Counsel.net, an online resource of The Corporate Counsel and The Corporate Executive publications. He is also a member of the American Bar Association.

Professional Experience

David is a former staff member of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance. While at the SEC, he assisted registrants in complying with Securities Act, Exchange Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act disclosure and certification requirements. In addition, David examined multiple underwritten and non-traded REIT initial public offerings, domestic equity offerings by business services related companies, and underwritten primary ADS offerings by foreign private issuers.

Prior to attending law school, David was a supervising senior accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a member of the Technology group.

David is a certified public accountant.




Northeastern University School of Law


Stonehill College



  • Massachusetts


  • Co-Author, “REIT Disclosure Requirements When Acquiring or Disposing of Real Estate Operations,” The Real Estate Finance Journal, April 28, 2023
  • Speaker, “Preparing for the 2023 REIT Proxy Season,” Nareit’s 2023 REIT Proxy Season Program, January 11, 2023
  • Author, “Too Close for Comfort: The Potential Dilemma facing the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Pace Law Review, Spring 2008