David S. Mandel

  • Managing Partner


Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business, Banking and Commercial Transactions
  • Condominium Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Litigation


David S. Mandel is the Firm's Managing Partner and also the Chairman of its Real Estate and Business Law Group. His real estate practice includes but is not limited to the following types of representations:
1) Representation of both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of shopping center leases;
2) Representation of clients in their sale, acquisition and financing of commercial and industrial real estate, including free standing buildings, pad sites and shopping centers;
3) Formation of condominiums for both residential and commercial use;
4) Formation of syndications for the acquisition and development of commercial real estate projects;
5) Representation of lenders and borrowers in loan transactions related to commercial real estate projects;
6) Preparation of real estate syndication documentation.

Mr. Mandel's business practice includes representation of clients in a variety of industries, including the entertainment industry (movie theaters, restaurants and bowling alleys), commercial printing, direct mail marketing, real estate brokerage and management, title insurance agencies, and retail (clothing stores, auto part stores, camera stores amongst others). He counsels clients on general corporate matters including types of business formation, preparation of partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, limited partnership agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements and vendor agreements. He has also been involved in mergers and acquisitions of a variety of sizes representing both the seller and buyer.

In addition, he has also been involved in commercial litigation matters including a recent matter which involved contracts for the sale of industrial real estate valued in the many tens of millions of dollars.



  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: Villanova University Economics Department Adam Smith Award
  • Villanova University
    • B.S. - 1974
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1977

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1977 to Present
  • Philadelphia Jewish Federation Real Estate, Member, 2017 to Present
  • International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC"), Member, 1995 to Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1977 to Present


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®
  • Recipient, Villanova University Economics Department Adam Smith Award, 1977
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Classes & Seminars

  • The Duty to Mitigate Damages-Does it Exist?, ICSC, 1995 to Present
  • Common Area Maintenance - What's Hot, What's Not, ICSC, 1995 to Present
  • Common Area Maintenance - What's Hot, What's Not, Philadelphia Bar Association - Real Estate, 1977 to Present
  • Issues Arising From the Sale/Purchase and Financing of a Partially Constructed Shopping Center, ICSC, 1995 to Present

Representative Clients

  • Sentinel Real Estate Corporation
  • Harborview Property Management, LLC
  • Manorhouse Management, INC.
  • Mid Penn Bank
  • Black Bear Sports


  • Dennis Wasilewski, Truist Bank
  • Richard Rosenblum, Harborview Property Management
  • Raymond Mincarelli, Jr. Mid Penn Bank
  • Kenneth Newell, Manorhouse Management, Inc.
  • Bruce Frank, Frank Entertainment Companies

Past Positions

  • Adelman & Lavine, Associate Attorney, 1977 to 1979


  • English