David A. Thompson

David A. Thompson

Senior Counsel

David is the Office Head of Reed Smith's San Francisco office and is a member of the firm's Real Estate Group.

David's practice focuses on commercial real estate and sophisticated development projects for both public and privately held companies. He has spearheaded the real property aspects of various projects for clients in the energy, financial services, technology and utility industries.

David's commercial real estate practice includes negotiation and documentation of acquisitions, dispositions and leases; development of architectural and construction contracts; and advising on land use issues, including title issues, title insurance and due diligence in connection with real property transactions.

David's work with the energy sector, in particular, has included several large electric and alternative energy deals. His work on those projects involves project siting, negotiation and documenting of ground leases, purchase and sale agreements, easement agreements, financing documentation and title insurance.

Employment History

  • 2003 - Reed Smith
    • Office Head - San Francisco Office
    • Former Integration Partner - Houston Office
  • 1999 - Crosby Heafey Roach & May (combined with Reed Smith in 2003)
    • Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group
  • Jackson Tufts Cole & Black
  • Instructor of Business Law to MBA Candidates, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California

Professional Affiliations

  • The Olympic Club - Past President
  • United Way of Bay Area Legal Community Cabinet - Board Member
  • Larkin Street Youth Services - Board Member
  • Jefferson Awards, Students in Action - Regional Board Member
  • San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission - Past Alternate Commissioner to the Chairman
  • St. Thomas More Society - Past President