David L. Zive

Of Counsel

David L. Zive is a transactional finance attorney with over three decades of experience in real estate and commercial finance.

David focuses on commercial lending with an emphasis on loan originations, loan restructurings and distressed debt transactions, as well as creditors’ rights and enforcement matters. He represents creditors and borrowers at all stages of the credit life cycle of commercial loans, including construction loans, bridge loans, and permanent financings. He also counsels lenders, servicers and investors in connection with dispositions and acquisitions of distressed commercial loans. He possesses significant knowledge of structured finance, debt restructuring, asset management, and mergers and acquisitions.


Representative Matters

  • Represented a senior private real estate lender in connection with a $3.5 million private equity investment made in the owner of a 40-unit multi-family property
  • Represented a national bank in connection with a $25 million revolving credit facility for a private golf club consistently rated in the top 10 by Golf Digest in its annual “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses”
  • Represented a national bank in connection with an $8 million revolving credit facility and affiliated $14.5 million real estate acquisition loan for a wholesaler and distributor of disposable protective apparel

Professional Highlights

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, " When the Plan Goes Awry: Making the Best of Mortgage Modifications," ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law’s 35th Annual RPTE National CLE Conference, May 11, 2023

Panelist, "Restructuring and Forbearance of Commercial Loans: A Refresher and Update for the “New World, ”' Real Estate Institute, December 2, 2022

Board Memberships & Community Service

Brandeis University Alumni Admissions Council

Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Cherry Hill NJ

Executive Board, Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ

Board of Directors, Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ



Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1989)

Brandeis University (B.A., cum laude, 1986)



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania