David Senter practices in the Construction Group. Since joining the firm in 1984, Mr. Senter has concentrated his practice in the areas of construction, commercial litigation and commercial collections.
David Senter's practice has included:
- Representation of developer of $550 million dollar mixed use and DOT project
- Representation of helical anchor supplier in connection with collapse of 1036 foot TV tower
- Federal court trial over structural steel supplied for the longest cable stay bridge in North America
- Representation of structural steel fabricator in claims involving airbus hanger facility
- Representation of structural steel fabricator in contract negotiations over sports stadium and energy related facilities
- Serve as national construction counsel for national building supply house which involves contract review, project advice and surety negotiations
- Prosecution of a national plumbing supply company's claim for $1.0 million owed on eight different projects in two states involving the same bankrupt utility contractor and its sureties. It also involved the separate defense of the utility contractor's $1.2 million claim for allegedly defective pipe which required the joiner of the pipe manufacturer and pipe coater. Also defended the contractor's $600,000 preference action against our client in which case contingent bond claims were asserted against the contractor's sureties.
- Representation of a structural steel fabricator with regard to construction, lien and bond issues related to its bankruptcy pending in the Southern District of New York. This involved preparing a matrix of subcontractor and supplier lien and bond rights for approximately 15 states and then analyzing the actual lien and bond rights of subcontractors and suppliers on projects in each of those states.
- General construction representation of local healthcare system which owns four hospitals and multiple other healthcare facilities in two North Carolina counties.
- Prosecution of an engineering and design firm's claim for $1.2 million due for design of a fiber optic cable system across two states. The case involved defending claims of deficient design and pursuing claims against a surety and against a contractor and owner in bankruptcy court.
Mr. Senter has made various presentations on construction and collections related topics to national and local trade and professional associations. Mr. Senter has also authored construction and collections related articles in bar and trade publications including:
- "Payment" chapter in Construction Law Casebook published by the American Bar Association's ("ABA") Forum on the Construction Industry (2009);
- Co-author of the North Carolina section in the State-by-State Guide to Contracts and Claims book published in 2006 by Aspen Law & Business;
- Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook (4th ed., 2006);
- Construction Warranties and Guarantees: A Primer, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Winter 2003);
- "The Role Of The Subcontractor" chapter in The Fundamentals Of Construction Law published by the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry (2001);
- Co-author of the North Carolina section in the State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing book published in 1999 by Aspen Law & Business; and
- Statutory Grounds for Challenging Arbitration Awards, The Construction Lawyer, Vol. 19, No. 4 (October 1999).
- "Legal Elite" in Construction Law by Business North Carolina (2005-2009, 2011, 2012)
- Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law since 2003
- North Carolina "Super Lawyer" for Construction Law
- American Bar Association - Construction Forum, Governing Committee (2004-2007); Chair of Division 9 Steering Committee, Specialty Trade Contractors and Suppliers (2002 - 2004); Tort and Insurance Practice Section; Litigation Section; Construction Litigation Committee
- North Carolina Bar Association - Construction Law Section Council (1992-1995)
- American Arbitration Association - Panel of Arbitrators
Carolina Steel Corporation v. Palmetto Bridge Constructors, 444 F.Supp 2d 577 (D.S.C. 2006)
Remington Arms Co., Inc. v. Heritage Graphics, LLC, 630 S.E.3d 743 (2006)
Sessler v. Marsh, 144 N.C.App. 623, 551 S.E.2d 160 (2001)
Security Credit Leasing, Inc. v. D.J.'s of Salisbury, Inc., 140 N.C.App 521, 537 S.E.2d 227 (2000)
Cable-La, Inc.v.Williams Communications, Inc., 104 F. Supp.2d 569 (1999)
Watson Electrical Construction Co. v. Winston-Salem, 109 N.C.App. 1994, 426 S.E.2d 420 (1993)
T.H. Blake Contracting Co., Inc. v. Sorrells, 109 N.C.App 119, 426 S.E.2d 85 (1993)
Hayes v. Evergo Telephone Co., Ltd., 100 N.C.App 474, 397 S.E.2d 325 (1990)
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Fourteen Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named "Super Lawyers" in North Carolina.
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Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named to the Best Lawyers in America® list for 2013.
- North Carolina Attorneys Honored as “Legal Elite”
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that eight of its attorneys have been named to Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite” list for 2012.
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Legal publication The Best Lawyers in America ® has named eight Nexsen Pruet attorneys to its list of the “2012 Lawyers of the Year.” They are Cherie Blackburn, Henry Brown, Mark Knight, Susi McWilliams, Rick Mendoza, Ed Menzie, David Senter and Mary Shahid.
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Nexsen Pruet is proud to announce that 62 of its attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers®.
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- Attorneys Recognized by North Carolina Super Lawyers®
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that nine attorneys from the firm’s Greensboro and Charlotte offices have been named to the 2011 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Two attorneys are named as North Carolina “Rising Stars.”
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Harper Heckman and David Senter made the list in the Construction law category. Ben Kahn made the list for Bankruptcy law and Grainger Pierce is listed in the Employment law category.
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The June 25th, 2010 edition of The Triad Business Journal profiles David Senter, managing partner of Nexsen Pruet's Greensboro office.
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Nine attorneys from the Charlotte and Greensboro offices of Nexsen Pruet have been named to the 2010 list of North Carolina Super Lawyers®. Four more attorneys are named as “North Carolina Rising Stars.”
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Ten Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite.”
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Business North Carolina magazine has named six attorneys from Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier’s Greensboro office to its “Legal Elite” listing, an honor bestowed by the publication on less than 5 percent of the state’s lawyers.
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Business North Carolina magazine has named Six attorneys from Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier to its list of the profession's "Legal Elite," an honor bestowed by the publication on just 3 percent of the state’s lawyers.
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Five Nexsen Pruet attorneys have been named among the 2005 "Legal Elite" in a survey by North Carolina Business magazine.
- Wake Forest University, B.S., cum laude, 1981
- Wake Forest University, J.D., cum laude, 1984
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina (All State & Federal Courts)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- United States Supreme Court
Civic & Professional Memberships
- American Arbitration Association
- American Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake Forest Law School Board of Visitors