David L. Pieterse
Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King
Years in current role: 12
What do you enjoy most about practicing real estate law?
I think many lawyers would otherwise have chosen teaching as a profession. I most enjoy helping clients through waters they haven’t experienced before.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve dealt with over the past year?
The nuances of COVID-19 requirements and how they affect transactions.
What do you see as the biggest changes in real estate law in the next 3-5 years?
Remote work will be a significant disruption to traditional office leasing.
What community organizations do you support as a volunteer and why?
Compeer Rochester, Inc., The Society for the Protection and Care of Children and the Center for Community Alternatives. They are on the ground and helping those most in need.
What is one personal goal you have for the next year?
Spend more time with my family.