David M. Cuppage is a Principal at McCarthy Lebit. He has a diverse litigation and transactional practice, which includes commercial, business, employment, debtor/creditor, real estate, title insurance, construction, municipal and environmental litigation, white collar criminal defense, and general corporate, real estate, and commercial transactional law.

Mr. Cuppage’s litigation practice includes business, uniform commercial code, lending, factoring and creditor rights, employment (including wrongful discharge and non-compete agreements), real estate and land use, construction, municipal, and commercial litigation including intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition), in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies.

His real estate, land use and environmental practice includes representation, counseling and litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, boards, commissions and other quasi-judicial bodies. He is experienced in all aspects of real estate and land use litigation, including title, RESPA, eminent domain, annexation, zoning and other local regulations and in environmental litigation, including CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act and other state and local environmental statutes. He is also experienced in advising, negotiating, counseling and conducting due diligence on real property and business acquisitions and transactions involving land use and environmental issues.

General counsel services include representation, counseling, due diligence and negotiations in general business and corporate matters; commercial lending, factoring and debtor/creditor rights; employment issues; financing and factoring transactions; intellectual property prosecution, protection, transfers and licensing; negotiating and drafting close corporation agreements, partnership and limited liability company agreements, stock and/or asset purchase agreements, real estate purchase agreements, construction, manufacturing, distribution and employment contracts.


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    • J.D.
  • Kent State University
    • B.A. Political Science


  • Ohio
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent
  • Ohio Super Lawyers 2015-2017


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Stated Bar Association, Member

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