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  • J.D., Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1998
  • A.B., Stanford University, Political Science, with honors and distinction, 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First and Second Circuits

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce

David Himelfarb

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  • T: 617.449.6555
    F: 617.326.3086

Mr. Himelfarb is a versatile business litigator who handles a variety of commercial disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, trade secrets and unjust enrichment claims, among others. His clients include several large national banks, publicly traded companies and universities, as well as small businesses and individuals.

Possessing extensive experience managing litigation from initial case filing through judgment, Mr. Himelfarb has first-chaired numerous trials in state and federal courts and has handled several state and federal appeals.

In his creditor’s rights practice, Mr. Himelfarb represents banks against recalcitrant borrowers and frequently acts on behalf of creditors in bankruptcy court. He also has handled a variety of commercial real estate disputes, representing both landlords and tenants.

Additionally, Mr. Himelfarb advises on federal government contracting matters. He handles bid protests, contract claims, requests for equitable adjustments, negotiating teaming and joint venture agreements, and appeals from adverse agency decisions.

An advocate in his community, Mr. Himelfarb is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He was recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2006–2013 and included among the Massachusetts Super Lawyers for 2014-2016. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Breach of An Agreement To Acquire Minority Interest – Honour Crown Asia
Honour Crown Asia and its founder in a case involving the breach of an agreement to acquire a minority interest in the defendant, an electronics recycling company. A Middlesex County jury returned a $1.5 million verdict in favor of our clients. We also obtained the dismissal, on summary judgment, of misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair practices claims against the client in a related lawsuit.
Long Term Lease Real Estate Payments – Massachusetts Financial Services Company
Massachusetts Financial Services Company in an action against a major commercial landlord to recover real estate tax overpayments over the life of a long-term lease.
Termination of Suspension Negotiations - Agiltron, Inc., Nanotrons Corp., and Agiltron Development Corp.
Agiltron, Inc., Nanotrons Corp., and Agiltron Development Corp. in their negotiations with the Department of the Air Force Suspension and Debarment Official of an Administrative Agreement providing for the termination of their suspension from federal government contracting.


National Contract Management Association, The 53rd Annual March Workshop