DAVID A. MCCARVILLE

 

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

-Maya Angelou

David A. McCarville

David McCarville is a director in the Phoenix office of our trusts, estates and wealth preservation practice group. His work focuses on estate planning and administration, real estate and corporate succession planning. He takes great pride in understanding the personality of his clients and their unique family dynamics which then allows him to identify and resolve issues before they become a problem. He delivers value to his clients by creating strategic estate plans that are designed to protect assets and preserve legacies in a tax efficient and meaningful way. This approach also extends to business owners where David helps to safeguard their business interests through meaningful succession planning. He’s also a thought-leader in the rapidly-developing blockchain technology field, working with clients to help them understand and prepare for the changes that this technology can improve upon legacy systems for storing and transferring value using distributed ledgers, digital assets and smart contracts.

An Arizona native born in Casa Grande, AZ, David attended college in Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University where after graduation he became fully immersed in the shipping and international logistics field. He enjoyed the challenge of managing shipments of oversized, heavy and sensitive equipment to destinations with challenging geopolitical and transportation infrastructure. His experience in working with colleagues and officials in South Africa, Russia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo provides him with an appreciation of things that he had previously taken for granted such as the rule of law, electricity and running water.  With this experience he then began working as government contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton on the transportation and disposal of nuclear waste for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain project. Forever curious – with a passion for helping people – this experience put David in contact with a number of outstanding lawyers, and led to him eventually earning his J.D. from George Mason University in Arlington, VA before returning home to practice law in Arizona.

Outside of the office, David and his wife are blessed with four daughters and their family-oriented life is a whirlwind of extracurricular activities, cooking meals together, hiking and the occasional movie.

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • B.A., English Literature, Loyola Marymount University

Areas of Practice

Our experienced agricultural attorneys provide a broad range of assistance to clients, both domestically and internationally.

We are poised and ready for the next revolution in the legal industry: blockchain technology.

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Fennemore Craig has one of the largest trust, estate, and probate litigation practices in the Southwest.

Fennemore Craig has one of the largest private client and estate planning practices in the Southwest.

Our health care attorneys serve a range of clients within the ever-expanding realm of healthcare law.

Fennemore Craig has one of the largest private client and estate planning practices in the Southwest.

Our tax attorneys help clients structure their businesses and transactions in the most tax-efficient manner.

Our trusts and estates attorneys represent individuals and business owners in a range of matters.

Articles And Presentations

  • Author, "Hospitals Required to Provide Patients With Transparent Pricing," Fennemore Craig Client Alert, September 2, 2020
  • Quoted, "Why Do Enterprise Blockchain Systems Fail? (Exclusive)," E-Crypto News, June 9, 2020
  • Quoted, "Demystifying Cryptocurrencies: Promise and Potential Lead to Growing Appeal," Destination CRM, May 29, 2020
  • Presenter, "Key Blockchain Concepts for Corporate Counsel," Association of Corporate Counsel, March 12, 2020
  • Presenter, "The Future of the Practice of Law and Blockchain Technology," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, December 2, 2019
  • Presenter, "Blockchain Technology as a Legal Tool," Valley Estate Planners, November 21, 2019
  • Presenter, "Blockchain for Lawyers," Lawyers Networking Group Continuing Legal Education, October 23, 2019
  • Presenter, "Supply Chain and Real Estate Applications," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, October 21, 2019
  • Presenter, "Smart Contracts," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, September 23, 2019
  • Presenter, "Bitcoin: A Case Study," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 26, 2019
  • Presenter, "Course Overview," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 21, 2019
  • Presenter, "Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous," Comerica Bank, August 20, 2019
  • Presenter, "Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies," Great West Financial, July 10, 2019
  • Presenter, "Blockchain: From Digital Currency to Smart Contracts and Beyond," Arizona State Bar Convention, June 27, 2019
  • Presenter, "Industrial Hemp Market and Regulatory Overview," Commerce Bank of Arizona, June 25, 2019
  • Presenter, "Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous," Pinnacle Peak Luxury Home Tour, June 7, 2019
  • Presenter, "Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous," Walt Danley Christie's International Real Estate, April 24, 2019
  • Presenter, "Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning," Merrill Lynch, April 9, 2019
  • Presenter, "Legal Blockchain for Bright Beginners," ASU Arkfield e-Disocvery and Digital Evidence Conference, March 6, 2019
  • Panelist, "Smart Contracts and Blockchain Subcommittee," American Bar Association Cyberspace Law Institute and Winter Working Meeting, January 24, 2019
  • Panelist, "Smart Contracts, Logistics, International Implications, and Future Applications," Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance 2018 Cybersecurity Lunch Forum, December 12, 2018
  • Presenter, "The Future of Blockchain," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, November 20, 2018
  • Presenter, "International Use Cases for Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, November 6, 2018
  • Presenter, "Blockchain Technology in Real Estate and Supply Chain/Logistics," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, October 16, 2018
  • Presenter, "Pitfalls to Avoid in Estate Planning," Merrill Lynch, October 3, 2018
  • Presenter, "The Legal Impacts of Blockchain Technology," Arizona State Bar Intellectual Property Section, October 16, 2018
  • Presenter, "Smart Contracts," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, September 25, 2018
  • Presenter, "Legal Implications of Blockchain Technology," Scottsdale Estate Planners, September 13, 2018
  • Presenter, "Bitcoin: A Case Study," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 28, 2018
  • Presenter, "Course Overview," ASU Law School: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Law and Policy, August 21, 2018
  • Presenter, "Legal Implications of Blockchain Technology," Maricopa Country Bar Association, June 1, 2018
  • Presenter, "Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies," Finemark National Bank & Trust, March 15, 2018

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Adjunct Professor, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Volunteer, Society of St. Vincent DePaul
  • Volunteer, St. Mary’s Food Bank
  • Volunteer, Tempe Junior Crew
  • Past Member, Feeding Matters Professional Advisory Board
  • Volunteer, St. Francis Xavier Athletic Association and St. Francis Xavier Grade School

ADMISSIONS

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona